Radio host Garrison Keillor to speak in Fresno

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Radio host Garrison Keillor to speak in Fresno

California State University, Fresno’s 90.7 KFSR radio station will present “A Very Special Evening with Garrison Keillor” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the William Saroyan Theater.

Keillor is best known as the host and creator of the public radio variety program “A Prairie Home Companion,” which airs on 90.7 KFSR Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at noon. Each week, Keillor’s signature monologue “The News From Lake Wobegon” chronicles the stories of a fictional Minnesota town that “time forgot and the decades cannot improve.”

Keillor is the author of more than a dozen books, including the Lake Wobegon-themed novel “Pontoon” and the political commentary “Homegrown Democrat.” He also publishes “The Old Scout,” a regular newspaper column syndicated by Tribune Media Services. His works have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker and on Salon.com. Keillor is a National Humanities Medalist and a member of the Radio Hall of Fame.

90.7 KFSR is a member-supported station and can be heard over the air throughout most of Fresno County, as well as online at www.kfsr.org. The station airs select nationally produced programs as well as music ranging from jazz to rock. The station is operated by a combination of university students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as broadcasting professionals and community members.

Tickets for the event are on sale through Ticketmaster.com, at the Saroyan Theater Box Office or by phone at 559.485.8497. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit 90.7 KFSR.