Grand Rapids
Hibbing Bemidji
Bagley Brainerd

Board of Directors

Julie Crabb President Elected/2016 Meadowlands
Charlie Parson Vice President Elected/2016 Puposky
Jack Shelton Treasurer Elected/2017 Bemidji
Maria Kne Secretary Appointed/2017 Bemidji
Doug Baker Director Elected/2016 Grand Rapids
Christina Brown Director Elected/2017 Bovey
Chris Bergquist Director Appointed/2017 Grand Rapids
Kent Montgomery Director Appointed/2017 Brainerd
The Board of Directors may be contacted at

Northern Community Radio board of directors is the seat of ownership of Northern Community Radio, Inc. and is therefore accountable for the entire organization. The board of directors consists of up to ten volunteers, who, together, represent Northern Community Radio constituents. The board of directors is responsible for overall policy and direction of NCR and delegates responsibility for day-to-day operation to the general manager. Carver policy governance model is used by the board of directors because it provides a clear delineation between the role of directors and role of staff, and assists us in our quest for excellence in leadership.

The board of directors of Northern Community Radio believes that NCR is fundamentally a grassroots organization, mission-driven and community oriented. The board is committed to a relationship with members, management, staff, volunteers and the community that is characterized by mutual respect, trust and an environment of collaboration and cooperation.

Northern Community Radio follows an open meeting policy
The regularly scheduled meetings of Northern Community Radio for 2015 are:

September 30th - Board meeting 5pm followed by Community Advisory Board meeting Park Rapids Good Life Cafe, rsvp for food count 800-662-5799

October 26th - at KAXE studios in Grand Rapids starting at 6pm.
November 23rd - at KAXE studios in Grand Rapids starting at 6pm.

Regular meetings are the 4th Monday of each month and open to the public.


A Community Advisory Board will meet Wed, Sept 30th starting at 6pm at The Good Life Cafe in Park Rapids. The purpose of the meeting is to advise Northern Community Radio's board of directors and staff about our organization's programming, service and policy decisions. All members and listeners of Northern Community Radio are invited to attend and share their advice. Board meetings are open to the public. A regular board meeting will be held at 5pm. Food will be provided at 5:30.

 Congratulations to our volunteer award winners:

Phil Colins Volunteer of the Year: Dave Lathrop

McKeever Award for Creativity: Jim Gallagher

Debbie Lentz Silent Star: Bonnie Lundorff
Marcia Nottingham Community Impact: John Lueth
Online Leadership: "Tornado" Bob Conzemius


Northern Community Radio 800-662-5799
KAXE260 NE 2nd Street • Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744 • 218-326-1234 • FAX: 218-326-1235
KBXE 305 America Avenue NW • Bemidji, Minnesota 56601 • 218-333-9005
Grand Rapids - 91.7 FM • Bemidji - 90.5 FM • Brainerd - 89.9 FM • Ely - 103.9 FM