Sarah Bignall

Director of Operations

If you need to know the words to a particular song ask Sarah Bignall, the Director of Operations for Northern Community Radio.  She claims to know the words to all songs played on KAXE/KBXE.  Sarah is deeply involved with the day to day operation of the station assuring that things run efficiently and effectively.  She brings a particularly impressive expertise in marketing and graphic design to the job.  Sarah grew up in Grand Rapids and continues to live there with her husband and their two children…well…three if you include her favorite, the one with four legs.  Sarah is the go to person when you need a straight direct answer or opinion.  She continues to work to perfect  her “indoor voice”.

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Grant Frashier

The complete line-up for KAXE/KBXE’s 2018 season of ‘Events Under the Tent’ is set.  The season is filled with a wide variety of events including live music, family movie nights, nature walks and more. 

In total, there will be 8 events as part of ‘Events Under the Tent.’  The season kicked off Friday, May 11th with a concert by The Social Animals.  Based in Duluth, this indie rock band is fronted by Dedric Clark. 

The next in the Centerstage Minnesota concerts at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids is Siama Matuzungidi.  A Congolese guitarman,  Siama, recorded hundreds of hits and toured the world with soukous greats until making Minneapolis home base.

Siama’s picking style is legendary.  He and partner Dallas sing up a sweet storm and, along with authentic drum and belafon (a calabash marimba), they perform the sounds of DR Congo and upbeat soukous of East African dance floors

THANK YOU!!  On the Thursday Morning, Maggie Montgomery, Sarah Bignall and Heidi Holtan spoke about the Please Stand By Capital Campaign and gave an update of projects progress.

  As of 03/01/18, Our listeners have raised $205,407.12 from 755 households!!!

Merritt Bussiere and Don Gorham of Almost Blue wrote this song especially for us "Radio Tower Blues."  A special thanks to Mark Lindquist recording this.

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When you hear Christmas music does it fill you with happy thoughts?  A place surrounded by family sipping a beverage by the fireplace or does it remind you of the time Uncle Kenny had too much to drink- passed out on the couch and your cousin's wrestling caused the Christmas tree to fall over. 


Reif Center

The Theater Education program at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids was created to increase possibilities for youth and adults to get involved in theater.   Their production of A Suessified Christmas Carol takes the stage this weekend in Grand Rapids.  Performances will be tonight and tomorrow night, November 17 & 18 at 6:30pm and Sunday, November 19 at 2pm. 

Director Jim Cagle stopped by the KAXE studio to talk about the the Reif Center Theater Education program and the upcoming.