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Immensely talented people, who have the potential to impress anyone just with the way they talk are an intellectual asset for the society, and Garrison Keillor is surely one of them. Born in 1942, American radio star, humorist, author and storyteller Garrison Keillor was named by his parents Gary Edward Garrison Keillor . He earned most of his popularity and public recognition for his show named A Prairie Home Companion on Minnesota Public Radio .

Coming from a humble background, Garrison Keillor’s father was a postal worker and carpenter. He joined the world of radio and show business in 1969 at Minnesota Educational Radio (MER) that has now been renamed as Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). One of his first shows included The Morning Program that he hosted from 6 to 9 in the morning during weekdays. The program was also called as A Prairie Home Entertainment, and it was broadcasted from the St. John’s University at Collegeville on KSJR 90.1 FM .

Through the show Keillor earned a great fan following, owing to the fact that it was unique especially in the music it presented. The show presented more of fresh and modern music that was in contrast with the stations usual style of classic music. It was this time that he also explored his abilities of story writing, and started composing fictional stories for a local magazine, The New Yorker . It was during this time that Local Family Keeps Son Happy was published and its inspirational story got great appreciation. The show was running successfully when he took a break from his career as he resigned from The Morning Program as a protest to some actions taken by the management of the radio station against him, that, according to him, were attempted to hinder his musical programming. A month later he resumed the show and it was then renamed as A Prairie Home Companion.

Garrison Keillor has always been an innovative person, bringing new ideas and styles to traditional radio programs, and has always attracted more and more public attention towards him for these innovative ideas. One such idea was to bring live musical performances to Saturday night radio shows that he did under the difficult circumstances of limited space for the musicians in the radio station and the risk involved with incorporating a new idea in his show.Starting off as a variety show with typical format, A Prairie Home Companion continued to reinvent its format and presentation over the passing time owing to the innovative and dynamic personality of Garrison Keillor. One of the interesting features of his show was the addition of fictitious advertising campaigns, like those of Powdermilk Biscuits and Jack’s Auto Repair. His unique promotional slogans always kept the listeners interested in his show.

Apart from being a popular radio host, Garrison Keillor has also been a renowned writer as his books as well as newspaper articles continue to inspire readers across the world. His books have been directed towards audiences that include both children as well as adults. He has been writing regularly for newspapers including The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly . For his advice column for he used the pen name Mr. Blue . He continued to write the column until he was operated for some cardiac problem, when he discontinued the column after writing the last one titled Every Dog Has His Day.

The artist has also been acknowledged by critics and organizations across the world for his untiring efforts in his field. These awards and nominations include a Medal for Spoken Language by American Academy of Arts and Letters and National Humanities Medal by National Endowment for the Humanities , received in 1990 and 1999 respectively. In 1994 he got inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. He has also won a Grammy Award in 1988 for Lake Wobegon Days . His performances always keep the attendees interested and captivated due to his magical way of speaking as well as his intriguing ideas, and Garrison Keillor Tickets provide everyone an opportunity to be a part of such a great experience.