Yesterday Michael and I took a much deserved break from work (well, we think so) rendezvoused with our friends Mark and Dale in front of The Container Store and headed over the Golden Gate Bridge to the beautiful old War Memorial Opera House to watch Garrison Keillor record his radio show. *swoon* What a great time we had. When that red "On the Air" sign lit up, it was all I could do to keep my song and dance routine in check. This morning at 11:00 the show will be rebroadcast on the radio and streamed over the internet, but if you miss it (and really want to hear me barking like a dog) it will be archived online tomorrow. Show date: Saturday, January 16th, 2010. Don't miss it! And if you've never heard of A Prairie Home Companion, I'd say it's time. Greatest radio show on earth.
Need to know the latest adventure of Guy Noir as soon as possible? Find out what the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band did with the Powdermilk Biscuit Break this week? There are a number of ways to find out. Here's where you'll find all the ways we know of for you to listen to our show.
A Prairie Home Companion is also broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, Saturdays at 5:00 PM CST.
Live Web Stream
Every Saturday, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Central Time) visit http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/ to listen to a live audio Web stream of the show. You can hear a rebroadcast of the live stream on Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CT)
The MP3 links are played through .pls files, which are compatible with any number of media players, including, but not limited to: Quicktime, iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp, VLC. Windows Media links require Windows Media Player. Dial-up users will have best results using the 32 Kbps Windows Media Stream.
Archives of each show are posted the Monday following broadcast. Visit the Archive section of the site to browse through them all.
iPhone/iPod Touch Apps
If you're trying to listen on a mobile device, like Apple's iPhone or iPod Touch, you'll need to download an App to hear the show. We recommend the Public Radio Player (iTunes link). Once you've installed the player, you'll need to find a station that broadcasts Prairie Home Companion.
Many listeners have been asking us to make A Prairie Home Companion available as a podcast. We are unable to do so at this point in time.
The reason we cannot offer the whole show up for podcast is that we feature many different bands and musicians on our show. As such, their intellectual property is being broadcast to the listening audiences. We would have to get each artists' permission, not only to distribute their music in this way, but they would also have to be comfortable with the fact that it could be shared easily.
We do have Garrison Keillor's monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon available in podcast form. You can subscribe to it here.