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KTWH does Heritage Days!

KTWH does Heritage Days!

It is indeed Heritage Days week in Two Harbors! And we will be broadcasting live for the first time from our station’s Heritage Days booth on Friday and Saturday, and from downtown Two Harbors during the Saturday parade.

Thanks to equipment the station acquired through support from the LaBounty Family Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, KTWH will be broadcasting over four hours of special programming live from Two Harbors’ biggest community event.

On Friday July 7th listeners can tune in at noon for a Heritage Days Download/Preview with co-hosts Jackie Rennwald and Michelle Miller. At 1:30 on Friday the High School Show crew, anchored by youth radio producers Jackson Leon and Sam Knight, will be broadcasting their show live, with a special guest, from the KTWH booth.

On Saturday July 8th there will be a historic and unpredictable culinary uproar when Chef Uriah Hefter broadcasts his Hot Dish Imperative from the KTWH booth at 11am. You can join him in person or via the radio or internet as Uriah takes us on creative recipe adventures. This show will be cookin’ for sure.

The main event will be at 1 pm Saturday. If you can’t make the Heritage Days Parade in person (or even if you can – bring your radio!), catch all the action on KTWH, with Jackie Rennwald and Big Dave Anderson providing colorful commentary about on this most eagerly anticipated cultural tradition. They’ll capture the audio essence of all the many people and groups that strut their stuff at Heritage Days.

Everyone is invited to visit the KTWH booth anytime July 7th through the 9th . It will be facing the Depot on the main drag of vendor village, #41. We will be recording memories of the people stopping by – memories of Two Harbors, of Heritage Days past, of your times spent in the area, family ties, and more. The volunteers and staff will be available to help record your recollections between 2 and 5 pm on both Friday and Saturday.

KTWH will also be hosting a door prize drawing in appreciation of everyone who has welcomed the station to town. Stop by the station’s booth and sign up for the drawing during Heritage Days. Winners will be drawn at random and announced during Monday morning’s Scenic Route show with Jackie Rennwald which airs from 7am to 9am on 99.5 FM, KTWH-LP, also heard online at ktwh.org.

We hope to see you at Heritage Days this weekend!

Listen: Mothers’ Day Dedications Show

Listen: Mothers’ Day Dedications Show

Our special program on Mothers’ Day of dedications to mothers from kids aged 12 to 78 was so well received, we decided to post it here for the appreciation of all. While listening, think about creating your tribute to a father in your life for Fathers’ Day – coming right up on June 18!

Messages (written or sound files) may be submitted by email or by coming into our studio to record in your own voice. Just call 218-595-6195 or email ktwh995@gmail.com to set up an appointment or relay a message by June 16.

*featured in the photo – Mothers’ Day Show host Mychele with daughter Jessica

2017 Cabin Fever Reliever

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Two Harbors Community Radio will be hosting its 3rd annual Cabin Fever Reliever music and entertainment extravaganza at the Two Harbors High School Auditorium on Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 p.m. Expanding to a larger place due to high demand, this year’s Cabin Fever Reliever will showcase a wide variety of artists and styles, all homegrown, all with unique energies. The line-up includes bands like the Northwoods Band and THUG as well as many high school performers like Erika Pelach with her guitar, singer-songwriters like Hannah Rey, oral storytellers like Shane Dickey, and folk musicians like Arna Rennan. Gail Francis will perform a cappella, Nancy McGibbon will be on the ukulele, and Meghan Cavallin will be there with her guitar. The intermission will be punctuated with “Just for Kix” middle school dance teams from Two Harbors. This is a something-for-everyone event.
The Cedar Coffee Company will be selling gourmet coffee and treats before the show and at intermission, and free snacks and drinks are available as well.
Tickets will be on sale after Feb. 6 at KTWH Mon-Fri. 1-5 pm (Harbors Landing Building, corner of 7thAve. and 7th St. in Two Harbors) or at the Cedar Coffee Company (1130 11th St., just north of Shopko): $10 adults ($8 in advance), $5 seniors, $3 kids under 5, $25 for a family. Tickets also available at the door.
Two Harbors Community Radio (KTWH) 99.5 fm is a non-profit radio station that provides low power listener-supported radio to build community in the greater Two Harbors area through inter-generational grassroots participation. Two Harbors Community Radio offers an open forum for all voices to be heard in an atmosphere of respectful inquiry into our shared social issues and respective cultural expressions and beliefs.

High School Sports live on KTWH!

High School Sports live on KTWH!

