Kroc of Gold
TR: Would you like some fries with that insight?
GK: It's meant a lot of immediate changes for us. For instance, we were now permitted to buy plane tickets to get here, instead of our usual method of travel, hitch hiking.
MA: So you work on the radio?
GK: Yes, I do.
MA: We have a lot in common.
GK: You work for radio?
MA: No, I hear voices in my head.
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GK: We've been able to donate all our radio equipment to the Smithsonian Institute and purchase the latest, state-of-the-art solid-gold electronics.
SS: Yes, and you see that this transmitter has a diamond tweeter and a ruby woofer.
GK: And we have the opportunity to upgrade and improve the show.
TR: You know, if we replace the microphones with video cameras, we could be a television show!
GK: The band has been able to get that wah-wah pedal they've hand their eyes on.
GK: We've also been able to re-launch the Prairie Home Helicopter, which is also solid-gold. So we have a bird's-eye view of the show. How's it looking up there, Brad?
BD: Looking good, Mr. Keillor. Could you move a little to the right?
GK: You got it, Brad. Yes, it's a great time to be in public radio. Our gravy train has finally pulled into the station.
SS: You call this a dressing room! Where's the sparkling water on tap? Where are the green M&Ms? Where's the Japanese rock garden? My people will hear of this!
GK: That's right, we are now able to afford people. And of course, all employees of public radio get to super size their lunches for free.
SS: And now I can get that sandwich with cheese!
GK: We are very grateful to Joan Kroc and her estate, so tell them what they'll be receiving, Tim.
TR: We'll be sending them this really big tote bag.
GK: Public radio...eventually we'll get ours.