Kari Hedlund

Music Director

Kari (CAR-ee) is originally from South Dakota … a state often referred to as the land of infinite variety. As Music Director at Northern Community Radio, Kari has taken that theme to heart with her ability to feed a community of listeners hungry for an infinite variety of music and ideas. Along with her trademark lipstick and husky voice … Kari also raises a family … and Baguettes when time permits

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Tomorrow's weather looks like it will be a beautiful spring day in northern Minnesota. What are you doing? Coming to the KAXE studios, I hope! 

We're having a Mexican-inspired potluck (it is seis de Mayo after all), our annual meeting, then a FREE concert by fan favorite, The Jimmys (our first outdoor concert of the season in the Rotary Tent in our amphitheater!)! The annual meeting is a great time to meet fellow members, see friends, have some beverages, and see staff make fools of themselves. Good fun for all.

Dusty Heart

Apr 14, 2017

Our CenterStage Concert series, which started this year along with The Reif Center (in Grand Rapids), is almost wrapping up! April and May are the last two shows of the year, and both are worth your time on the town. Promise.

Did you see familiar faces performing on Conan O'Brien last night?? Dave Simonett & his Dead Man Winter crew impressed the host (and pretty sure Conan would have liked to walk away with Erik Koskinen's guitar...) and surely came away with more fans.

Duluth musician, Teague Alexy (of Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank) is stopping by New Music today to debut a new song from the Circuit Sessions EP on KAXE/KBXE! Look for his new EP to be released 4/4/17.

Teague will be playing a live version of this brand new song (below) during the 2pm hour today. Tune in!

Record Store Day

Mar 24, 2017

Record Store Day is honored around the world (except on Antarctica),  celebrating and spreading the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores. Three years ago, we wanted to get involved, but unfortunately don't have any record stores to partner with in our listening area. So we created our own pop up record store, open only on Record Store Day, selling used vinyl.

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