Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE

StationAccount image

Northern Community Radio is an independent, nonprofit organization that operates a unique community-based public radio station, KAXE and KBXE. NCR serves most of north central, northeastern and northwestern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM and a 50,000-watt signal in Bemidji at 90.5 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9 FM and in Bemidji at 105.3 FM

Northern Community Radio is a different kind of radio. When you tune in NCR you hear northern Minnesota...its people, environment, communities, attitude. These are the "stars" of NCR programs. NCR is a place where people gather to dance to good music or to find out about the flowers in the ditches and the birds at their feeders. It's a place to learn about the world, laugh, meet good neighbors, and share ideas.

Series

Series image
10 Pieces

Local independent producer David McDonald recently returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 2012 to 2014. During his service, he interviewed over 40 fellow Peace Corps Volunteers as well as recorded a fascinating variety of audio from all over Morocco.

Series image
252 Pieces

Radio essays recorded in the writer's own voice. As of July 1, 2015, Acoustic Stories will continue as Arts Review.

Series image
1 Piece

Each week host Bobbie Kleffman talks with people who have a passion for horses.

Series image
308 Pieces

Area Voices explores the arts, culture, and history of Northern Minnesota. Through in-depth interviews, hosts of Northern Community Radio's Morning Show connect listeners to the area's unique cultural heritage and the experience of life in northern Minnesota. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by the people of Minnesota.

Series image
41 Pieces

Reviews from a wide variety of arts venues and events around Minnesota.

Series image
5 Pieces

The annual Bemijigamaag Powwow brings together natives and non-natives to celebrate the tradition of the powwow and community. Presented by Ampers and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Series image
148 Pieces

Between You and Me is our weekly get together, a mix of music and conversation. Including commentaries from regular contributors like Aaron Brown, Guido and The Last Word

Caption: Tippy, Credit: Karen Oothoudt
109 Pieces

The Call of the Wild is a call to your heart. The call to the wild part of yourself that you want to express in the work that you do. Sometimes you can even make a living doing what you love. And sometimes you can’t, but you still do it. Programming is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Series image
484 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji. Also heard on KSRQ in Thief River Falls and on WTIP in Grand Marais.

Caption: PRX default Series image
38 Pieces

Centerstage Minnesota Features are value-added segments focusing on various aspects of Minnesota's music landscape, past and present. Centerstage Minnesota Features are produced by Nothern Community Radio, and are made possible by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Latest Pieces

Piece image
Nikki Anderson-Weir is a high school student in Bemidji. Recently she stopped into the Northern Community Radio studios in Bemidji and recorded som...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:07
Piece image
Marsh Muirhead is a writer, a dentist, and a flight instructor. He is a winner and twice a finalist of The Great American Think Off. And he is the ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:03
Piece image
Cate Belleveau is a retired educator, who's written poetry and plays and a children's book. She's also the artistic director of the Mask & Rose Wom...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:01
Piece image
Ryan Vine is a Duluth poet. He is a Professor of English at the College of St. Scholastica. And Ryan Vine has been widely published including in su...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:03
Piece image
Bob Bringham, Erik Koskinen, The Slamming Doors, Chastity Brown, Sonny Johnson, Brothers Burn Mountain, Steve Kaul And The Brass Rings, Spider John...

Bought by WTIP and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
Andy Dee, Little Man, Bob Mould, Push On Junior, The Lowest Pair, The Slamming Doors, Erik Koskinen, Brothers Burn Mountain, Doug Haining Quintet, ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:40
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Eyedea & Abilities, Sean Anonymous, BK-One w/ Benzilla, The Hang-Ups, The Jayhawks, Sonny Johnson, Erik Koskinen, Bob Bingham, Papa John Kolstad, C...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:25
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Tree Party, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Koerner, Ray & Glover, "Spider" Jon Koerner & Willie Murphy, Slamming Doors, Erik Koskinen, Brothers Burn ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:11
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
Sonny Johnson, Brothers Burn Mountain, Slamming Doors, Erik Koskinen, Molly Maher and Her Disbelievers, Barbara Jean, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank,...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:07
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
The Christopher David Hanson Band, Slamming Doors, Useful Jenkins, Sonny Johnson, Legend of Gert, Enchanted Ape, Matt Ray & Those Damn Horses, Kind...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:05