Story by Whitney Jackson
Listen up, Bemidji folk! On Saturday, September 19th, the Great Northern Radio Show will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Bemidji State University Bangsberg Theater. Jam packed with music, sketches and storytelling, performers joining host Aaron Brown will include: American Scarecrows, Cory Medina, Thomas X, Berit Dybing and the comedy of Rob Fairbanks and Jon Roberts.
“The point of the show,” said Aaron Brown, producer and host of the Great Northern Radio Show, “is to bring fun and variety with good comedy and music to local towns. Some might compare it to “Prairie Home Companion,” but I see it as a Northern Minnesota all-human Muppet Show.”
Brown’s idols from his early days include the comedy of Johnny Carson, Dave Letterman, and Conan O’Brien. He now enjoys his time broadcasting, something he feels is able to bring hope and humor to people, not just news and weather.
For more information on the acts performing at the Great Northern Radio Show, check out the three-man group American Scarecrows on ITunes, read about Bemidji native and blues singer, Corey Medina, online, and kill some time laughing at the comedy of Rob Fairbanks on YouTube.
If planning to attend, tickets are $10 for adults, however admission is free for college students and children. To purchase or reserve tickets, call KAXE/KBXE at 800-662-5799 or go to kaxe.org. Audience members should be in their seats by 4:30 pm.
The event will be broadcast live on KAXE/KBXE and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.