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Radio News: Mandolinist Chris Thile to replace Garrison Keillor on 'Companion'

Jun 30, 2015 11:26 pm
[caption width="200" align="alignright"] Chris Thile, from Wikipedia.[/caption]Paste magazine reports that mandolinist Chris Thile will take over as host of the live radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" next year when host of 40 years, Garrison Keillor, retires in 2016. The show is distributed by American Public Media on most public radio stations in the United States. Thile plays mandolin the acoustic trio Nickel Creek and the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers, and has been a frequent guest on the show, guest-hosting twice. Keillor was quoted saying, “Chris is my man, and I’m eager to stay home and read books.” Locally, "A Prairie Home Companion" airs locally on WAMC (90.3-FM) Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.