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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!

Sounds from a bear den shared on KTWH

Sounds from a bear den shared on KTWH

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!

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.

Transcending Tales Told

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It is often said that to become a writer one must become an avid reader. Logic might also suggest that to become a great storyteller one must learn to listen. Erika Adams, host of the Tale Collector on Two Harbors Community Radio, naturally embodies both of these traits. As someone born with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) she has had to develop a laser-like focus as the ‘disorder’ makes it difficult to screen out background noise. She is also a budding author in her own right.

Erika’s book entitled ‘Allie’s Adventure on the Wonder’ is loosely based on Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland.” It tells the tale of a young woman with APD and her adventures. It was through promoting her book that Erika first met KTWH volunteer Michelle Miller at the Two Harbors Public Library. Adams was there to donate a copy of her book when she struck up a conversation with Michelle that led to the suggestion that Erika should host a show.

Tale Collector is a monthly 15-minute review of tales told via book, music, movie or video game. Adams on-air delivery has overtones of Levar Burton’s Reading Rainbow in that there is nothing either infantile or pompous in her tone. Her voice has the measured cadence of someone who has spent years reading aloud for all ages. As Erika discusses the deeper meaning of the symbols used in a narrative, one gets strong hints of Joseph Campbell and his ability to zero in on the story’s central message.

Adams’ growing catalog of shows includes a review of the 2010 video game Limbo. The player guides an unnamed boy through a 2D side-scrolling environment as he searches for his sister and tries to avoid danger. It uses minimalist black and white imagery to create a film noir effect that is reminiscent of Indonesian shadow puppetry.

“I liked this game,” she says, “because of the minimalist aspects in both the artwork and the storytelling. Like a great book or a 1940’s era radio drama, it leaves enough blank space for the player to fill in the back story and missing pieces from their own imagination.”

Tale Collector airs bi-weekly on Fridays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. KTWH-LP, 99.5 FM, is a volunteer-driven non-profit serving the town of Two Harbors and surrounding area with a broadcast range of 10 miles. It streams online at ktwh.org.