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Harvest Moon Gala – dinner and entertainment!

Harvest Moon Gala – dinner and entertainment!

i Oct 2nd No Comments by

Update: see the photo gallery of highlights from our Harvest Moon Gala at here

 

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!

 

Coming Soon – Fall Fund Drive, Harvest Moon Gala

Coming Soon – Fall Fund Drive, Harvest Moon Gala

i Sep 23rd No Comments by
KTWH recently marked our second anniversary on the air, and we are proud of it! We continue to grow and add new local programming – most recently George’s Hootenanny ’17, featuring 60’s-era folk revival classics and lesser-knowns (Mondays from 5:00-6:00pm.) More new shows are in the works, and live high school sports coverage is now a regular feature (next football game: Friday September 29, 6:55pm.) We have recently gotten positive feedback on our programming from at least three continents!
Along with our second anniversary comes our second Annual Fall FUNd DriveWhat?! you say – didn’t we just have an on-air fund drive recently? Indeed we did, we held a special summer FUNd Drive in July to give our summer residents and visitors a chance to show their support for our station. It was a success, we met our goal.
But we realize while some listeners are only around in the summer, many are also gone for parts of the summer and might have missed out on the opportunity to show their support to this unique and vital part of our community.
Therefore, you are invited to show your support this week, September 25-30, and also to consider becoming a sustaining supporter of our radio service. Sustainers help our financial planning immensely with regular monthly donations of whatever amount they are comfortable with. We currently have sustainers giving from $5 to $30 monthly.
You are welcome to contribute here at any time, and check out the premiums available here. Enjoy the special features many of our programmers will add to their shows this week for FUNd Drive, and call in your support to 218-595-6195 during your favorite show or mention it in comments when you visit our website’s donation page.
Note the above poster for our HARVEST MOON GALA EVENT, October 14, at the American Legion in Two Harbors, lower level. Details are on the poster, but note that dinner ticket sales are limited in number (stop by our studio for yours soon), and entertainment tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. It will be a great time, to be missed!!! (more details coming in another post soon!)
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!

Celebrating Hugo Hellman on KTWH

Celebrating Hugo Hellman on KTWH

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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.

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

Honoring Mothers and all Women this Mothers Day!

Honoring Mothers and all Women this Mothers Day!

i May 3rd No Comments by

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 218-595-6195ktwh995@gmail.com, 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.

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!

2017 Cabin Fever Reliever

i Feb 11th 3 Comments by

 


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.