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

This morning we had the chance to talk with Vermilion Community College Basketball Coach Paul McDonald about his career.  Tune in, and check out the article in the Timberjay too

Every First Friday of the month we check in with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, MN.  She fill us in on the new art around Grand Rapids, the artists' receptions happening around town and the live music scene.   Artists in the attic and the basement of the Old Central School, two new exhibits at the MacRostie with an artists' reception accompanied by jazz music and exciting information about an upcoming art trip through western Minnesota and the Fargo area were just a little of what she shared today.

Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter.  The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly successful from the get-go.  Regular people gather together to share and celebrate stories.  Folks who wish to share a story of 6 minutes or less, put their names in a hat and what happens after that is literally the luck of the draw.  Each month's stories fall under a specific theme and this first round of stories all relate to the phrase, "I didn't see that coming!"  This year's story-telling season kicked off last night in Ely.  We spoke with Jul

Aaron Olson-Reiners teaches art at Hibbing Community College.  He creates art in his home studio and is one of the newest artists creating in the attic of the Old Central School in Grand Rapids.  He stopped by the morning show and discussed what an artist-in-residence is all about, his process, influences, the music he listens to while creating, and much more.  

On the first Friday of every month we connect with Katie Marshall from the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.  She fills us in on all the arts events happening around town.  Authors, artists, musicians, and much more are included in tonight's events!  The MacRostie Art Center will feature Raplph Hanngi Jr. and Saulaman Schlegel.  Get out and enjoy all the creative energy flowing around Grand Rapids!