I remember the first time I heard A Prairie Home Companion. My father was driving my sister and I to Arkansas to spend the Christmas with our grandparents. Florida to Arkansas is a long drive so I think we stayed overnight in a hotel on the way.
I remember my dad being so excited to hear his voice on the radio. While the “News from Lake Wobegon” segment played over the car stereo my dad told me of his love for the radio show.
What got me interested the most wasn’t the humor or the music. It was Garrison Keillor’s soft voice. The power of radio was set in front of me through his voice. There was nothing to focus or distract away from it. And it was amazing.