The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 37th season of production. Live every Saturday night from 6ó8 p.m. ET, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
number of programs/frequency
Program feed schedule
A Prairie Home Companion is available via ContentDepot. To get the program, stations must subscribe to A Prairie Home Companion in the ContentDepot. Episodes are made available live with subsequent file transfer at the following time:
ContentDepot Live Stream: Saturday 18:00-19:59 ET
All promos are available in the ContentDepot for automatic file delivery in one push at the start of each quarter. The most current versions will always be in A Prairie Home Companion ON-AIR PROMOS under “episodes”. Then former versions will live under “Promotional Materials”. In order to receive these promos automatically you will have to be subscribed to the A Prairie Home Companion ON-AIR PROMOS page in the ContentDepot. You may also manually download promos at your convenience from this page on the ContentDepot.
For custom promos, pre-recorded image spots and sample program scripts check out the On-air promos Page.
Tickets to Prairie Home performances in St. Paul are available in person at the Fitzgerald Theater or through MPR or Ticketmaster. For ticket information when Prairie Home is on tour, check the Prairie Home Web site for tour and ticket information.
A Prairie Home Companion is available on a market-exclusive basis only (within the originating station's 60dBu contour)*. Exclusivity does not apply to repeater stations of a network. For details, please contact your Station Relations Representative. American Public Media partner stations must carry all programs in the series on the same day as the feed: live in Eastern and Central time zones; in all other time zones, if not carried live, the program must be broadcast with a start time no later than 6:00 p.m. local time. Repeat broadcasts must conclude prior to the feed time of the next Saturday broadcast. The program must be carried in its entirety, except in the case of fundraising weeks where the station has chosen not to preempt the program for fundraising purposes. On these weeks — a maximum of four per year — the stations may break into the program for pitching and delete a portion of the program, not to exceed 48 minutes total, for fundraising breaks.
*American Public Media reserves the right to broadcast A Prairie Home Companion on its owned and operated stations in any market.
Stations may use the fundraiser in place of the regular broadcast a maximum of four times within one year of the feed. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.
cds and transcripts
Please refer listeners to 1-800-998-8173 to request a catalog or to order by phone, or to prairiehome.org to order online.
Over the past 37 years, A Prairie Home Companion has won the hearts of the public radio audience. At live broadcasts, the crowd is filled with GenXers along with their parents and grandparents. Garrison Keillor, who frequently signs autographs for hours after shows, has a large and loyal following across the country.