Now eight weeks into its broadcast life, KTWH community radio is planning to celebrate its existence with a day of special programming on Thursday, November 12, including the debut broadcast of last winter’s Cabin Fever Reliever Variety Show. The timing was chosen to coordinate with the statewide Give to the Max day of charitable giving.
The five morning show hosts, who usually take one morning each from 7am to 9am, will instead each take a two hour shift in succession that day. Each will share their respective areas of interest and musical tastes as they do on their regular weekly shifts, as well as playing examples of programming offered throughout the week by the wide variety of both local and outside programs. Besides a day of low key on-air fundraising pitches for community radio on KTWH interspersed among a wide range of programming, they also plan to share information about other local non-profits, hoping that listeners will indeed be “giving to the max” on November 12.
Running throughout the day will be a friendly competition for who among the hosts can raise the most funds through both the Give to the Max website (GiveMn.org) and KTWH’s own website (ktwh.org), or from walk-in donations at the studio.
A highlight of the day will be the inaugural broadcast of the wildly popular Cabin Fever Reliever Variety Show produced last winter at the Harbor Theater in Two Harbors. The show was both a fundraiser for Two Harbors Community Radio and a chance to showcase our local talent and preview things you will hear on KTWH. The show played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd on a cold February night. The two hour show will be run as excerpts throughout the day on November 12, and will also be broadcast in its entirety on the evening of Saturday, November 14, from 7pm to 9pm.
The centerpiece of the Cabin Fever show was a production by the local No-see-um Radio Theater troupe, A Stranger in the House, a reenactment of a 1940’s radio production. This debut of local live radio drama will be featured between 6pm and 7pm on the 12th, including commentary by the actors who took part.
November 12 will be a day to showcase the variety of programming aired throughout the week on KTWH at 99.5FM and streamed at ktwh.org, and to celebrate the wide range of non-profits working on behalf of all of us in the Two Harbors area.