Christmas on the Air!

Saturday morning brings a special Christmas Eve morning episode of “Between You and Me” on 91.7 KAXE. The call-in and music show will take calls, requests and stories about your favorite (or least favorite) Christmas music. Guest host Grant Frashier helms the program, which features the people of northern Minnesota, including a few regular essayists like myself.

My contribution is a retelling of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” in modern vernacular. Lots of fun; I’ll be sharing it here this weekend as my Sunday column if you prefer full text to radio theatrics. “Between You and Me” airs 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on 91.7 FM in northern Minnesota or streaming live and archived at

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the special music of Christmas than what happened on the KAXE Morning Show today. Every Friday hosts Heidi Holtan and John Bauer do a casual interview of a random member of KAXE. This particular morning they interviewed Iris Jensen, among the more adorable and well-spoken 5-year-olds in the history of the universe. The 14-minute interview accomplishes many things: It gives a glimpse into some unique aspects of northern Minnesota culture, introduces you to the lovely Iris, and causes the hosts to weep like children upon Iris’s closing rendition of “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”


  1. What a great KAXE interview. I agree with you that Iris is “among the more adorable and well-spoken 5-year-olds in the history of the universe”. What a great idea to talk to her every year at Christmas.

    Elaine, Chisholm

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