WNPR to Host a Live Performance of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion on April 25

Release Date: 04/15/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 15, 2009) – This April, Garrison Keillor and his immensely popular A Prairie Home Companion (APHC) will be in Waterbury, Connecticut, at The Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street.

• The sold-out APHC live radio broadcast will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
• There will be a media opportunity at the back of the house beginning at 5:45 p.m.
• Please call Maria Zone at 860-275-7243 if you are a media member and are planning to attend. Your name will be placed on a media list. 

Currently in its 35th season, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor is heard on close to 600 public radio stations nationwide, with a weekly audience that tops 4.3 million listeners. The program can also be heard on XM Radio, the Armed Forces Network Europe, the Far East Network, and in dozens of European cities via the Astra satellite network. “The News from Lake Wobegon”, is available via podcast/iTunes.

Garrison Keillor is the recipient of Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards, and he has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His weekly op-ed column, "The Old Scout," appears in newspapers coast to coast, and his books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Lake Wobegon Summer 1956 and his latest, Liberty (Viking).

A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented by American Public Media. The show is sponsored nationally by General Mills, Inc. and by the Ford Company. Audio clips, scripts and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.

WHAT: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
WHO: Garrison Keillor, with Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman. See www.prairiehome.org for dates on which specific artists perform.
WHEN: Live radio broadcast on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut

About WNPR
WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media, is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes CPTV, a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.wnpr.org and/or www.cptv.org.
 

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