A Moment of Silence on the Prairie

October 31st, 2011 by Julie · 1 Comment · Author/Narrator News, Hear It Here First

Sad news today: Tom Keith, longtime sound-effects wizard on A Prairie Home Companion, passed away suddenly on Sunday.

Tom Keith behind some of the tools of his trade. Photo credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville

In addition to his many years on PHC, Keith was co-host of The Morning Show on Minnesota Public Radio until his retirement from the show in 2008.

A little of his work can be heard on this clip from a 1992 Halloween show, which seems an apt excerpt for today. He’ll be greatly missed, on the show and off.

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