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A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion is the title of a live U.S. Saturday afternoon variety radio show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor, transmitted from Minnesota Public Radio since 1974.

The show went off the air in 1987 only to return in 1993. The show continues broadcasting to this day on over 511 public radio stations in the United States. Approximately 3.9 million U.S. listeners tune in each week.

It features a weekly report from the fictitious small town of Lake Wobegon. Another recurring event on the show are fictional informercials for "The Catsup Advisory Council[?]". Each show opens with the Spencer Williams composition "Tishomingo Blues" as the theme song, but with custom words written for the show.

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