A Prairie Home Companion airs on WYSO


Greene County News

YELLOW SPRINGS — WYSO Public Radio will carry “A Prairie Home Companion” beginning Saturday, Oct. 15.

Garrison Keillor, the host and creator of the program has retired this summer and musician Chris Thile is taking over as host. Thile is a renowned mandolin player who has performed in Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers. He was a frequent guest on “A Prairie Home Companion” and was handpicked by Keillor to take over the show.

The program will air on WYSO on Saturdays from 6-8 pm. WYSO’s local Celtic music program “The Dear, Green Place” will move to Sunday afternoon at one pm and be followed by Nick Spitzer’s “American Routes,” marking the return of music to WYSO’s Sunday afternoon lineup.

“We’re trying to keep our program schedule fresh and exciting. There are more great programs than ever before made by both local and national producers,” says WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis.

Other changes include:

– “RadioLab” will move to Saturday at 1pm, replacing “Studio 360”.

– “The Splendid Table” will air at 11am Sunday instead of the “Wait,Wait, Don’t Tell Me” repeat.

– NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” will be replaced by the WYSO Documentary Hour and Selected Shorts (repeat) will be replaced by “This American Life” (repeat) on Tuesday evenings.

“We create more local content every year at WYSO, and we expect that trend to continue,” says Ellis.

The new program grid is available at www.wyso.org. Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs.

Story courtesy of WYSO.

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