The humor, history & stories of Bemidji Great Northern Radio Show

Music plays a central part in this Saturday night’s Great Northern Radio Show (live from the historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji, 5-7 p.m.). But the show’s attitude comes from our live sketches and textured conversations between and about the people of northern Minnesota. I write most of the sketches for the show, with contributions from Matt Nelson, who usually pens one of his own.

I don’t dare divulge the precise nature of the sketches or my monologue this week, but I thought you might enjoy some visual clues.

Photo: Creative Commons, Two Stout Monks
Photo: Creative Commons, Emory Maiden

Call 218-326-1234 to reserve your free ticket to the show. Tickets at the door will be first come/first served. The show starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and we ask that everyone be in their seats by 4:30. You can listen live at 91.7 KAXE in northeastern Minnesota, the new 90.5 KBXE in Bemidji and north central Minnesota, 105.3 Brainerd and streaming live at, where next week you’ll be able to access the podcast.

Soon after the show will be offered to independent public radio stations around Minnesota and beyond. Tell your local public radio station you want to hear the Great Northern Radio Show! Because we are funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund the show is offered at no cost.

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