Brett Carter

Volunteer Coordinator

Brett Carter is the host of Centerstage Minnesota and volunteer coordinator at Northern Community Radio.  When not scheduling, training and coaching our team of over 100 volunteers, he is shining the spotlight on great Minnesota music.  He entertains his co-workers with his quirky sense of humor, unique socks and collection of multi-colored pens.  Brett lives in Bagley with his wife and beloved cats.  It is rumored he once spent $10,000 on his cats birthday ....

Ways to Connect

jeremy messersmith opens his new album, Late Stage Capitalism with a song he says is about two people on the worst date ever. Hear "Purple Hearts" and more on the latest edition of Centerstage Minnesota. Click here for the PRX link to the show. Then listen every Friday at 2:00 and 10:00 for two hours of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music all by Minnesotans.

You never know quite what will happen when members call to report in on their breakfast. Shannon Fitch of Grand Rapids called surrounded by toddlers following her breakfast of coffee and candy hearts. John and Heidi extracted a few more details about Shannon's life providing Daycare for kids aged 10 months to 5 years and the joy of determining whether or not peanut butter toast requires butter first. Don't miss your chance to share a breakfast story. Listen Fridays around 7:40, and be ready to call.

Don't fall to the temptation that spring is coming yet, we've got some winter ahead of us, and there's no better way to beat the cold than with cool music. Each week Centerstage Minnesota warms things up with music from all over Minnesota, including Atmosphere, Thea Ennen, and Reina del Cid.

There's strong coffee, then there's Laskiainen blend. Sam and Beth Wilkes divide their peanut butter and jelly and share thoughts on gluten-free bread with John and Heidi during this week's What For Breakfast? on the morning show. Buckle up for a fun-filled conversation covering the Olympics, gluten, and back-up warning sounds on cars.

In a rather retro move, singer/songwriter Ellis unveiled recently a hotline for her fans to call and hear inspirational messages. Listen to the call on this edition of Centerstage Minnesota, then tune in every Friday and 2 and 10 for great music--all from Minnesota.