People

  • Volunteer Coordinator

    Brett Carter is the host of Centerstage Minnesota and volunteer coordinator at Northern Community Radio.  When not scheduling, training and coaching our team of over 100 volunteers, he is shining the spotlight on great Minnesota music.  He...

  • Chief Engineer

    If you want it done, and done right, you can call on Dan Houg, Northern Community Radio’s Senior Engineer and Handyman. And, if you want to know how it works, you’ve got a friend in Dan. Whether it’s patching together the transmitter with parts...

  • Producer

    Grant Frashier is an adventurous kind of guy. Not only does he produce the Close to Home segment where he takes us with him to historic sites and local events, he has been a lighthouse keeper in the Apostle Islands and has worked a buffalo...

  • News and Public Affairs Director

    Heidi Holtan is News and Public Affairs Director for Northern Community Radio. She is on-air host and executive producer for the Morning Show and is also responsible for our local presence on All Things Considered and As...

  • Member Services Manager

    Jennifer has worked at Northern Community Radio since 2006. As Member Services Manager, she maintains our member database and promotional gift distribution.  Her solid, reliable, positive, can-do personality makes us all feel like the world is...

  • Development Director

    John has been listening to KAXE since the early days in 1976, and has worked as our Development Director since 1995. You can hear him on the Morning Show on Thursdays and Fridays. He is also the women’s basketball coach at Itasca Community...

  • Staff Phenologist

    As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and...

  • Music Director

    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...

  • Producer

    Katie is our Area Voices producer.  

    She gets to share the arts, culture and history stories of northern Minnesota. 

    She also helps with website content, pinch hits on the morning show and whatever else needs to be done around the...

  • General Manager

    Maggie is a rural public radio guru; someone who can get you through both minor jams and near catastrophes and still come out ahead of the game. She pens our grants, reports to the Board of Directors and helps guide our station into the dawn of...

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