Produced by American Public Media (APM), Live from Here is the new name for A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. Thile has hosted the program for the past year. Bringing audiences near and far together on Saturday evenings has been a tradition in public radio since A Prairie Home Companion launched in 1974. An acclaimed musician and songwriter, Thile took the helm of A Prairie Home Companion in fall 2016 after a lifetime of listening. At the time he was named Garrison Keillor’s successor, Thile said, “I grew up with the show. I take this opportunity, this job, immensely seriously and with great awe.”
The show, now known as Live from Here, continues that tradition – in person, online at www.livefromhere.org, on the radio – with 2.6 million weekly listeners on 586 stations. Each week, Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to share the stage and create a unique listening experience on his variety show.