In the late 1990’s I was living in Farmington, Michigan, USA. For the first couple of years of living there I didn’t have a TV and just listened to the radio, predominately the local National Public Radio station Michigan Radio. Every Saturday Night a two hour show called A Prairie Home Companion was aired. It contained live music, comedy and great general radio entertainment. Ever since that time I have been a regular listener and the show has been part of my weekly routine.
A few years ago, the host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor retired after 40 years of doing the show Chris Thile took over the helm, and shortly afterward the show was rebooted into Live from Here. This once again became part of my weekend routine, until I read this thread in my Twitter feed:
Live from Here has always been about bringing people together. It has been a joy to connect with you in person, on the radio, and online.— Live from Here (@livefromhereapm) June 16, 2020
So last week’s show was the last one to be broadcast. For me this is really devastating news, whether at home or on a business trip, listening to Live from Here always brought happiness and joy to my life. It introduced me to so many new artists and has probably influenced my musical taste just as much as Bob Harris has done over the years. In my eyes, it was simply the best live radio show in the world.
Thank you to everyone involved in producing A Prairie Home Companion and Live from Here, you will be missed and my weekends will never be the same again.