WRVO Brings Garrison Keillor Documentary to CNY

April 9, 2009 by

SYRACUSE/UTICA/OSWEGO -- Local fans of A Prairie Home Companion will soon have a chance to screen "The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes," the 2008 documentary about APHC host Garrison Keillor.

The Oswego-based NPR affiliate says screenings of the 86-minute film will be held in Syracuse, Oswego and Utica in May. Members of the Internet Movie Database rated the film 9.5 out of 10 stars.

WRVO explains more in a press release:

This unique film offers a behind the scenes look at Keillor and his weekly radio variety program “A Prairie Home Companion.”  Garrison Keillor is one of America’s foremost humorists and commentators. He takes his comedy skits and musical numbers across the country every week, to the delight of his legions of loyal fans.

Here are the showtimes and places:

  • Syracuse: May 14 at 7pm at the Palace Theatre
  • Oswego: May 19 at 7pm at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center
  • Utica: May 19 at 7pm at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute auditorium

Admission for all three showings is $15.  The Syracuse venue also offers balcony seating for $10.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the station's offices at (800) 341-3690.

A Prairie Home Companion can be heard Saturday nights at 6:00 pm and Sundays at Noon on WRVO.


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