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Adams Quits As ‘Good Evening’ Host On Public Radio

November 1, 1988

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Noah Adams, host of the nationally broadcast ″Good Evening″ radio variety show that succeeded ″A Prairie Home Companion,″ will leave at the end of the year, Minnesota Public Radio announced Tuesday.

Adams is returning to his career as a broadcast journalist, according to MPR, which produces ″Good Evening.″ He did not say for whom he would work.

″Good Evening″ will continue to be broadcast live from the World Theater in St. Paul each Saturday night to more than 160 American Public Radio stations across the country, MPR said.

Adams was an anchor for public radio’s news program ″All Things Considered″ before becoming ″Good Evening″ host in 1987.

″I’ll be doing some radio work, I’m sure, and possibly television,″ Adams said. ″And I have a couple of ideas for books that I’d like to explore. But I’ll miss the music and stories and especially the excitement of Saturday evenings, close to air time.″

″Good Evening″ replaced ″A Prairie Home Companion,″ with humorist Garrison Keillor as host. Keillor left ″A Prairie Home Companion″ last year and moved to his wife’s native Denmark, then to New York.

Beginning with the Jan. 14, 1989, broadcast, ″Good Evening″ will feature guest hosts until a permanent host is named, MPR said.

″We started thinking about this program early in 1987,″ Adams said in a statement, ″and we were pretty sure that good music and literature and storytelling could be brought together in a live broadcast from the World Theater that would find a substantial and appreciative audience.

″Now we’re convinced of that. I think we’ve established a format that can continue for many years.″

″It’s been a wonderful two years here,″ Adams told WCCO-TV of Minneapolis. ″I think of it, in a way, as having left someplace and gone to make a movie for a couple of years and made the movie and it’s worked. And I don’t think they want to make it again for the next two years. I want to find some other movie to make.″

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