'Champagne Music' Still Bubbles on
"'Champagne Music' Still Bubbles on TV." North Dakota Horizons, 1992.
|Lawrence Welk today: Still playing the pump organ he first learned the old tunes on.|
Since it premiere on PBS in 1987, "The Lawrence Welk Show" has consistently scored the highest average ratings of all programs among participating stations. North Dakota's public television station, Prairie Public Television, carries the Welk show every Sunday at 7 p.m.
Prairie Public Promotion Manager Tom Rendon says the show returned to airways in a big way.
"It began as a pledge week special called "Lawrence Welk: America's Music Man" that ran in March' 87. They were testing it out. It went over like gangbusters."
Each week, between 50 and 70,000 Lawrence Welk fans in the Prairie Public viewing area enjoy the show where it consistently ranks among the station's top 10 programs. Apparently, the appeal of North Dakota's most famous favorite son is timeless.
Reprinted with permission of North Dakota Horizons.