Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov. 20, 2009




CKWW adds John Records Landecker to Sunday lineup

Get out your bell bottom pants, your platform shoes and turn on the Hi-Fi because Sunday nights on AM 580 are about to get groovier. Starting this Sunday night, AM 580 will air "Into The 70's" hosted by legendary radio personality John Records Landecker. He will bring his style and knowledge of the 70's to this music intensive show which will air Sunday nights from 7 PM to 12 AM on AM 580.

Landecker is a native of Ann Arbor and was inducted into the Radio Wing of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work on WLS in the 1970s.

Sounds of Sinatra will now start an hour earlier and air from 5 until 7 PM on Sundays.



Michigan Radio and Olympia Entertainment welcome A Prairie Home Companion to Detroit

Public radio station Michigan Radio (91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit) and Olympia Entertainment are scheduled to present a live performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, the celebrated variety show produced by Prairie Home Productions and presented and distributed by American Public Media. On Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., host Garrison Keillor and special guests will take the stage at the historic Fox Theatre in Detroit for a live, national broadcast.

Although the show has performed live in Michigan on several occasions, this marks the first performance of the program from Detroit. The February 27 A Prairie Home Companion show will feature live performances and comical skits by Keillor and the Prairie Home cast. Keillor will weave local humor into the show and share his signature monologue, "The News From Lake Wobegon," with Detroit audiences.

Tickets go on sale on through the Fox Theatre box office, through Ticketmaster (Ph: 800-745-3000), and online at on Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m.

A native Minnesotan, Garrison Keillor began working at Minnesota Public Radio in 1969. In the summer of 1974, he hosted the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, a program now heard weekly on over 580 public radio stations by over 4 million listeners. The program regularly airs Saturdays on Michigan Radio at 6 pm and is repeated Sundays at 12 pm. Keillor also hosts a daily five-minute radio program, The Writer's Almanac, and is a frequent contributor to Time. He is the author of 13 books and winner of numerous awards for his broadcasting and literary work.

With Philip Brunelle, Keillor has performed with many orchestras, including the Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and National symphonies. He has received numerous awards for his broadcast and literary work, including: membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (2001); The National Humanities Medal (1999); and a Grammy Award for the recording of Lake Wobegon Days (1985).







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