Sarah Bignall

Director of Operations

If you need to know the words to a particular song ask Sarah Bignall, the Director of Operations for Northern Community Radio.  She claims to know the words to all songs played on KAXE/KBXE.  Sarah is deeply involved with the day to day operation of the station assuring that things run efficiently and effectively.  She brings a particularly impressive expertise in marketing and graphic design to the job.  Sarah grew up in Grand Rapids and continues to live there with her husband and their two children…well…three if you include her favorite, the one with four legs.  Sarah is the go to person when you need a straight direct answer or opinion.  She continues to work to perfect  her “indoor voice”.

Ways to Connect

Calling All Writers!

Feb 7, 2017

Spread the word - KAXE and KBXE, Northern Community Radio is launching a new show for Minnesota writers!

I’m Robert Jevne and my favorite moments as a listener of KAXE/KBXE have always been hearing writers and poets in their own words. Wordish is a new writer-centered audio segment and we want to hear from you – your voice, your words. We have expanded the format to include short fiction and creative essay as well as poetry so you have more opportunity to express yourself.

What is a Podcast?

Jan 27, 2017

You may have heard us talking about our new podcasts for 'Phenology' and 'Dig Deep' and have wondered to yourself what is a podcast?  Simply put, a podcast is a series of audio files that you can subscribe to and listen to whenever you like.

There are a couple of different ways you can subscribe to these podcasts.

iTunes - Visit the links below to subscribe to the podcasts.  You will want to click view in iTunes and then select subscribe.   New audio will be sent to your iPhone, iPad or other apple devices when available.


Difficulty Streaming?

Jan 10, 2017

If you are having difficulties web streaming us, there are several options you can try:

1. Click on the Play button (triangle) at the top of our homepage.  This will play us immediately through your browser.

2.  If you are using a wifi radio, and cannot get our stream, try entering this web address directly on your device:

There are several students in the KAXE/KBXE listening area participating in the Girls Swim & Dive Championships at the U of M Aquatics Center this week.

Dive events took place Wednesday afternoon (11/16/16) with Amanda Hernesman of Grand Rapids, Nyah Adams and Anikka Mattonen of Hibbing and Alyssa Mathis of International Falls all competing in the 1 meter dive event.