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PROFILE — The Radio Man 

Garrison Keillor by the numbers

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Name: Garrison Keillor 

Age: 70

Profession: Radio host, singer, writer, social commentator, voice-over artist, bookstore owner

But you know him as: The host of the long-running public radio variety program, A Prairie Home Companion

Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Where you thought he was from: Lake Wobegon, which doesn’t actually exist

Alma mater: University of Minnesota

What he’s told you about Lake Wobegon: “All the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”

He started Prairie Home Companion in: 1974

Stations that carry the show: About 600

Listeners: 4,000,000 each week

Movies he’s written that star Lindsay Lohan: 1 — the 2006 film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion

Live shows Keillor is performing around the country this summer: 27

— COMPILED BY MIKE BOOKEY

Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour • Mon, July 8 at 7:30 pm • INB Performing Arts Center • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • $35-$68 • Ticketswest.com

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