Great Northern Radio Show in Virginia, MN on 3/22

The Slamming Doors on The Playlist

The Slamming Doors perform on an episode of The Playlist on WDSE-Duluth (PBS North). The Slamming Doors will be one of the featured acts in Aaron Brown’s Great Northern Radio Show on March 22, 2014 in Virginia, MN. The band features Adam Hermann, Pat Hawkinson, Mike Randolph, Craig Skalko, Craig LaSart and Matt Johnson.

Great Northern Radio ShowMy next Great Northern Radio Show will broadcast live from Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minnesota, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Our traveling radio variety show doesn’t have a home theater; so being on the Iron Range is as close to home as we get. For this and several other reasons, I’m looking forward to the spring program in the heart of the Mesabi.

The Great Northern Radio Show continues to grow. This will be our tenth show, and we now feel confident enough to dream even bigger for future shows. This show will feature Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, The Slamming Doors, and Aurora Baer. All of these are northern Minnesota performers with big upside, who tour and play elsewhere with success.

Here’s the press release we put out for the March 22 Great Northern Radio Show:

Great Northern Radio Show coming to Mesabi Range
Variety program to air live Saturday, March 22 in Virginia

Clearwater Hot Club Trio

Sam Miltich, Matthew Miltich and Mike Miller will comprise the Clearwater Hot Club as it appears in the March 22, 2014 Great Northern Radio Show in Virginia, Minnesota.

VIRGINIA, Minnesota — The Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio ( brings its unique blend of music, storytelling and comedy home to its Iron Range roots Saturday, March 22 at the Mesabi Range College theater.

The Great Northern Radio Show is written, produced and hosted by Iron Range author Aaron Brown, of Balsam Township in Itasca County. Brown grew up near Zim and Forbes, attending school in Cherry. He founded the show in 2011 to showcase the talent, creativity and unique stories of northern Minnesota for a broader radio audience.

“You’ll recognize the format from popular variety shows like the Grand Ol’ Opry, Lawrence Welk, Prairie Home Companion and Wits, but we bring something different,” said Brown. “We are a big show that brings high quality, contemporary entertainment to the mid-sized cities and small towns of northern Minnesota. These places become part of the show; every episode is a love letter, an album for the place where we broadcast. We treat these towns like they were New York or Los Angeles, and just have tremendous fun.”

The show airs live from 5-7 p.m. on March 22. Free tickets are available for those attending the live broadcast. You must be seated by 4:30 p.m. and reservations are recommended by calling KAXE at 800-662-5799.

Aurora Baer

Singer/Songwriter Aurora Baer, originally from Aitkin, Minnesota, will perform in the March 22, 2014 “Great Northern Radio Show” in Virginia, MN.

This Virginia/Quad Cities edition of the traveling show will feature Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club performing original music composed about Miltich’s great-grandparents who immigrated to Virginia 100 years ago. Other featured musicians include popular Iron Range band The Slamming Doors, Aitkin native and Duluth favorite singer/songwriter Aurora Baer and performances by Tom Kesanen of Virginia and Nickolai Koivunen, originally of Hibbing.Original sketches will be performed by the Great Northern Radio Players, which for this episode will include Brown, Jason Scorich of Duluth, originally from Mt. Iron, Katherine Gritzmacher of Eveleth, Tucker Nelson of Virginia, Erika Kooda of Grand Rapids, Britt Aamodt of Elk River, Diamond Knispel of Grand Rapids, and Matt Nelson of Washington, D.C., originally from Hibbing.

The 5 p.m. March 22 show will air live on 91.7 FM KAXE on the Iron Range, 103.9 FM in Ely, and on 90.5 FM KBXE in Bemidji and Bagley and 89.9 FM Brainerd. The show is also rebroadcast on independent public radio stations throughout Minnesota and distributed as a podcast at

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