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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI - A week of radio programs and special events are planned starting Monday for Northern Community Radio, which will connect 90.5 KBXE and 91.7 KAXE under one signal.

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The KAXE/KBXE morning show will feature local stories and people, along with National Public Radio programming, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

"Beginning that first week you'll hear people from your community talking about the issues that matter to them, and hosting music programming," the release states.

In an effort to connect listeners from opposite ends of the signal, the stations are planning to team guests from the east and west stretches of the signal throughout the week.

Here is a schedule of some planned programming:

E On Monday, Bagley Mayor Mark Edevold will join Chisholm Mayor Michael Jugovich

E Phenologist John Latimer will visit Tuesday with Bemidji based naturalist-forester Harvey Tjader, comparing landscapes and field notes. At 2pm, local legendary musician Gary Burger comes in to talk about his latest recording.

E Farmers across the region will talk Wednesday morning about their fields and farmers' markets. At 6 p.m., the weekly literary show, Realgoodwords, will broadcast live from the KBXE studios in downtown Bemidji with young adult author Will Weaver.

E At 6 p.m. Thursday, Northern Community Radio will broadcast live music from the Bemidji studio with Lance Benson and Mark Bauer on Centerstage MN.

E On Friday, the Morning Show will feature 6-year-old Iris of Shevlin as co-host. That evening, celebrating its first First Friday in Bemidji, Northern Community Radio's Board of Directors will host an open house at the KBXE studios, 305 America Avenue NW.

E The Great Northern Radio Show hosted and produced by Aaron Brown will be on-stage, live-on-air, at the Chief Theater, 5-7 pm. Saturday. The show will feature Two Many Banjos, Jim Miller, Annie Humphrey and a cast of characters for music and humor. Tickets are free but limited. To reserve seats, call (800) 662-5799.

The 90.5 KBXE signal will broadcast at 50,000 watts, serving Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston and the surrounding area.

Both the KBXE and KAXE studios will contribute content to one program stream that will be shared on both stations.

Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit public media organization headquartered in Grand Rapids. It has operated 91.7 KAXE at 100,000 watts since 1976, with translators in Bemidji at 105.3 and Brainerd at 89.9.

BEMIDJI - A week of radio programs and special events are planned starting Monday for Northern Community Radio, which will connect 90.5 KBXE and 91.7 KAXE under one signal.

The KAXE/KBXE morning show will feature local stories and people, along with National Public Radio programming, according to a news release issued Tuesday.

"Beginning that first week you'll hear people from your community talking about the issues that matter to them, and hosting music programming," the release states.

In an effort to connect listeners from opposite ends of the signal, the stations are planning to team guests from the east and west stretches of the signal throughout the week.

Here is a schedule of some planned programming:

- On Monday, Bagley Mayor Mark Edevold will join Chisholm Mayor Michael Jugovich

- Phenologist John Latimer will visit Tuesday with Bemidji based naturalist-forester Harvey Tjader, comparing landscapes and field notes. At 2pm, local legendary musician Gary Burger comes in to talk about his latest recording.

- Farmers across the region will talk Wednesday morning about their fields and farmers' markets. At 6 p.m., the weekly literary show, Realgoodwords, will broadcast live from the KBXE studios in downtown Bemidji with young adult author Will Weaver.

- At 6 p.m. Thursday, Northern Community Radio will broadcast live music from the Bemidji studio with Lance Benson and Mark Bauer on Centerstage MN.

- On Friday, the Morning Show will feature 6-year-old Iris of Shevlin as co-host. That evening, celebrating its first First Friday in Bemidji, Northern Community Radio's Board of Directors will host an open house at the KBXE studios, 305 America Avenue NW.

- The Great Northern Radio Show hosted and produced by Aaron Brown will be on-stage, live-on-air, at the Chief Theater, 5-7 pm. Saturday. The show will feature Two Many Banjos, Jim Miller, Annie Humphrey and a cast of characters for music and humor. Tickets are free but limited. To reserve seats, call (800) 662-5799.

The 90.5 KBXE signal will broadcast at 50,000 watts, serving Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston and the surrounding area.

Both the KBXE and KAXE studios will contribute content to one program stream that will be shared on both stations.

Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit public media organization headquartered in Grand Rapids. It has operated 91.7 KAXE at 100,000 watts since 1976, with translators in Bemidji at 105.3 and Brainerd at 89.9.

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