A Prairie Home Companion


Fri May 15, 2015

Gary Borders: Public radio legend Garrison Keillor's timing is impeccable

When “A Prairie Home Companion” first went on the air, Richard Nixon was a month away from being run out of the Oval Office. “Annie’s Song” by John Denver topped the pop charts. The Ford Pinto and the Plymouth Valiant were the best-selling cars in America, and the median price of a home in America was $37,400. It was July 1974, and Garrison Keillor and his troupe took the stage for about a dozen people in the audience in Saint Paul, Minn.

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Sun June 10, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

Tune in for Garrison Keillor and "A Prairie Home Companion" Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Coming to you from the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, it's our repeat broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Tune in and hear yourselves having a great time at the performance.  With special guests, musical ambassadors of Louisiana's rich Acadian past, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and the original guitar hero, James Burton. Also with us, singer Andra Suchy, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame guitarist James Burton joins Garrison Keillor on "A Prairie Home Companion" at Municipal Auditorium. James has played on countless number-one recordings and created some of the most influential guitar riffs in popular music. Elvis Costello says that James Burton is one of few the players who musicians almost always call ‘legendary.’ Pete Townsend says that James is probably the most important guitar player in American music. Read more about James Burton and the James Burton Foundation Here

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Sun June 10, 2012


Sat June 9, 2012
Cultural, Community, Information

A Prairie Home Companion Photo Gallery

Pat Donohue with James Burton Rehearsing

We took a lot of photos at A Prairie Home Companion to share with you. Many are from our vantage point back stage, the side of the show most never get to see. We'll start with rehearsal shots followed by those we took at the show and close with photos from the after party. We have linked this gallery to our Face Book Page and would love to have you share your's with us as well. Click here to link to our Facebook Page.



Fri March 9, 2012
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Win tickets to "Prairie Home"

We have another drawing tonight at 10:00 p.m. Everyone who pledges before 10:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8 will be automatically entered. You could win a pair of tickets to the live broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" on Saturday, June 9, at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium. These are premium seats. Pledge NOW by calling 800-552-8502 or pledge online here: 

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