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The stress in the air had been palpable as s n as the sweep 2nd hand crossed 6 o’clock The red ”on atmosphere” light flashed on, a taped vocals announced, ”This is Minnesota Public Radio.

Broadcast’s ‘Prairie Home’ city slickers want it, t

And Butch Thompson hit the opening records of ”Hello Love” in the Steinway grand.

Therefore began the real time radio broadcast of ”A Prairie Residence Companion” from Mead Chapel at Middlebury College, the initial stop in the show’s springtime trip.

One of radio’s most popular productions, ”Prairie Home” is carried by a lot more than 206 radio that is public with an estimated 1.5 to 2 million audience. Its format harks back again to radio’s Golden Age, interspersing humor, music, and the storytelling of host Garrison Keillor. It’s been called the ”Grand Ole Opry” of bluegrass and folk, along with some reason The inspiration for the show came to Keillor after he penned in regards to the Nashville nation music program for the latest Yorker magazine. ”Prairie Home” is just a event of small-town America. And yet it enjoys appeal such urban, urbane settings as Manhattan.

Mr. Keillor appeared to just take a liking that is immediate this rural Vermont town. Possibly it reminded him of their ”hometown,” Lake Wobegon, Minn., the setting that is fictitious of real-life-dressed-up-as-fiction tales. But still, he missed Lake Wobegon and its particular familiar scenes Bertha’s Kitty Boutique, Ralph’s Pretty G d Grocery, Bob’s Bank, and, needless to say, Powdermilk Bisquits ( made from whole wheat grain raised by Norwegian bachelor farmers). More…