A good sound man is hard to find

With my foray into live radio production this year I’ve made mention of the creative influence of A Prairie Home Companion on my work. Today I join others in mourning the loss of that show’s famed sound man Tom Keith, a longtime MPR host and personality. He died of a heart attack Sunday. A Prairie Home Companion has posted a lovely tribute page to Keith. My limited recent experience with live variety show radio only reinforces the idea that Keith’s skills were epic and irreplaceable.

Abe Sauer, the Midwestern voice on the coastal-dominated culture/A&E blog The Awl, wrote a piece putting Keith’s work in context.

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