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Follow Two Harbors high school athletes this season on KTWH-LP, 99.5 FM, or stream the games here at ktwh.org. KTWH will feature play by play of six basketball games and two hockey games in this inaugural season of live game coverage. Read more about our sports broadcast season here

The schedule for the broadcast season is:

Game              Date          Day        Opponent             Time      Radio coverage start

Girls’ B-Ball Dec  19          Mon       McGregor                    7:15       (7:05)                               

Girls’ Hockey  Dec. 22      Thurs     Pequot Lakes                7:00       (6:50)                      

Boys’ Hockey  Jan.10*     Tues  Greenway  CANCELLED 7:00     (6:50)                      

Boys’ B-ball    Jan. 20       Fri          Silver Bay                    7:15        (7:05)               

Girls’ B-ball    Jan. 24       Tues       Eveleth-Gilbert             7:15        (7:05)                                

Boys’ B-Ball    Feb 3          Fri    Moose Lake/Willow R.      7:15        (7:05)

Girls’ B-ball     Feb. 16      Thurs      Esko                             7:15        (7:05)                               

Boys’ B-ball     Feb. 28      Tues       Proctor                         7:15        (7:05)                 

 *Make-up January 10 hockey broadcast – was rescheduled to January 30, but that too was cancelled due to weather!

The broadcasts are made possible by a grant from the LaBounty Family Fund,  support from underwriting businesses Seagren’s True Value Hardware and Maher Trucking of Two Harbors, and through the continued support of loyal listeners. We hope to expand coverage of live events in the community on KTWH in the years to come. Give us feedback at ktwh995@gmail.com or call 218-595-6195!

Program Updates for February 2017

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We are happy to introduce two new local music shows in our Friday late afternoon line up. They are CoverAlls with Kim Leon at 5:00pm Fridays – featuring all covers, by famous and lesser-known artists across a wide range of genres from rock and folk to jazz and polka and more;

and Special Topics in Indie and New Wave: Appreciate the depth of indie/college/new wave music (1979-95) as we explore it through a different topic each week, with Katie Williams. Katie’s show airs from 6:05 to 7pm, leading into Dave’s Beat Farm. We are also introducing weekend community events at 6pm on Fridays now.
Peter Bochan’s All Mixed Upan eclectic collage of great music and current-events sound bites, which had aired from 5-7pm on Fridays can still be heard – now from 9-11pm Fridays. 

 

A recent addition is the occasional DJ for a Day, on 2nd and 5th Wednesdays from 7-8:00pm, repeated at 10:00am on Fridays. So far we have had three guest hosts who brought and/or chose their own music, introducing it and playing it with assistance from one of our trained hosts. Two of these hosts have gone on to produce their own shows (Scott Golden – on the program grid as of December – and Kim Leon – whose new show CoverAlls we introduced above), but you may also do it as just a one-time thing. Call 595-6195 to get in line for your turn at the mic. No training is necessary for this gig, a good way to test your enthusiasm for doing your own show eventually.

Local programming is our priority, so there IS still room in our schedule for new local programs – we will happily displace outside programs for good local programming.

If you miss something we changed (mostly outside programs that have been canceled, reruns of them eliminated or the time changed), let us know, we can try to find a slot for anything we should be keeping, but we need to hear from you.

Click below to view our program schedule (subject to change):

ProgramSchedule-Feb24,2017

And click below for a one-line description of our local programs and many outside programs. Most of our outside music programs have self-explanatory names, so to keep it to one page, we include mainly descriptions of non-music outside programs.

Prog Descrips for grid – Feb 2017

Please contact us at ktwh995@gmail.com or 218-595-6195 with your feedback and program suggestions. Send us your show ideas – want to host your own show or just tell us what you would like to hear?

Submit your show idea

Or fill out this Program Proposal Form (pdf) form and email or deliver it to our office.

A heartfelt Heritage Day thank you

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Two Harbors Community Radio would like to thank everyone who stopped by the KTWH Heritage Days booth to show their support this past weekend.

Many of those visitors were former residents who were pleasantly surprised that Two Harbors now has a real-time source for community news, severe weather information, music, and entertainment. A surprising number of these hometown visitors were already aware of the station and were frequent listeners via KTWH’s live streaming feature at ktwh.org.

THCR would also like to thank its many volunteers for the time and effort they contributed towards making Heritage Days 2016 a rousing success. Just as crucial as the volunteers who set up, maintained and staffed the Heritage Days booth were those who stayed behind to man the boards back at the station. It is this type of coordinated effort that makes possible the day to day operation of the station and the services it provides to the community.

A round of applause is in order for both Arna Rennan and Dave Anderson for their special participation. Arna, the host of Nordic Roots, christened the Heritage Days main stage with her performance of Scandinavian folk and dance tunes on accordion. Big Dave’s Beat Farm and his band of Beat Farmers endured the midday sun as they rolled through town dispensing good will and candy for children of all ages.

Congratulations are due to the three lucky winners in the Two Harbors Community Radio Heritage Days Prize Drawing:

● Taking home the all-in-one entertainment unit was Steven Keech.

● Brad Ronning chose the one night’s stay for two at The Inn at Gitchee Gumee.

● Winner of the John & Susanne Bathke donated loon artwork was Tim Lekatz.

For everyone we have yet to thank, such as content contributors, underwriters and the people who drop off baked goods at the station, etc., thank you for your support.

