Hear the latest Great Northern Radio Show from Bemidji

“Curling Skip Julie” (Louisa Scorich) gives orders on the ice during a curling sketch in the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. Looking on are actors Brett Carter, Katie Carter and Jason Scorich. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

Host Aaron Brown performs his monologue during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

Last month I brought my Great Northern Radio Show to Bemidji State University for our latest blend of Northern Minnesota-themed variety programming. I think it turned out well, with plenty of funny bits and good music. The program aired live on Northern Community Radio and featured a sold out venue at the Thompson Recital Hall at BSU’s Bangsberg Hall.

We were fortunate to book Ingeborg von Agassiz right before her new album “O Giver of Dreams” dropped. That album got the best review in the history of the Duluth News Tribune the week after our show aired. She sings many of the same songs on our program. Ron Arsenault and Dave Pengra performed their blend of guitar duets and storytelling. Our house band “Katie and the Opes” featured Katie Houg on piano and vocals, Doug Quance on drums, Aaron Schnackenberg on bass and the great Kristi Miller on mandolin and vocals.

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We featured several great guests, including Gary Rozman of the Beltrami County Historical Society; Spencer Knox, a BSU philosophy student, and Red Lake High School junior Autumn May and her teacher Marcia Roline. May was selected for a prestigious history award and will travel to France to research a native WWII hero who was lost at the Battle of Normandy.

As always I have to thank our Great Northern Radio Players Jason and Louisa Scorich, Brett Carter, C.J. Anderson, Katie Carter and Lauren Nickisch on foley sound. Our production team of Sarah Bignall, Tammy Bobrowsky, Penny Holcomb, Dan Houg and Chad Haatvedt, along with the entire staff of the radio station — all of whom kick in during the long strange production week.

Our next Great Northern Radio Show will be June 23, 2018 at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. Our featured musical guests will be the Holy Hootenanners and the Don’t Tell Darlings, along with many other surprises.

Here’s a few pictures from the March 3 Bemidji show, courtesy of our show’s staff photographer Grant Frashier:

The Great Northern Radio Players, including Katie Carter, Brett Carter and Louisa Scorich perform during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Ingeborg von Agassiz performs during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show at Bemidji State University. Von Agassiz uses a blend of vocals, keyboards, synthesized sound and looping pedals to make her original sound. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Ron Arsenault performs during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Dave Pengra performs in the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

The keyboard and looping panel for Ingeborg von Agassiz’s unique musical act. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Jason Scorich performs with the Great Northern Radio Players, including Louisa Scorich and Katie Carter. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Postgraduate philosophy student Sterling Knox tells a story during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show at Bemidji State University. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Gary Rozman of the Beltrami County Historical Society speaks during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show at Bemidji State University as host Aaron Brown looks on. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 

Red Lake student Autumn May and her teacher Marcia Roline speak with host Aaron Brown during the March 3, 2018 Great Northern Radio Show in Bemidji, Minnesota. May won a national history contest. (PHOTO: Grant Frashier)

 


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