When Garrison Keillor recently profiled American poet John Ashbery on the Writer's Almanac, he only said that Ashbery was "born in Rochester, New York" and "grew up on his family's fruit farm near Lake Ontario." That made me curious. I wondering out loud on Classical 91.5 FM where that farm might be, and several listeners e-mailed specifics. Sue of Williamson, New York wrote:<
The Weather Channel's forecast for Canandaigua this Saturday is 70 and sunny! That's perfect weather to see public radioâ€™s beloved variety show A Prairie Home Companion at Constellation Brandsâ€“Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. WXXI is pleased to bring this live broadcast of Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion to CMAC on Saturday.
Brenda Tremblay presents inspiring classical music, recent performances by Rochester artists, and highlights from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews, classical music news, features, and the latest headlines.
Garrison Keillor, host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" announced that he plans to retire from the show in spring of 2012. However, he has lots in store to keep him busy. Check out this interview with AARP.
With the retirement of Simon Pontin from the Sunshine Show and Salmagundy, we at Classical 91.5 are for the first time in over 30 years having to look at what program content to choose to enhance our classical music service and maintain, and hopefully grow, our audience for the future. As hard as it has been for listeners - and staff - to say goodbye to a dear friend, this is a new era for Classical 91.5 and an opportunity to make our service even stronger for listeners of today - and tomorrow.