BEMIDJI -- The Great Northern Radio Show was back in Bemidji on Saturday night.

The lively show featured The Latelys from Duluth along with Bemidji’s Caige Jambor and Téa Renee of Park Rapids at the Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. Katie Houg served as the musical director and the Bemidji-based group The Occasionals performed as the house band.

The Great Northern Radio Show is produced by Northern Community Radio, an independent public station covering most of northern Minnesota. Producer and host Aaron Brown led the show, and each show celebrates a place and its people.

Also featured were Rob Fairbanks of Cass Lake, C.J. Anderson of Pequot Lakes, Lauren Nickisch of Pequot Lakes on foley sound effects, Brett Carter of Bagley, Jason Scorich and Louisa Scorich of Duluth, in addition to Katie Carter of Bemidji.

The program aired live on 91.7 FM KAXE in Grand Rapids, Aitkin and the Iron Range, 90.5 KBXE Bagley and Bemidji, 89.9 FM in Brainerd and 103.9 FM in Ely. The show will be rebroadcast on independent public radio stations throughout Minnesota, a press release said, and distributed as a live stream and podcast at