Great Northern Radio Show is July 4 soundtrack

Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform during the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

Sonny Knight and the Lakers perform during the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

 

13502905_798933813539469_1423256882953121172_o

Charlie Parr performs at the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

At 2 p.m. on Monday, July 4, Northern Community Radio will rebroadcast the most recent live episode of my Great Northern Radio Show. Let us provide the soundtrack to your holiday activities.

Our June show was recorded in front of almost 600 people at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

The show featured Sonny Knight and the Lakers, Charlie Parr, and Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club featuring Charmin Michelle. I performed a couple monologues and we ran a number of sketches with the Great Northern Radio Players. Special guests included Kathy Annette of the Blandin Foundation, mobility advocate Myrna Peterson and logger-turned-white pine advocate Jack Rajala.

This was a meaningful show. For one thing, it turned out very well. We’ve been working to make the show even better and I think some of our efforts are paying off. This was also our 20th show and the conclusion of our fifth year on the air.

You can listen to the show at 2 p.m. Monday on 91.7 KAXE (Grand Rapids, Iron Range, Aitkin), 90.5 KBXE (Bagley and Bemidji), 89.9 (Brainerd) or 103.9 (Ely) or streaming on www.kaxe.org. The Great Northern Radio Show website is now fully operational, providing complete shows and archived segments from all five years of the show so far.

Our next show is Saturday, Sept. 24 at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino in Tower, Minnesota. We’ll be trying some new things in our upcoming sixth season, so stay tuned for some of the exciting changes and additions to the Great Northern Radio Show.

Meantime, here are some pictures for the June 18 show in Grand Rapids, all taken by our staff photographer Grant Frashier.

13475217_798698536896330_3222050710452363786_o

Sonny Knight performs in the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

 

13422249_798699003562950_4866859628097273205_o

Charmin Michelle performs with Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club at the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota (Grant Frashier)

 

13433068_798698666896317_1750930163108711054_o

Logger-turned-white pine rehabilitator Jack Rajala gestures as host Aaron Brown looks on at the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

 

13475022_798948296871354_9008526759731945267_o

Host Aaron Brown addresses the audience at the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show (Grant Frashier)

 

13458513_798946436871540_5519638800474672281_o (1)

Jason Scorich performs “Sweet Myles Reif” (to the tune of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”) with backup singers Louisa Scorich and Rachel Brandt of the Great Northern Radio Players. (Grant Fraisher)

13502707_798939636872220_9025022058249692048_o

Host Aaron Brown interviews mobility advocate and beloved fixture of Grand Rapids community life Myrna Peterson at the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center (Grant Frashier)

 

13483016_798947893538061_4061218349661665776_o (1)

Host Aaron Brown delivers his monologue during the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, as piano player Katie Houg looks on.

 

Actors C.J. Anderson and Rachel Brandt perform in the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Actors C.J. Anderson and Rachel Brandt perform during a rehearsal before the June 18, 2016 Great Northern Radio Show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Grant Frashier)

Speak Your Mind

*