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.

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10 Pieces

Local independent producer David McDonald recently returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014. During his service, he interviewed over 40 fellow Peace Corps Volunteers as well as recorded a fascinating variety of audio from all over Morocco.

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252 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

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1 Piece

Each week host Bobbie Kleffman talks with people who have a passion for horses.

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331 Pieces

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show connect listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in northern Minnesota. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

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41 Pieces

Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

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5 Pieces

The annual Bemijigamaag Powwow brings together natives and non-natives to celebrate the tradition of the powwow and community. Presented by Ampers and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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148 Pieces

Between You and Me is our weekly get together, a mix of music and conversation. Including commentaries from regular contributors like Aaron Brown, Guido and The Last Word

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118 Pieces

The Call of the Wild is a call to your heart. The call to the wild part of yourself that you want to express in the work that you do. Sometimes you can even make a living doing what you love. And sometimes you can’t, but you still do it. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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496 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji. Also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls and on WTIP in Grand Marais.

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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.


Latest Pieces

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Shanthi Siva is originally from India, and now lives in Rochester Minnesota with her family. She has a Masters Degree in English Language and Liter...

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Alyssa Joy is a student at Bemidji State University who is from North Minneapolis. Her poetry is an exploration of the painful struggle of human ex...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
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Teresa Evangeline spends her days on a little piece of land along the Pine River observing and experiencing the beauty of the world. Then, through...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
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Danny Klecko runs a bakery in Saint Paul. Many of his poems are written while he bakes for capitol city. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minn...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:54
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Steve Downing reviews the 12th annual 'It's Only Clay' juried exhibit at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, Mn. Plus reviews from the Franklin Ar...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:07
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Steven Downing attended the 40th Birthday of MCA , Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. One of the oldest and most successful arts advocacy organizatio...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:13
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The Christopher David Hanson Band, Mason Jennings, Tree Party Sterling Roots, Dedric Clark, Diet Folk, Jim Miller, Javier & The Innocent Sons, The ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 55:23
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Nigel Egg, Midwest Paul Cook, Aaron Tank, The Mark Kreitzer Band, Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Pickers, Holy Hootenanners, The Fattenin; Frogs, ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:33
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Diet Folk, Dedric Clark, Brian Laidlaw, Tree Party, Sterling Toors, The Fattenin' Frogs, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Atmosphere, Whirled Muse

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 55:26
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Fathom Lane, Legend of Gert, Sterling Roots, Tree Party, Erik Koskinen, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, The Fattenin' Frogs, Peter Kogan

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 57:19
  • Purchases: 1