Get a taste of Minnesota radio history at Radio Tapes, a site packed with clips from several notable stations. Most importantly, you’ll find a few airchecks and bits our very own Tim Russell recorded back in the ’70s and ’80s! (Including the morning show segment above, from April 1982.)
It’s been a big week in Minnesota weather. We had a little snow at the beginning of the week and it was cold and then it got warmer and the sun came out.
The story of Mr. Turnblad, who built a sailboat, sailed the Gulf of Mexico for three months, and returned to Lake Wobegon a changed man. Plus, Darlene falls for a new bread deliveryman, and the town deals with rain on the night of the junior/senior prom, in a monologue from 2009.
“I went in the back door and I was like, please don’t let her be on stage, please don’t let her be on stage. I just wanted to run and hide. And she and Garrison were on the stage, and he did not let me walk by — he grabbed by the arm, pulled me right over and said Andra Suchy, I’d like you to meet Emmylou Harris. And she took me, put her hands on the face, and gave me a kiss on the cheek, and I thought I was going to die. So he was like ‘Why don’t you sing with us?’ So there I am, in a matter of two weeks, there I am singing on A Prairie Home Companion with Emmylou Harris, one of my heroes of all time, and Garrison.”—
Garrison’s frequent duet partner Andra Suchy describes her first visit to the show
It was a new moon on Monday so it was purely dark for three nights and there was very little snow on the ground to reflect any starlight or streetlights.
Clint Bunsen turns to a vegetarian diet after his wife discovers a dangerous German cookbook, Pastor Liz makes a few pastoral calls, and they share an awkward encounter when Clint visits to repair her toilet.