The Power of Tower on the Great Northern Radio Show

See if you can connect the following:

The sign you see when you emerge from the cage at the 27th Level of the Soudan Underground Mine. (Aaron J. Brown)

The sign you see when you emerge from the cage at the 27th Level of the Soudan Underground Mine. (Aaron J. Brown)

 

PHOTO: U.S. Forest Service, Flickr CC

PHOTO: U.S. Forest Service, Flickr CC

 

PHOTO: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Flickr CC

PHOTO: California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Flickr CC

What could all this have in common?

This weekend, I’ll head up to Tower, Minnesota, for the next installment of my Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio. We’ll be broadcasting two one-hour episodes back to back starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. I described the plan and some important changes to our show last week.

The first hour will explore the Tower area, including Lake Vermilion, the Soudan Underground Mine, the Bois Forte community and more. Next, the second hour will explore the theme of “Change.” It’s all part of our “World of Tomorrow” season series, a look at the future of people and places found in small towns and off the beaten path.

Some exciting highlights include our musical headliners, Rich Mattson and the Northstars and national recording artist Keith Secola, a native of Northern Minnesota and member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwa. In addition, we’ll be unveiling our first attempt at a house band led by our keyboard player Katie Houg.

The show also features Rob Fairbanks, a Ojibwa comedian from Cass Lake. He was in our Bemidji show last September. Also, special guests from deep below the surface of the earth.

Our Great Northern Radio Players will be at full strength. We’ll play around with some new pacing to keep the show fast and fun.

Tickets are still available. Actually, we just found out we’ll be using the entire ballroom, which means we have even more room than we expected. It’s better to call ahead today or tomorrow at 800-662-5799 to reserve your tickets (or buy them at our website). But if you like to play it loose, I think we’ll have room for everyone on Saturday. Be seated by 4:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. broadcast.

You can listen to our back-to-back shows on Northern Community Radio from 5-7 p.m. The station airs on 91.7 KAXE Grand Rapids and the Iron Range, 90.5 KBXE Bagley and Bemidji, 103.9 FM Ely and 89.9 FM Brainerd and Baxter. You can follow the live stream anywhere in the world at www.kaxe.org.

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