Programs A-Z

  • A mix of National Public Radio's Morning Edition and local features including Arts, Nature, Sports, Weather and More!

  • In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes...

  • Missed All Things Considered this weekend? Don't sweat it! While you were out enjoying your weekend, the team was putting together a killer set of Saturday and Sunday shows. Here's the best of what you might've missed, from in-depth cover...

  • Hosted by Nick Spitzer, American Routes is a two-hour weekly excursion into American music, spanning eras and genres—roots rock and soul, blues and country, jazz, gospel and beyond.

  • A special blend of rootsy rock, folk, R&B, blues, and alternative country music for a northern Minnesota evening. Think John Prine, Neko Case and Bob Dylan.  Old Crow Medicine Show, Actual Wolf and Gary Clark Jr or First Aid Kit - Wilco,...

  • Book your ears on a nightly 'round-the-world trip with As it Happens. From conversations with news makers to up-close and personal accounts of the unusual and unexpected, hosts Carol Off...

  • Specialty music show featuring vintage country, old-time and bluegrass music.

  • Gospel and soul music to uplift your soul for the week! Grab some coffee, eggs or pancakes, and we’ll add a side dish of soul, rhythm and blues, and gospel tunes.  We're talking Booker T. and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.  Gladys Knight and...

  • Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji.

  • Our commentators - Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn began the conversation about the State of Rural by telling us about their upbringing, political beginnings and...

  • Pushing the boundaries of our "normal" sound.  You will discover new tunes, new ideas, and new artists. From native hop hop to indie rock, techno, world music, or...something else!  It’s a full hour of fresh music, each week.

  • The Give & Take, hosted by News and Public Affairs Director, Heidi Holtan.  Each week we'll meet people and hear stories that connect us to this place we live.

  • The Great Northern Radio Show is a live radio variety show produced for 91.7 KAXE/90.5 KBXE, Northern Community Radio.

    The show features music, sketches, performance and storytelling celebrating the talent and culture of...

  • Green Cheese is our live, call-in trivia show. This popular program has been airing for more than 25 years with no prizes, no call screeners, just lots and lots of fun. Callers form teams with unique names like The Aitkin Chicken Coop, the...

  • your chance to explore “America’s own classical music”. Enjoy old and new, traditional and contemporary jazz.  Miles and Django.  Ella Fitzgerald and Cecile McLorin Salvant and Minnesota jazz greats like Sam Miltich and Connie Evingson.

  • Let's Visit is your chance to discover a town in northern Minnesota, whether you've never been there or lived there all your life!

  • You'll hear performances and interviews from musicians who have swung by the KAXE or KBXE studios. We'll also let you know about upcoming live music in northern Minnesota!

  • Milk Street Radio is a weekly hour-long public radio broadcast and podcast.

  • Northern Community Radio Trips creates small group travel experiences for KAXE-KBXE members, and their families and friends, to see the world together, learning new things, hearing great music, and making new friends.  Our groups are small,...

  • New Music specializes in new releases, bringing listeners "the best of the new" as chosen by Northern Community Radio's music director. Rock, folk/Americana, blues, soul, world beat and jazz are all represented in the mix.

  • It is our signature mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz and world music. Programmed locally by the staff and volunteers of 91.7 KAXE and 90.5 KBXE.

  • Phenology is the rhythmic biological nature of events as they relate to climate.  John Latimer shares his phenology notes on what he has been observing this week.

  • A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.  Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.

  • Music discovery with your mind in mind, fresh daily, with your host, Gregg McVicar.

  • Host Tammy Bobrowsky interviews authors about their latest works and lives.

  • Spread the word - KAXE and KBXE, Northern Community Radio is launching a new show for Minnesota writers!

    I’m Robert Jevne and my favorite moments as a listener of KAXE...