Posted at 6:55 AM on November 10, 2011
by Julia Schrenkler
Tom Keith, a sound-effects creator for A Prairie Home Companion and former host of The Morning Show (as Jim Ed Poole), died Sunday October 30th. We miss him, his humor, and his skill. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and to all his colleagues.
It is difficult to comprehend how to adequately remember Tom. (the Hurrah for Tom Keith event on Saturday, November 12, 2011 is a one way!) KThere are so many examples of his work with The Morning Show and A Prairie Home Companion. I've had to catch my breath several times reading the reactions and remembrances from people who grew up listening to Tom, who woke up to his voice every weekday morning.
Tom's work is felt throughout Minnesota Public Radio's services and A Prairie Home Companion. Here are videos and links we've compiled, while varied, still cannot cover the span of his work.