A Prairie Home Companion

Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at noon
  • Hosted by Chris Thile

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion® is a Saturday night staple for radio audiences everywhere. The show features a unique blend of musical performances and comedy.

Beginning in October 2016, musician extraordinaire Chris Thile will take over for Garrison Keillor as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion. Chris' wide range of musical taste, paired with his vast network of famous and talented friends, will draw new, diverse talent to public radio. (Read Chris Thile bio)

The next version of A Prairie Home Companion will draw new, younger audiences while still engaging the 3.5 million weekly listeners. In fact, we're already seeing that. Chris' Super Bowl-inspired original song during his last guest host appearance, "Omahallelujah", became the most-watched clip on the show's YouTube channel, with over 300K views.