KTWH-LP, 99.5 FM, is a volunteer run non-profit serving the town of Two Harbors and surrounding area with a broadcast range of 10 miles. It streams online at ktwh.org. Big Dave’s Beat Farm airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. and repeats again Sundays at 3 p.m. Nordic Roots airs Mondays at 9 a.m. and again Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Big Dave’s Beat Farmers Fling Fun

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Two Harbors Community Radio’s very own Dave Anderson, host of Big Dave’s Beat Farm, and his band of Beat Farmers helped celebrate Heritage Days with their entry in the annual parade.

 

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Big Dave’s Beat Farm airs an upbeat mix of Tex/Mex, Blues, Boogie, Swing and much more. Each show includes a segment which features an area musician or band as an in-studio guest. The show can be heard Friday nights at 7 PM on KTWH-LP 99.5 FM or live streamed on ktwh.org. It is rebroadcast Sundays at 3 PM.

2nd Annual Cabin Fever Reliever – this weekend, February 27!

2nd Annual Cabin Fever Reliever – this weekend, February 27!

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Two Harbors Community Radio brings our town its second annual variety show under very different circumstances this year. Last year we were still fundraising to “raise the antenna” – literally! We were successful and the variety show had a big hand in getting us ON-THE-AIR on September 13, 2015.

This year we are helping support on-going operations of our volunteer-driven community radio station with this fundraiser. It will be an enjoyable way for the community to support us while providing a platform for some of our local talent. The shows will not be broadcast live, but will be aired on KTWH 99.5FM/ktwh.org sometime this spring.

We have expanded to two shows, hoping not to have to turn anyone away at the door this time. There will be a 2:00pm matinee, tickets only $5, and a 7:00pm performance, tickets still reasonable at $8.

Check out the story in this week’s paper including the shows’ line-ups of all-local talent at:

http://www.lcnewschronicle.com/community/events/3951397-cabin-fever-reliever-variety-show-returns-two-shows

We want to THANK our business sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Sonju Motors, as well as Judy’s Cafe, Danny’s Auto Body, North Shore Journal,  Thrivent Financial, North Shore Federal Credit Union, Granite Gear, Lake County News Chronicle, Two Harbors Federal Credit Union, and BuiltRite Manufacturing. They are helping make this fundraiser a great success!

New Year’s Day: Atz Kilcher on Dave’s Beat Farm

New Year’s Day: Atz Kilcher on Dave’s Beat Farm

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Atz Kilcher, perhaps best known in this area as the main character of a successful reality show on the Discovery Channel, Alaska: The Last Frontier,  is also a master storyteller and renowned Alaska folk musician along with recording in the areas of country music and pop.  He will be in Two Harbors on New Years Day and appearing on Dave”s Beat Farm Friday evening. This special episode of the Beat Farm will start at 6:00pm and go until the usual 9:00pm. He is planning to write a song about Two Harbors for his appearance.
He and his first wife. singer Lenedra Carroll, are the parents of Songwriter/Singer Jewel.
Also appearing on the show are Dave’s and Atz’s mutual friends,  Pete Frothingham and Bonnie Rose from Arlington, Washington. Pete and Bonnie are accomplished singer/songwriters and were guests on a previous show recorded in July 2015 (not yet aired). Bonnie of course is a Two Harbors area native.
The link below is Atz and his daughter “Jewel” on (I think) the Grand Ol Opera,  doing the theme song from the show.
Christmas Eve Day programming on KTwH

Christmas Eve Day programming on KTwH

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7:00 – 9:00am: Michelle’s Miller’s regular (not decaff!) Grounds Control

9:00 – noon: Michelle Miller’s Christmas Miscellany:

9:00          “Auntie Claus” read by Mary Klausen

10:00        More readings, poetry, reflections and seasonal music from Michelle M

11:00        The Hotdish Imperative – all things holiday in the culinary field (with Chef Uriah Hefter)

Noon – 5:00pm: Fran’s Holiday Miscellany

12:00 – community events, holiday programming preview; holiday traditions; some alphorn and

yodeling from Switzerland; German carols

12:30 – Children’s Storytime – with a Christmas theme

1:00 –  “Three Wise Guys”, a Damon Runyon story read by Tom Koehler; and Christmas on the plantation: African American culinary researcher Michael Twitty on customs and celebrations of enslaved Americans during the Christmas season, interviewed by KTWH volunteer Gerri Williams.

2:00 – a multi-cultural holiday special from Pacifica Archives: the making of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; some Christmas music from Mexico; and “Dreidels and Donuts: a Hanukkah Story”

3:00 – Upstate Radio Theater: Dragnet, “The Big Little Jesus” 1953;

3:30 – With Good Reason, A’Caroling – three stories about the impact of music on our lives

4:00 – 5:00 – 1939 recording of Cambell’s Playhouse; Orson Welles narrates “A Christmas Carol”, starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebeneezer Scrooge.

5:00 – sign off