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Saturday night, snow falling, wind blowing.A perfect night for listening to A Prarie Home Companion. Are there any other PHC fans out there?? Good Luck and God Bless , 73's , Arnold

-- Arnold (, December 30, 2000


Oh Yeah!! Have it on the radio now. We've been listening for a long time. I would bet there's a lot of listeners here. If not, they're missing a real treat. Thinking of going down to the Sidetrack Tap later. John

-- John in S. IN (, December 30, 2000.

Just what is "A Prairie Home Companion" and where can I find it on my radio. Is it a national program - I'm in Ohio.

-- Dianne (, December 30, 2000.

I would like to know where to tune in in NY.

-- Patty (, December 30, 2000.

Yes Love it You can find it on your PBS stations or your NPR stations here in southern IN It is on both Sat. and Sun, at different times. If you look at you can find a link and mayge a station near you. You can also pull it up off of the web. Not sure maybe the I have done it but can't remember where

Aaaah Lake wobegone, where the women are hamsome and the men are good looking...Any Lutheren batchlor farmers out there?

-- grant (, December 30, 2000.

Been listening to it for years. Been to see the live show twice. Garrison Keillor is an amazing storyteller. We saw him at an outdoor show, and he walked around us (sitting on blankets, at the Ste. Michelle Winery north of Seattle.) Other than looking at his watch to keep an eye on the time, he never looked at a note or anything. He must have quite a mind! I love to listen to his tales, although I get tired of some of the other skits a lot these days. He does have good music on sometimes, too.

Stay warm! No snow here. It was 55 or so today, and I weeded the garden. (sorry folks in the blizzards! Wish you had our weather! Can I forward it to you???!)

-- sheepish (, December 30, 2000.

I have a minature "cathedral" replica radio that I tune it in on. Kinda adds to the atmosphere.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, December 30, 2000.

Wow, dear one and I just finished listening to it. A rerun but still wonderful. Every Sat. night we rush through chores to get inside. It starts at 6:00 here in Michigan. Depending on the weather, we can usually get it from either the east or the west on campus PBS

-- diane (, December 30, 2000.

A high point of my week. I don't know how he manages to strike a note with us, but so many of his cracks about the cold winter just really hit home. I also like alot of Jeff Foxworthy's work too. Sometimes it's hard to find entertainment that doesn't come with a dose of filth and foul language. I miss the entertainers like Jimmy Durante..

-- Anne Tower (, December 30, 2000.

Look at for complete show details.

-- Christina (, December 30, 2000.

We used to be regular listeners, but Keeler sometimes gets a bit raw for my tastes, and I got REALLY aggrivated at his Bush "put-downs" during the post-election unpleasantness (it was during a Guy Noir skit, remember?). But the music is wonderful. Anyone remember the skit where the Dad had to replace the septic tank (an old Model A, I think it was), and had it loaded (Full!) on the back of a trailer, when he got caught going down the street as the homecoming parade was coming towards him, with his daughter as the homecoming queen???? I laughed so hard I cried...!

-- Leann Banta (, December 30, 2000.

I loved that episode!!!! I, too, listen when I remember to (more now that my TV is a nonpersona non gratis.

-- Soni (, December 31, 2000.

I've never heard the show but am going to see if I can find it in my local area. Have you ever read any of the books? They are compilations of some of the shows. I have literally laughed to the point of tears while my kids gathered around to see what on Earth was wrong with me. They are definitely worth reading. Try these: HAPPY TO BE HERE, LAKE WOBEGON DAYS, and LEAVING HOME.

-- Melissa (, December 31, 2000.

We rarely miss ol Garrison here; since we dont fit into anyone's categories very well, lots of people we know are appalled at our attraction to this corny show! We are extremely eclectic in our tastes in most everything; PHC takes place nearby (I was born and raised in Minesota...I can relate! I love the variety of music....the warmth and old fashioned feeling of the skits........and Mr Keillor's story-telling genius.....

-- Earthmama (, December 31, 2000.

Geiller was great back before he moved to New York - now he is much to viscious in his humor - just what you would expect from NYC. Went to the show many time in the '70s but wouldn't walk across the street for a free seat today. His concept of the realities of country life are wildly inaccurate. He is always having someone do primary tillage with a cultivator.

-- kirby johnson (, January 02, 2001.

In my middle of the night awakenings (and subsequent radio surfings) I found a radio show that replays old radio shows! The host (pre- recorded) is Stan Freeburg. Those of you as old as I am (or older) will remember Stan, I think. Anyway, it's on AM radio here (KIRO 710) from about 2 a.m. til maybe 4 a.m.(? I fall asleep which is what I'm supposed to be doing anyway!)The shows are really corny, and sometimes pretty funny. I have heard Jack Benney, Grand Central Station, and some really soapy-sounding stuff I had never heard of. You could probably find some local listings at any good search engine. Or who knows? Maybe there's streaming stuff online. Not as sophisticated as Garrison Keillor (ironic, huh?) but nevertheless interesting to listen to! I would rather have radio than teevee any day...

-- sheepish (WA) (, January 02, 2001.

Arnold, I love the PHC, and to those that think Garrison Keillor's humor is too "raw", I just don't understand? Compared to what? A sermon from the Pope perhaps, but really, you have to be pretty uptight to not appreciate the MN Lutheran jokes, our whole family are German Lutherans, and boy, he doesn't exaggerate very much!!!

To all you uninitiated, PHC is on NPR at 6pm on Saturdays and again at 1pm on Sundays, at least here in SE Ohio, the NPR stations are at the far left on your FM dial, usually between 89 and 92 FM. Scroll around at those times, and you will find him. 73's back at you, Arnold.

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, January 03, 2001.

For those of you who have never heard Prairie Home Companion: Go to There you can go to link for the state you live in and the stations and time it is broadcast on.You can also go to the archives and hear rebroadcasts of any previous shows. PHC is addictive. Happy listening.

-- kate henderson (, January 03, 2001.

PHC,a cup of cocoa,the dog on my feet,John messing with the fire....what more could a queen want? My favorites are the pretty good joke shows,and the small town talent shows! Love them powdermilk buscuits. Q.

-- Queen (, January 04, 2001.

Are you Kidding?! Prairie Home Companion and Countryside are naturally made for each other! I pull out my spinning wheel, get a cup of herb tea, and listen in on Sat nights at 6 p.m. I close my eyes, and pretend I am already beyond the sidewalks instead of just starting the financial struggle of doing so. Now that I am single again, and once more in charge of my own (financial) destiny, my goals are much more attainable. I am pouring over the seed catalogs this week as a matter of fact. PHC and Countryside....who could ask for more?!

-- Sandie Thompson (, January 05, 2001.

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