Great Northern Radio Show hits BSU this Saturday

Thompson Recital Hall at Bemidji State University

The dawn of March in Northern Minnesota is like those sample stations at your local grocery store. Try this sausage on a toothpick. Here’s a tiny pie on a tiny plate. Tastes pretty good.

But do you live in a world where you can just buy a box of those special foods? Are these rare creamy delicacies or savory morsels going to be part of your everyday life now? Your list says “buy milk and cereal” — and you have to follow the list. Right?

In other words, it’s above freezing. That’s great, but we won’t be getting attached. Nevertheless, there’s no better way to celebrate a turn in the weather than making a trip to Bemidji this weekend to listen to the Great Northern Radio Show.

I wrote about the show a while back. We were in the Bemidji Pioneer this morning. We’ve got singer/songwriters Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra. Then there’s Ingeborg von Agassiz, a really cool up-and-coming artist. We’ve got the versitile Great Northern Radio Players, an all-star assortment of actors who travel the countryside making my jokes actually funny. And we’ve got Katie Houg and our Bemidji-centric house band, this time featuring Kristi Miller on mandolin.

Lots of reasons to buy a ticket today before they sell out. And lots of reasons to come to Bemidji anyway to pick up a last minute seat. Of course, the Great Northern Radio Show is portable by design, so you can listen online throughout Northern Minnesota or listen online anywhere in the world.

The Great Northern Radio Show will broadcast live from the Thompson Recital Hall at Bemidji State University from 5-7 p.m. (Audience should be seated by 4:30). You can listen on 91.7 KAXE (Grand Rapids and the Iron Range), 90.5 KBXE (Bemidji and Bagley), 89.9 FM (Brainerd) and 103.9 FM (Ely)


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