John Bauer

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 College. John loves animals, golf, and complaining about the Minnesota Twins.

Ways to Connect

Heidi and John visit with Tobi Aiyedun, a 2020 graduate from Bemidji State University with a masters degree in Biology.  Tobi explains how a virtual graduation works, and how she felt about it compared to other graduations she has experienced in the past.  She talks about the difficulties of finishing out the school year virtually and gives other 2020 graduates encouragment in these trying times.

Our Early Bird Fishing Guide, Jeff Sundin, says on good authority, the Minnesota fishing opener, without a doubt, will happen! 

Hear the whole conversation here.

Listen every week on Thursday mornings about 6:20 for tips and suggestions from Jeff Sundin on the KAXE/KBXE Thursday Morning Show on Northern Community Radio.

The Reif Center and the MacRostie Art Center connected with ICTV to make  First Friday happen despite  people's inability to visit the galleries.  Everyone is invited to watch a first ever virtual First Friday celebration in Grand Rapids.  You can find it on ICTV Facebook and Youtube channels as well as Mediacom 2 & 7 and Paul Buny

Nate Lane is manager of Super One Foods South in Grand Rapids. Grocery workers are in contact with the public every day, so during a pandemic safety for both shoppers and staff is a big concern.

John Bauer talked with Nate about store safety, the supply chain, and employment opportunities at Super One. You can hear the full interview below (did you know pickles are in short supply?)

The Walking Tourists

Even though sports aren't happening right now, Fred Friedman and Kyle Erickson still had plenty to talk about on Thursday's Morning Show, including college eligibility, the Olympics postponement, and trivia.

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