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 firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment or relay a message by June 16.
*featured in the photo – Mothers’ Day Show host Mychele with daughter Jessica
On March 25, KTWH’s Saturday Morning Mix aired a special hour devoted to encounters with bears and bear dens. Hosts Fran Kaliher and Peg Zahorik talked about a den they recently visited in northern Wisconsin where they recorded the sounds of the infant cubs and their mother from outside the den, without ever seeing the bears of course. These are some of the sounds recorded on two different occasions, January 28 and February 12 of this year.
The first one records the cubs “squalling” = trying to get comfortable, squirming around, sounding a bit like ducks squawking!
This one includes some squalling, then some “chumming” = nursing sounds, not the suckling itself but a sound they make while swallowing the milk; periodic short breaks for a gasp of air, every 3-5 seconds. Sounds like a motor running, or a car trying to start.
Two different cubs chumming, two different “pitches” or frequencies
Cubs squalling with occasional deep breaths/snores from the mother: listen for these at 5 seconds, 36 seconds and 1 minute. Also a grunt or belch from the mother at about 44 seconds.
February 12 now, much chumming, noisier than the earlier visit, mother’s breathing at 10 seconds
Starts out with a lull in the action, relatively quiet, panting of cubs, slowly ramp up into chumming interrupted with gasps of breath, mother’s breathing at 8 seconds, 24 seconds and more
Check out the photo gallery of photos from the biologists’ visit to this den in March at http://ktwh.org/gallery/from-the-biologists-visit-to-the-bear-den/ The cubs are really cute!
Christmas Day: Friday Noon to 5:00, The Beat Farm-Plus
Noon – 5pm or later: Big Dave hosts an afternoon of free-form radio with co-host Fran Kaliher; a collection of holiday & non-holiday music and stories. A rough and fluid schedule, subject to change:
12:15 “The Drummond Grade String Ensemble” (featuring Fran & her neighbor Sunny)
1:00 Tom Koehler reading ‘Dancing Dan’s Christmas”, a Damon Runyon story
2:00 Musicians Kelly Lusk and Duane Madison (also Knife River historian)
3:00 Tim Russell’s A Comedy Christmas Carol, other readings and music
4:00 [or whenever they happen to show up] Musicians Dennis Swanson & Mike Holbeck;
Dave Stanko, “The Singing Mailman” and accordion player, Royal Miller.
KTwH will be testing its on-air signal using a three hour sample of upcoming programming. Tune in at 99.5fm between about 10:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday July 11!
We will air pre-recorded samplings of programs as well as you and your neighbors giving our station ID between segments. It will be about a 3 hour loop, repeated through the day. Be sure to check us out and let us know where you can hear us! You may communicate with us via Facebook (Two Harbors Community Radio), our email THCommRadio@gmail.com, by stopping at our Heritage Days booth, or calling our new office phone: 218-595-6195! (Sorry, anyone out of the area – we won’t be streaming online this time. But we will be once we get on-air and stay there.)
Kristi Peterson’s third graders did some creative writing this spring, and we have two students reading their own creations for KTWH. First up is Ashlyn Blankenship, reading The Three Little Chips and the Big Bad Salsa Man.
And next we have Kenzie Sunday, with The Three Little Rattles and the Big Bad Baby. Sounds like we have a theme going here…
KTWH volunteer John Bathke interviews Katya about this year’s Sea Change adventure on Lake Superior. They talked not long before Katya left Knife River with her family and four interns to do climate change education while circumnavigating the lake in their sail boat. (Pictured are Katya and Mark Gordon, in their element)
Tom calls himself our Chief Sawdust Maker, among many other things. Here he reads to us from Politically Correct Bedtime Stories.
At Heritage Days 2014, Age-to-age intern Kiersten Haaversen interviewed Two Harbors native and THCR supporter Alice Sande at our tent. With intermittent choruses of cheers and groans coming from the annual lutefisk toss event in the background, Alice captures the spirit of Heritage Days.
The 3rd Annual Grown by our Own local foods event was held on May 20th at the Two Harbors Community Center, and our reporter Dale Peterson was on hand to capture some reactions from attendees and vendors alike.