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John Bauer Day: From the Archives

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a jet lagged John describes his clumsiness on a trip to Denmark

John Bauer is retiring from KAXE/KBXE - for 27 years he's been our Development Director: not only did her garner more and more business support over those years he was instrumental in our expansion to KAXE on the Mississippi River, KBXE studios in downtown Bemidji, Mississippi River festivals and so many great artists over the year, let alone his realistic, heartfelt programming over the years.

It's our Annual Meeting tonight at 6pm (5/20/22) - not only will we tell you about the year behind, we'll tell you all about the things ahead for KAXE/KBXE. And, we'll party with John. Join us!

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 22 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director where she manages producers, hosts local interviews and programs, oversees and manages web stories and establishes focus areas of programming like phenology, clean energy, Indigenous voices, Strong Women, local foods, clean energy, economic development and more. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota. During the pandemic, Heidi hosted 14 months of a weekly statewide conversation on COVID-19 for the AMPERS network.