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Meet KAXE's New Music Producer/Centerstage MN Host: Malachy Koons

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Tune in Fridays at 2 and 10pm for our spotlight on MN Music: Centerstage MN

It's an exciting 2023 at KAXE/KBXE with new crew on board for radio and an expansion of our news department.

Last week we met Malachy Koons - he's our new music producer who, among other things, will producer Centerstage MN on Fridays on KAXE/KBXE.

Take a listen to our conversation, and tune in to catch Malachy on Fridays as well as other music programming like New Music and Mixtape.

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.
Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits