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Strange Interference

June 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

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I just wanted to send a message out to you about the strange way I heard parts of your show recently. I am stationed with the Illinois National Guard in Afghanistan. While on duty I noticed my radio picking up some strange interference. Then I heard the unquestionable sound of your voice. It was then I realized that somehow my communication system was picking up a broadcast of your show. Though I am not sure how this happened, it was nice to be able to listen to the parts that cut in.

Thank you for your show. It is a real treat when I get to hear it (which I guess means when my superiors are trying to contact me).

SGT Patrick J. DeGeorge
Camp Eggers, Afghanistan


This sounds like a scene from a comedy, Sergeant. An American platoon is pinned down by enemy fire on a rocky hillside and the sergeant calls for help and he gets a guy talking about eating rhubarb pie at a church picnic. When we do the show — this week in LA, next week in Cincinnati — we try to imagine the listening audience, and I often think of a trucker crossing Nebraska and picking the show up from three different FM stations in the course of two hours, or I think of people sitting on a back porch in Columbus, Georgia, or an old man in a walk-up apartment in Brooklyn, but I haven't yet imagined troops in Afghanistan. I will now include you in my imagined pantheon of listeners.

Good luck to you and thank you for your service to our country.


Thank you to SGT De George from
San Clemente, Ca.
A Prairie Home Companion
entertains, but also comforts many
of us often.
The show is a part of routine in
an otherwise (sometimes) chaotic
APHC on Saturday, and the St. Clement's
By The Sea Episcopal Church service on
Sunday (8:00 service!), are wonderful
ritualistic parts of life here
in SoCal.
We're looking forward to next week's
show at the Greek Theater!
San Clemente

I'm a soldier deployed to Iraq. While I don't get APC on the radio, I do listen to it online. It's so wonderful to be able to hear the voices I grew up listening to. It's like sitting down to a piece of homemade rhubarb pie and savoring every bite. Thanks for broadcasting a little bit of home.

Garrison : Ever thought about performing with a USO show? That would be fantastic!

I'm a 20 year old college kid who listens whenever he can. I listen despite the jokes of my friends that talk radio or radio in general is rediculous. This is great comedy and story telling that I really savor and have a hard time finding anywhere else.

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