A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile takes over for Garrison Keillor as host of "A Prairie Home Companion".

Beginning October 15, 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. In addition to a new host, the series – airing Saturdays at 6pm – will move from Classical 91.5 to WRUR-FM 88.5. It will remain on AM 1370 at the 12pm timeslot on Sundays.  

Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio. (Read Chris Thile bio) Each week, Chris will feature incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests — some known by all, and some who soon will be — along with a bit of comedy and spoken word, plus Chris will compose and perform a unique new song each week.

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion® is a Saturday night staple for radio audiences everywhere. The show features a unique blend of musical performances and comedy.