Keillor's elegy to randy radio

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From: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: 19911103

WLT A Radio Romance. By Garrison Keillor. Viking. $19.95.

Imagine a master storyteller, a nonpareil in capturing dreams and visions (and occasional nightmares) of Lake Woebegonians, as a randy burlesque artist. Imagine Garrison Keillor, imbued with the outrageousness of W. C. Fields and the mordant wit of Ring Lardner. Here is a novel of low comedy and high raillery. It's a lollapalooza that turns out to be a comic elegy for old-time radio.

In 1926, Roy and Ray Soderbjerg founded radio station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato). It was one year after WGN had aired the hearings of the Tennessee ...

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