Two Harbors Community Radio will be hosting its 4rd annual Cabin Fever Reliever music and entertainment extravaganza at the Two Harbors High School Auditorium on Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. This year’s Cabin Fever Reliever will showcase music, tap dancing, storytelling, poetry and our ever popular Radio Theater. A sampling of this year’s line-up includes musicians Kyle Ollah and Dave Slattery, Brenda Moe from Sterling Dance, youth performers showcasing the “Suicide Prevention Song,” storyteller Shane Dickey, poet Micky McGilligan, piano from the Two Harbors Piano Studio and the return of our one of a kind house band: THUG (Two Harbor Ukulele Group). This is a something-for-everyone event.
The Cedar Coffee Company will be selling gourmet coffee and treats before the show and at intermission. Free desserts and cider will be available as well. A bake sale featuring gourmet breads and homemade jams will be available for sale after the show.
New this year we are opening the lobby at 2:00 p.m. for kids activities such as face painting, story time and the opportunity for kids and adults to record a legal ID for broadcast. You can also make a donation or become a sustaining member and instantly receive a KTWH premium. THUG will open the show at 2:40 with a 20 minute performance, so come and get your seats early and enjoy ALL the fun!
Tickets will be on sale after Feb. 12 at KTWH Mon-Fri. 1-5 pm (Harbors Landing Building, corner of 7th Ave. 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.
2017-2018 Winter Sports Schedule-
Two Harbors Agates/North Shore Storm Game Broadcasts on
KTWH 99.5 FM, online at ktwh.org
Note: change in schedule – no game broadcast on January 6, but added game on January 19
|Sport||Game Day||Air Time||Opponent|
|Girls Hockey||December 5, Tuesday||6:55 pm||Cloquet|
|Boys Basketball||December 18, Monday||3:55 pm||Silver Bay|
|Girls Basketball||December 28, Thursday||7:05 pm||Silver Bay|
|Boys Hockey||January 12, Friday||6:55 pm||Princeton|
|Girls Hockey||January 16, Tuesday||6:55 pm||Eveleth-Gilbert|
|Boys Hockey||January 19, Friday||6:55 pm||Pine City|
|Boys Basketball||January 22, Monday||7:05 pm||Lakeview Christian|
|Girls Basketball||February 1, Thursday||7:05 pm||Moose Lake/Willow River|
|Girls Hockey||February 5, Monday||6:55 pm||Superior|
|Boys Basketball||February 9, Friday||7:05 pm||South Ridge|
|Boys Hockey||February 13, Tuesday||6:55 pm||Proctor|
|Girls Basketball||February 20, Tuesday||7:05 pm||Mesabi East|
WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF OUR WINTER SPORTS UNDERWRITERS:
And we wish to thank the La Bounty Family Fund, which supported purchase of the remote broadcast equipment which makes these broadcasts possible!
If you or your business would like to help KTWH as an underwriting sponsor of THHS sports on the air, call the station at 218-595-6195 or email us at email@example.com
Two Harbors Community Radio is proud to announce its first fall event that will bring together community in the old way—with music, food, and things to buy. The Harvest Moon Gala will take place on Saturday, October 14 at the American Legion on 1st Avenue in Two Harbors, beginning at 5:30pm with a silent auction, cash bar and social hour. At 6:00 a plated dinner will be served, prepared by a professional chef. The three-course plated lasagna dinner includes a harvest salad, artisan bread and gourmet cupcakes for dessert. A vegetarian & gluten free option, of the same menu, is available. Only 50 tickets are being sold for dinner, so contact the KTWH Studio in the Harbor Landing Building soon! The $30 ticket includes dinner, the silent auction and the concert. $10 tickets are also available for the concert only, details below.
