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NCR TRIPS is headed to New Orleans!  Listen to live coverage from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from WWOZ!

Check out the lineup at the 11th Annual Mississippi River Festival!

Looking for the new segment on Northern Commnuity Radio from Milt and Jamie Lee?
 NCR History

You'll find previous stories on our highlights page

 Happy Birthday!

On April 23rd 1976

The first rural community radio station

In the country went on the air….

Northern Community Radio!

We’re still going strong,

and we appreciate all of you!

Tune in for a documentary

about Northern Community Radio

by Milt and Jamie Lee

Thursday at 9am and 6pm 

Saturday at 12pm

and Sunday at 10pm

Email us a birthday wish


Friday May 1st YOU ARE INVITED to join us about our annual potluck party at the KAXE studios in Grand Rapids.  Annual Meetings Parties are open to everyone.  A quorum is 50. We need you!

We’re celebrating May Day with a picnic potluck dinner starting at 6:30, followed by a short meeting, awards ceremony, and party.  Bring a dish to share and your own beverage.

Members are invited to submit resolutions in writing before the start of the business meeting.

Minnesota Book Awards
Congratulations to Jill Jevne of Jacobsen and Sean Hill of Bemidji for their accomplishments at the recent Minnesota Book Awards.

"Dangerous Goods" by Sean Hill.

Jill Jevne collaborated with Harriet Bart and Phillip Gallo for "Ghost Maps.

Do you have a favorite MN author?  Email us!  And check here for Heidi Holtan's interviews with MN authors. 

Great Northern Radio Show 

For the first time our Great Northern Radio Show at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park was recorded for local televsion. You can watch it here. Thanks to Channel 12. The Next Great Northern Radio Show will be live from Grand Marais on Saturday June 13th. 

Record Store Day

A big Thank You to everyone that donated vinyl or cds. We raised over $2000 for Northern Community Radio during Record Store Day at Brigids Pub in Bemidji.  Thanks to all the DJs and volunteers who helped make this event a success.
Help us help Harry Hutchins

Long time member and contributor to Northern Community Radio, and forest ecologist, Harry Hutchins needs new kidney.   If you need more info or want to talk with Harry personally, contact us! 800-662-5799. 

Phenology with John Latimer
You can see more photos on our Phenology page and our Season Watch page on Facebook. Join in the fun and share your observations and changes of fall colors and more. email us.

Phenology School Report:
Class Report: April 21st, 2015
Ruby from Mrs. Magners 5th grade class in Hill City.
Thank you for attending the Sanford Center Powwow and listening to our live broadcast with KOJB. 

Bemijigamaag Video
Listen to these powow stories by David McDonald.

Historian Don Boese begins a new series on life in the first iron mines on the Mesabi Range. The stories were collected in the 1960's by Oliver Mining employee, James Steel.

 Check here to hear and download his segments and other history segments about northern Minnesota.  Check out the latest history segments on our audio highlights page! 

 Stories that Matter
Journalist Stephanie Hemphill covers the environmental impact of sulfates on wild rice, you can also hear our Pipeline Stories from Britt Aamodt here. 

Photo: Congrats to our friend John Latimer who after 36 years retired last Friday. We hope you now get more time to use this shirt and enjoy the outdoors. We enjoyed sharing in your curling celebration last weekend & enjoy your road trip!! ❤️ The Hoops'

The Beat
Minnesota Poets read their own work every weekday at 7:40am and again at 11am. It includes both established poets and students as writers and readers. You can listen to Landlocked Leave by Brian Laidlaw.

Centerstage Minnesota - Tune in Friday afternoons from 2 to 4pm afor an exploration of music by Minnesota talent and ideas on where to see live music! Tell us about your favorite MN musician!  comments@kaxe.org
  Album of the Week

Paddle Minnesota  Produced and hosted by volunteer and retired wildlife biologist Jim Gallagher. Where have you been paddling this summer?
Find audio highlights from Northern Community Radio here  
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