It’s finally happening. Garrison Keillor is riding off into the sunset and leaving his baby, A Prairie Home Companion, to live without him. A Prairie Home Companion has become a modern day radio phenomena. Keillor masterfully put a radio show together that pulls on the heart strings, lifts the spirit and gives the stomach muscles a good workout. The 72-year-old Keillor wants to pass his mic to singer Chris Thile, who is a member of Nickel Creek. Thile will insure that all of Lake Wobegon’s kids stay above average.
Thile will be the co-host for a few episodes when the new season begins, and Keillor will stay as host. But the Keillor will turn over the hosting duties to Thile, who made his first appearance on the 15 years ago at some point during the season. Thile has hosted the show in the past, and he has done an excellent job in that role, according to Keillor and the audience.
Garrison won’t completely disappear from the show, which is good news for fans like Brian Bonar. He plans to make guest appearances so the popular detective Guy Noir will not be lost forever.