The concert begins at 7:15pm and will include local entertainers Jim Madison and Ron Koivisto, Ladyslipper belly dancing troupe of Duluth, Shane Dickey storyteller, and singer-songwriter Shane Nelson with his band Crescent Moon. Throughout the evening a silent auction will offer over 70 items up for bid including local art and jewelry, gift certificates for many local businesses and venues, a variety of baskets filled with goodies and even a handcrafted pie.
Tickets are available at KTWH Studios in the Harbor Landing Building and at Cedar Coffee Company. $30 for dinner (50 tickets only, available only at KTWH Studio, must be purchased in advance), $10 for auction/concert only pre-sale (available at both venues), and $15 for auction/concert at the door. Join us for a good time!
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!
UPDATE: The hour long Hugo Hellman special is now available to listen to, just click HERE
KTWH will be airing an hour-long special, “Hugo Hellman, the Strongest Man in Brimson, in His Own Voice”, on Sunday May 28 at 7:00pm. It will be repeated Monday morning in what is usually the Classic Country Detour slot at 9:00am.
Hugo shares a lot of history about growing up in Brimson/Toimi and making a living there in an interview done in August, 2015. You also get to hear Hugo’s daughter Gerri on the accordion, recorded about the same time at the Brimson Farmers’ Market which happens Saturday mornings during the summer at Hugo’s in Brimson. Don’t miss out on this special program about this special man.
We expect to have the program posted here on our website later in the Memorial Day week – check back to listen at your leisure.
UPDATE: Our collection of Mothers’ Day Tributes will air Sunday May 14, at 2:30PM and again at 9:00PM! Mychele Anderson and Julie Luchsinger will host the collection of recordings from kids to elders! Thanks to all of those who contributed to making this a Special Mothers’ Day on KTWH!
Michelle Miller will intersperse the early Mother’s Day dedications in her Grounds Control show Thursday morning.
There are so many ways to honor mothers on Mothers’ Day – flowers, candy, a card, a special meal or gift, even a billboard!
Two Harbors Community Radio is offering a novel way to show appreciation for the mothers in our lives this year. Your message to a mother, whether your own, the mother of your children, or any woman who has made a difference to you, may be broadcast on KTWH 99.5FM this Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14.
Your message can be delivered in three different ways: record the message yourself in the KTWH studio by appointment, send a sound file you have recorded on your smart phone or other device, or send the station a written message to be read for you. Maximum length is 30 seconds or about 75 words.
The deadline for submissions and studio recording sessions is noon Saturday, May 13. Messages received before Thursday, May 11 will also be broadcast during that morning’s Grounds Control morning show with Michelle Miller, between 7 and 9am. Contact KTWH at 218-595-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org, or PO Box 622, Two Harbors, 55616.
Watch our Two Harbors Community Radio Facebook page and this website’s postings or listen to us at 99.5FM for details of the broadcast times for the special Mothers’ Day messages.
Personal messages such as birthday greetings, graduation congratulations, etc. maybe broadcast any day on KTWH for a $10 donation. In the case of Mothers’ Day (and Fathers’ Day of course!) however this service is offered free to listeners in appreciation of their support.
Most everyone who grew up in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, knew someone like Robert Johnson, host of Two Harbors Community Radio’s ‘Harvest Program.’ A young adult with a massive record collection and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of music. They were the go-to person who could settle any disagreement concerning the members of a band or the author of a particular song. Ever wonder what happened to such people after high school or college?
In Robert’s case, his passion for music did not fade away as the years progressed. While attending college in Staples, MN he used a major portion of his $1500 of what would now be called his Student Loan to travel to Minneapolis and purchase over 100 vintage albums. After college, he found work in San Jose at a record factory which led to a position at one of Tower Records flagship stores. From there it was onto community radio station KKUP in Cupertino, CA. It was here he became enamored with the somewhat legendary KFAT in Gilroy, CA. KFAT (now KPIG) was notable as a freeform alternative country station and was also responsible for many of the comedic parodies of radio ads that proliferated on the airwaves during the 80’s. He eventually returned to Minnesota and spent 12 years working the record section of Carlson Books in Duluth.
