Prairie Home Companion on WVTF

Saturdays 6:00-8:00 pm, Sundays 12:00-2:00 PM on WVTF.

Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 6:00-8:00 pm and rebroadcast Sundays 12:00-2:00 pm on WVTF, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

Keillor is the host and writer of A Prairie Home Companion heard on public radio stations across the country and the author of more than a dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Love Me and Homegrown Democrat.

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Program Headlines

  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00pm
    Garrison reads a letter from Civil War lieutenant George Whitman about the Battle of Antietam and sings "Tenting Tonight" with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, and Rich Dworsky and The Wolves of Rhythm.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00pm
    Guy Noir heads to Washington D.C. to advise Governor Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00pm
    For the busy executive, Memorial Day Weekend cuts into valuable time that could be spent working.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 7:00pm
    "It's been an exciting, exciting week. We had storms early in the week. Sunday and Monday, the sky got dark and, y'know, we were hoping for something really dramatic." Memories of the miraculously eventful tornado of 1985, the Lutheran Church holds its church supper in the basement due to weather, Duane Tollerud realizes he does not enjoy fishing, and the host recalls a life-changing hot air balloon ride.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00pm
    "It's been raining and chilly at night out there so people are way behind on lawn care, but the tulips and daffodils are in bloom." The town re-examines its philosophy on lawn care, the Lutheran Church holds its church picnic, and the war between Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies, in a monologue from May 2014.