After over 40 years hosting A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is hanging it up. If you missed the original airing on Saturday, July 2nd, you can still join in saying goodbye to a radio legend. The archived show is available for listening here.
Mandolinist Chris Thile takes over hosting duties on October 15th. But Keillor, who can still be heard on Writer's Almanac and APHC repeats, will go out with a packed show, recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.
From APHC's site:
This week: we’re at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California for our final broadcast of the season. It’s a duet singing show, with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Heather Masse, and Christine DiGiallonardo all along to join the host on time-honored American ballads, British Invasion romps, country-western weepers, and Broadway classics, guaranteed to send him off to radio retirement in style. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with L.A. tales and sound effects straight from rush hour on the 101; pianist and music director Richard Dworsky guides the band (Bernie Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold) through surf melodies and sun-drenched rock’n’roll instrumentals; and one last update on the News from Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve.