Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

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Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates a unique community-based public radio station, KAXE and KBXE. NCR serves most of north central, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM and a 50,000-watt signal in Bemidji at 90.5 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9 FM and in Bemidji at 105.3 FM

Northern Community Radio is a different kind of radio. When you tune in NCR you hear northern Minnesota...its people, environment, communities, attitude. These are the "stars" of NCR programs. NCR is a place where people gather to dance to good music or to find out about the flowers in the ditches and the birds at their feeders. It's a place to learn about the world, laugh, meet good neighbors, and share ideas.

Series

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38 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota Features are value-added segments focusing on various aspects of Minnesota's music landscape, past and present. Centerstage Minnesota Features are produced by Nothern Community Radio, and are made possible by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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100 Pieces

A focus on regional events, sites, and places and how they relate to the community.

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Coming Home: the Gary Burger Story is an hour-long documentary about the life and times of Gary Burger, former front man of The Monks. Produced by Milt Lee and written by Jamie Lee.

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148 Pieces

Stories from Northern Minnesota's arts and culture scene.

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82 Pieces

Topical conversations about the history, present and future of Minnesota with our commentators Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

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29 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice about topics related to Minnesota arts culture and history. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Free concert with the Erik Koskinen band in Brainerd.

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37 Pieces

KAXE/KBXE's monthly journey to a chosen community or region in the listening area.

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On Live and Local, we hear performance and interviews from musicians who have swung by the KAXE/KBXE studios. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Live Event Series showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji.


Latest Pieces

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Kathleen Blake from Grand Rapids joined us to talk about this time of the year, and how tough it can be for those who are grieving loved ones. Esp...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2019
  • Length: 21:32
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Gillian Bedford has been exhibiting her artwork since the 1980s in galleries across the United States. Part of personal collections in Sweden, Germ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 13:42
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Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra along with his cabinet and the MN State Board of Trustees recently visited Bemidji State University an...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 11:21
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the changes it has inspired, the Beltrami Historical Society, League of Women Voter...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 27:38
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Bemidji Community Theater opened their production of Annie last Friday. We spoke with stage manager Kristine Cannon about the production, the ways...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 16:07
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On a search for the meaning of Wassegijig, his family name, Michael Wassegijig Price found himself in an inspiring world of Indigenous narratives t...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 15:10
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:47:24
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:42:47
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Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2019
  • Length: 01:38:06
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More on impeachment on Dig Deep with Chuck Marohn and Aaron Brown.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 21:56