89.3 KPCC-FM Presents A Prairie Home Companion Live at the Greek Theatre Starring Garrison Keillor

Monday, April 13, 2009 (Los Angeles) - 89.3 KPCC-FM is proud to present a special live performance of A Prairie Home Companion with host Garrison Keillor on Friday, June 5th. The show will be held at the Greek Theatre starting at 7:30 PM. Garrison Keillor will bring along The Royal Academy of Radio Actors, his Guy's All-Star Shoe band, sound effects man Fred Newman, and special guests still to be announced.

This will be the seventh consecutive year that Garrison Keillor has brought the renowned public radio program to Los Angeles. The performance will be recorded and broadcast to die-hard fans around the country and the globe on Saturday, June 6th. 89.3 KPCC will broadcast the show locally at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM on June 6th and 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 7th.

Currently in its 35th season, A Prairie Home Companion has made Minnesota's way of life and the fictional small town of Lake Wobegon part of American popular culture. The show is heard on more than 580 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. Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News From Lake Wobegon, is available via podcast/iTunes.

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 Motor Corporation. Audio clips, scripts and more information on A Prairie Home Companion can be found online at www.prairiehome.org.

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Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire and 90.3 KPCV in the Coachella Valley. Reaching more than a 600,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California and serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most NPR (National Public Radio) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered over 200 journalistic honors including 3 Distinguished Radio Journalist awards (from the Greater LA Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists) and the 2008 top honor for Breaking News from the LA Press Club. SCPR also features signature public radio programs from American Public Media, the BBC and Public Radio International. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.

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