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WHRV-FM (89.5) will broadcast the recent Old Dominion University President's Lecture by Garrison Keillor, author, humorist, singer and host of the popular radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.

Keillor's talk, delivered April 28 at ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center, was the most heavily attended of any President's Lecture.

A Minnesota native, Keillor began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, hosted the first broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" in St. Paul. The show ended in 1987, resumed in 1989 in New York as "The American Radio Company," returned to Minnesota and in 1993 resumed its original name. Each week 2.6 million listeners on more than 450 public radio stations now hear the show. Keillor also hosts a daily five-minute radio program, "The Writer's Almanac," is a frequent contributor to Time magazine and writes a biweekly column of advice to the lovelorn for Salon, an online magazine.

This article was posted on: May 10, 2005

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