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MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 17, 2020 02:14PM
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The successor to "A Prairie Home Companion" was cancelled because of the Corona virus.
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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: wurm
Date: June 17, 2020 02:22PM
Well, it was canceled as a part of a bunch of budget cuts and layoffs due to declining revenue as a result of coronavirus.

APM and MPR are laying off 28 staff members, CEO Jon McTaggart said in a statement, and axing two programs — Chris Thile's variety show Live From Here and John Moe's podcast Hilarious World of Depression. "Revenue sources have dramatically and simultaneously declined" due to the "large and unexpected financial challenge" inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in today's layoffs, McTaggart says. He cites sharp declines in corporate underwriting and sponsorships, among other diminishing cash flows.

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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: jardster
Date: June 17, 2020 02:34PM
Saw that and was sad. Loved listening to Prairie Home Companion... and did like Live from Here. Chris Thile is super talented.



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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 17, 2020 02:39PM
"Well, it was canceled as a part of a bunch of budget cuts and layoffs due to declining revenue as a result of coronavirus."

Thanks for that clarification, wurm.
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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: June 17, 2020 02:49PM
Very sorry to see it end. I'd had to learn how to get WNYC on iTunes every Saturday at 5, because my local public radio station had moved Live From Here to 9 pm.
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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: wave rider
Date: June 17, 2020 03:15PM
Sad that, I was really warming up to Live From Here.



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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: June 17, 2020 04:25PM
rats!
btw, is McTaggart taking a pay cut?
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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 17, 2020 05:07PM
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MrNoBody
rats!
btw, is McTaggart taking a pay cut?
RollingEyesSmiley5

Not that I’ve heard of.

$750,000+ a year doesn’t go as far as it used to, you know. And MPR/APM is doing so well under his leadership.

Pay cuts are for little people.
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Re: MPR/NPR "Live From Here" with Chris Thile canceled
Posted by: jonny
Date: June 17, 2020 05:09PM
Sorry to hear it but, in retrospect I have to say... not every song is improved by adding a mandoline.
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