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August 16, 2007 |
The Hon. G Keillor,
We now get your show on Australia's Radio National on Sunday night at 7 pm. Sunday evening is now so different. I relax with some good Aussie red, a comfortable chair in front of the fire and turn on a beautiful radio. And there you are from across the sea. Public radio here is some of the best in the world and you have made it better. Many thanks. It is wonderful to have you at home.
I had heard that Radio National was carrying the show but that was only the word from management, which doesn't always have a grasp on the reality of the situation, and it's good to get confirmation from the rank and file. And that's a lovely picture the listener by the fireside, a glass of red wine, the good people of Lake Wobegon gossiping in the Chatterbox Cafe except what is this beautiful radio? I imagine a big wooden tabletop model with Corinthian pillars on the side and pyramids and a marble owl. In my kitchen there's one of those utilitarian shoebox-sized radios with a CD player in it. Mostly I listen to radio in the car, but I never have far to drive, so it's always brief. The last time I sat in a chair with a glass of red wine in front of a fire and listened to the radio? I can't even remember. (Well, the red wine is gone for me now.) So I envy you a little. But I have this image firmly in mind and it will flash back the next time the band plays the Tishomingo Blues.