Garrison Keillor and company bring 'Radio Romance' to Wharton Center

Jul 31, 2013

Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and comedian Fred Watkins join Garrison Keillor for his 'Radio Romance' tour.
Credit Flickr/Ryan Somma

For almost 40 years, "A Prairie Home Companion" has been a beloved staple of the public radio airwaves. Host Garrison Keillor combines music with skits, comedy and storytelling for an old-time radio show that makes even city people feel nostalgic for small town life.

The Prairie Home Companion “Radio Romance” tour  is coming to Wharton Center on August 4. Current State’s Melissa Benmark caught up with Garrison Keillor by phone recently to talk about the show, and what’s romantic about radio.