The Harvest Program is very aptly named in that over the years Robert has separated the wheat from the chaff, preserving the very best from each decade of vinyl. The music heard is a mixture of blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock that flows seamlessly from one song to another. The background and history provided for the various tunes of interest is presented in a friendly matter of fact manner. What the listener does not see when the mic is off and the music is playing is that the DJ/host/producer is rocking out like 15 year old headbanger with the speakers at full volume.
One of the inaugural programs that launched KTWH during its first week on the air, it can be heard ‘live’ Tuesday mornings at 9 AM. It is rebroadcast at noon on Saturdays.
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.
Two Harbors Community Radio’s program description for the Monday night music show, Northwoods Archive, lists it as “a musical sojourn exploring a common thread.”
When host Shane Dickey was asked how he goes about selecting a particular theme for the show, he replied, “There’s not a solid theme for each show, it’s more of a feeling I’m having that day that connects each song.”
Much like making a mixtape with a friend in mind, the content of the show is a means for Dickey to connect and communicate with his audience via the medium of music. The show is a mixture of genres as well as a blend of both lesser and more well-known artists.
Because he is a music archivist in his personal life as well as managing the station’s collection, his broad goal is to play only one song per artist in order to showcase as many musicians as possible.
“As much as I love Brother Ray, if I play ‘One Mint Julip’ that means Mr. Charles is forever off limits,” Dickey said. “It is easy to fall into a rut by allowing yourself to use prolific artists like Ray Charles, Prince, or even the band Chicago as ‘go to’ fillers in a playlist. The challenge is to keep it fresh. If I want to play ‘Georgia on My Mind’ now that Ray Charles has had his turn, I will select another artist that has covered it. Sometimes that version is a much better fit than if I had gone straight to Ray.”
Dickey developed an interest in music both new and old during the 80’s. Like a lot of kids, he got his start by rummaging through his grandparents’ and parents’ vinyl record collections. But it was hearing the Beatles for the first time that truly fanned the flames of his musical passion.
While not one of the founding Two Harbors Community Radio volunteers, Dickey has become an integral member. Board member, mentor, program producer and host, and manager of the station’s music archives are some of the titles he holds.
Northwoods Archive airs Mondays at 7 p.m. and re-airs Fridays at 3 p.m. 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.
Most people would not think to turn on the radio to experience their favorite cooking show but that is the aim of chef Uriah Hefter, host of The Hotdish Imperative on Two Harbors Community Radio.
“I wanted to create a show for those interested in cooking that I, myself, would actually listen to whenever it aired,” he said.
The weekly program is a blend of music, humor and food preparation instruction. The music for each show is selected to loosely complement the main dish through a shared commonality. If the focus of the program is about baking bread there is a better than average chance that the 1960’s and 70’s rock band Bread will see some air-play that day.
It would be easy for the average person to think to themselves, “A show about cooking? On the radio? He doesn’t do magic tricks, as well, does he?” To overcome for the lack of visuals that cooking shows on TV have traditionally relied on, during the broadcast Hefter closes his eyes and attempts to describe, in detail, each step of the preparation process.
“I would imagine that if you walked past the studio while I was in ‘explanation mode,’ you would most likely assume that I’d lost all mental capacity, or was experiencing a stroke at minimum,” he said.
Hefter, originally from Kansas City, Mo., met his wife, a Sauk Centre native, while in the City of Fountains. From there they moved to Iowa for a few years, but both had a yearning to make Northern Minnesota their permanent home. They are now going on their fifth year in the area.
A graduate of the culinary arts school at Indian Hills College in Ottumwa, Iowa, Hefter has honed his skills at small mom and pop owned kitchens, catering companies and large corporate operations. His preference is for smaller restaurants whereby he has oversight of aspects of the operation or as he puts it, “I like to have my fingers in lots of pies.”
The Hotdish Imperative airs Thursday at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. 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.