On November 29, public media stations around the country received news that radio icon Garrison Keillor had been fired by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). Please read carefully a statement from MPR found here.
This decision will impact two programs carried on Hawaiʻi Public Radio: The Writer's Almanac and A Prairie Home Companion.
The Writer's Almanac (formerly Monday - Friday, 9am and 7:06pm, HPR-2) was canceled immediately by program distributors (MPR and American Public Media) and thus is no longer available for broadcast.
A Prairie Home Companion (Saturday, 6pm, HPR-1, and Sunday, 7pm, HPR-2) will now be referred to as The Show with Chris Thile (official temporary title). Thile will address the changed circumstances in his opening monologue airing the weekend of December 2.
HPR is still sorting out our options and will have further announcements shortly.
To make comment about the decisions regarding Mr. Keillor's programs, listeners may contact:
American Public Media
480 Cedar Street
St Paul MN 55101
UPDATED 12/6/17 with new official temporary title for "The Show with Chris Thile."