A ‘moving’ Great Northern Radio Show from Hibbing

Host Aaron Brown prepares to kick off the Oct. 14, 2017 Great Northern Radio Show at Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

Just over a week ago I hosted another episode of my Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio. We broadcast live from Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, the same site of our first show six years earlier. And it was a blast. Arguably our best engineered show ever, we got great performances from the Iron Range-based band Hobo Revival and our all-star house band led by Bemidji’s Katie Houg and national touring musician Corey Medina. We also mined for laughs and extracted enough to be considered “viably funny,” despite competition from cheap subsidized foreign laughs.

You can hear the first episode “Hibbing on the Move” and the second episode “A Cure for What Ails You” at the Great Northern Radio Show website. We have some fun with the town’s history of moving for the iron mining industry and the fact that it now employs more medical professionals than it does miners.

Here are some pictures by our show’s photographer Grant Frashier:

Jason Scorich portrays “Neil Diamond,” singing “a goodie about an oldie” with the nursing home-themed “Forever in Sweat Pants.”

 

HCC nursing student and Liberian immigrant David Lawor talks about his experiences in Hibbing.

 

Host Aaron Brown delivers one of his monologues during the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing, Minnesota.

 

Iron Range native Pat Eliason sings his song “Shovel Operator” during the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing.

 

Donna Johnson talks about the Borealis Art Guild in Hibbing during the Great Northern Radio Show.

 

Aaron Brown, actress Louisa Scorich and Iron Range Makerspace founder Andrew Hanegmon perform a sketch during the Great Northern Radio Show.

 

Actress Rachel Brandt portrays Officer Becky during the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing, Minnesota.

 

Hobo Revival performs during the Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing.

 

Katie Houg performs during the Oct. 14, 2017 Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing, Minnesota. The band was named “Katie and the Hupmobiles” for this show, in honor of the founding of the Greyhound Bus Company in Hibbing using the antique bus.

 

Louisa Scorich portrays inventor Lisa during the Great Northern Radio Show.

 

Producer Heidi Holtan and foley artist C.J. Anderson look on during the Oct. 14, 2017 Great Northern Radio Show at Hibbing Community College.

 

Corey Medina performs during the Oct. 14, 2017 Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing, Minnesota.

 

HCC Student Senate President Cassidy Thompson appears during the Great Northern Radio Show.

 

Allyse Freeman of the Minnesota Discovery Center and the Iron Range young professionals group ReGen appears during the Oct. 14, 2017 Great Northern Radio Show in Hibbing.

 

Actor Brett Carter performs with the Great Northern Radio Players during the Oct. 14, 2017 show live from Hibbing Community College.

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