Hobo Nephews, Mary Bue headline Bagley ‘Great Northern’

I’m writing now for the Saturday, March 9 edition of the Great Northern Radio Show on Northern Community Radio, broadcasting live at the Bagley High School auditorium in beautiful Bagley, Minnesota. Reserve your free tickets now! We just found out we’re up against a big men’s hockey game between the University of Minnesota Gophers and… Read More →

Thar she syncs: Accepting my e-fate

Here is my Sunday column for the Jan. 27, 2013 edition of the Hibbing Daily Tribune. An audio version of this piece aired yesterday on Northern Community Radio’s “Between You and Me.” I offered some additional thoughts (and cool whale art) on Friday. Thar she syncs: Accepting my e-fateBy Aaron J. BrownBehold, me lads and… Read More →

To the seas of the air; on pride, e-readers and ‘Moby Dick’

I got a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas this year and was forced to confront a matter of pride. I had resisted jumping over to e-readers, despite their obvious popularity, instead remaining loyal the paper books I grew up with and love. If I was going to read an e-book for the first time, I wasn’t… Read More →

Great Northern Radio Show is your holiday soundtrack

Aerial view of the stage as Earl the Cowboy saves Christmas in Bigfork Another edition of the Great Northern Radio Show hit the airwaves last Saturday, broadcast live from the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork. This one was titled “Christmas on Edge” and strove to combine the trappings of a holiday special with… Read More →

Great Northern Radio Show hits the airwaves tonight

Today brings the Great Northern Radio Show holiday special, broadcast live on Northern Community Radio from the Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork, Minnesota. The show runs from 5-7 p.m. The free tickets to the theater are reserved, but there are usually unclaimed tickets at the door if you would like to see it… Read More →

Great Northern Radio Show to deliver holiday spirit in Bigfork

Sam Miltich, Matthew Miltich and Gary Schulte will light up the Edge. I’m in the midst of preparations for another Great Northern Radio Show this Saturday. I hope you’ll listen, and consider coming to the show. We have a small number of free tickets remaining for the show at the Edge Center in Bigfork. Call… Read More →

The Great Northern gets front page for Bigfork show

The Grand Rapids Herald Review was very kind to the Great Northern Radio Show in Sunday’s paper. They ran our press release and put my stage-lit mug up over the mast on the front page and sprawled across the culture section. I question the effect this will have on rack sales, but I suppose that’s… Read More →

The holiday project, light unto a dark universe

Today ends November and welcomes December, a month that, in America at least, brings a contradictory swirl of non-stop holiday and additional work duties. Have fun! Relax! Get your work done! We usually fire people before the end of the year! Don’t worry, though, we wouldn’t do that on Christmas! The topic on Saturday’s “Between… Read More →

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Great Northern Radio Show

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! MinnesotaBrown will slow down over the holiday weekend. Nevertheless, the doldrums of holiday radio in northern Minnesota will be restored to greatness (or something) by the Great Northern Radio Show. Our very successful Eveleth broadcast will re-air from 9-11 a.m. Thanksgiving Thursday on the Northern Community Radio network of 91.7 KAXE (89.9… Read More →

18-pt trophy stag chef Wolfgang Buck on KAXE Saturday

Last weekend’s poor weather has put Minnesota’s 2012 deer harvest down 14 percent from last year. Now, the final weekend of rifle deer hunting is upon us. On Saturday morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, Northern Community Radio’s “Between You and Me” will talk about cooking for Thanksgiving. I chose to talk about interesting ways… Read More →