Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Minnesota Morning Institution Says Farewell

Set your alarms early because tomorrow morning the long-running Morning Show says farewell with a special live broadcast at the Fitzgerald Theater from 5-9 am Central. For over 25 years, hosts Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole (aka Tom Keith, sound effects man for A Prairie Home Companion) have brought an eclectic mix of folk, musical theater and rock & roll seasoned with some odd skits and jokes to Minnesota Public Radio (first on their classical station and most recently on The Current). Tomorrow's show will include performances by artists who have frequented the MPR studios and the Morning Show playlists, including Greg Brown, Prudence Johnson, Peter Ostroushko, Dan Newton, The Steeles and The Brass Kings. The show is free and open to the public so if you're in the Twin Cities come on down for the party...or tune in online here.

Although Jim Ed is retiring as DJ (don't worry, you'll still get to hear him on Prairie Home, doing bird calls and such!), Dale Connelly will continue to do radio programming for a new online service called Radio Heartland. So stay tuned in!

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