Great Northern Radio Show set for Oct. 20 Eveleth show

A new season of my Great Northern Radio Show launches Saturday, Oct. 20, with a live KAXE/KBXE broadcast from the Boardman Theatre at Eveleth-Gilbert High School in Eveleth, Minnesota. Our new take on the variety show format has been touring northern Minnesota for a year and we’re excited to show off our progress back “Home… Read More →

COLUMN: New game, no rules

This is my Sunday column for the Sept. 30, 2012 edition of the Hibbing Daily Tribune. A version of this piece aired Saturday on “Between You and Me” on KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio. New game, no rulesBy Aaron J. Brown One spring morning a few years ago the residents of the Brooklyn neighborhood in Hibbing… Read More →

AUDIO: Game on (the radio)

We can’t change the present or the future. We can only change the past, and we do it all the time. That’s Bob Dylan from his recent (print edition only) interview in Rolling Stone. That quote floored me, and further still I read it in an ESPN/Grantland Fantasy Football column by Chuck Klosterman. What?! What… Read More →

Look at my teeth! I am happy!

This is my Sunday column for the Sept. 16, 2012 edition of the Hibbing Daily Tribune. This is revised from a version of this piece that ran on KAXE’s “Between You and Me” in 2010. ### Look at my teeth! I am happy! By Aaron J. Brown How much time do you spend pretending to… Read More →

AUDIO: "Call Me Maybe," life theme songs & plight of frogs

So I went and did it. I downloaded “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jespen. Sure, I’m late to the party. The song peaked in popularity months ago with the downright literary refrain: “Hey, I just met youand this is crazy,but here’s my number,so call me maybe.”  I actually listened to the Cookie Monster parody… Read More →

AUDIO SPECIAL: Feel lucky? Try my superstition sketch

A while back I stopped posting promos for my appearances on “Between You and Me.” It was hard to make the sentiment “Listen to me! Take interest in my work!” compelling in the blog format, which already implies so much of that. But that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped writing and producing for this unique public… Read More →

Great Northern stars expand profile in local music scene

A while back I had mentioned that a couple of young stars from our Great Northern Radio Show were competing in a big talent show at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. Well, I’m happy to report that our two talents Sonny Johnson and Iris Kolodji did, in fact, win first and second prizes, respectively,… Read More →

COLUMN: Another King’s Man

This is my Sunday column for the Aug. 19, 2012 edition of the Hibbing Daily Tribune. A version of this piece aired on KAXE’s “Between You and Me” yesterday. Another King’s ManBy Aaron J. Brown August mixes the heat of summer with crisp night air, reminding us that seasons do pass and, so too, memories…. Read More →

On the air talking House 6B primary Thursday morning

I’ll be on KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio Thursday morning at 7:20 talking about the House 6B primary in the heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range. Every Thursday host Scott Hall and contributors Colleen Nardone, a liberal, and Chuck Marohn, a conservative, discuss Minnesota and local politics on a segment called “Making Sausage.” I’m excited to… Read More →

Great Northern Radio Show Brainerd episode chuffs onto MP3

The downloadable MP3 of the Brainerd edition of my Great Northern Radio Show is now available at Please give it a listen as it is probably our sharpest overall program. Certain sections are good while others are excellent, but the general mix is diverse and hits the harder edge we’ve been looking for. We… Read More →