To say Phil Collins was a friend to KAXE is an understatement. Phil was a friend to all that heard him on the airwaves of KAXE - whether it was his maple syrup report from Pengilly, his Harry Potter trivia questions from his grandchildren on Green Cheese or his stories of his life on Between You and Me, Phil was a part of this community we call home.
Behind the scenes of KAXE Phil was a board member and a volunteer at almost all the KAXE functions. We could always count on Phil and his daughter Beth to set up the Maple Syrup cotton candy and Maple Syrup popcorn stand when we needed it. And, Phil Collins was a damn good drummer for his former band Genesis.
Phil's funeral will be held Wednesday September 5th at 2pm at the Peterson Funeral Home in Coleraine, with visitation 1 hour before. Phil's family has asked that memorials to go to KAXE, Boy/Girl Scouts, or your favorite charity. Call KAXE if you need more information, 218-326-1234.
Life at KAXE won't be the same without Phil, we miss him already and send our condolences to his family. We'd love to have you post your memories or stories of Phil here in the days and weeks to come as we celebrate Phil Collins.
Ann Miron, a 19-year-old college student from Hugo, was crowned the 54th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 22. Tune in to the Friday Morning Show at 8:40 this week John and Heidi will find out what she will do with her butterhead.
This morning on the Morning Show the Mom of Pop Culture (Julie Crabb) was talking about the festival/small town event circuit she's on as a presidential candidate. There is always meat on a stick available. Do you like your food on a stick?
Tomorrow on Between You and Me we're talking about the fair - county and state. Do you go? What do you remember? What's your favorite food? The Minnesota State Fair is known for it's food on a stick - watch this video to see the insanity.
The Morning Show at KAXE mixes local programming that reflects Northern Minnesota with National Public Radio's Morning Edition every weekday morning between 6-9, CST.
KAXE is an independent, nonprofit community-based public radio station serving most of north central and northeastern Minnesota with a 100,000-watt signal originating in Grand Rapids at 91.7 FM. Northern Community Radio also operates translators in Brainerd at 89.9FM and in Bemidji at 105.3 FM. Listen online at www.kaxe.org.