Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities

18 Unique Stations from Border to Border

Getting a handle on ham radio

Amateur radio began in the late 1800s with the experimentation and development of wireless transmission. No one is exactly sure where the term “ham” comes from, but its both a hobby and a form of public service that allows licensed participants to operate communications equipment. Minnesota has nearly 12,000 amateur radio operators and more than 50 radio clubs. One of the oldest clubs is the St. Paul Radio Club founded in 1931. Involvement varies widely, from talking with other hams, to public service announcements and emergency work. In this piece KFAI producer Dixie Treichel talks to Ralph and Janet Bierbaum, Emanuel “Manny” Block, Twila Greenheck, Henry Kinane, Allan Klein, Orcena “Orcy” Lyle, Keith Miller, George Power, Janet and Janice Robidoux, and Mike Stapp.


Gabe Barnett

Gabe Barnett joins us to talk about a new chapter in his career as a musician.


Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Playing songs written by members of the MN Association of Songwriters, including newbies Shelly Hallberg & Mary Strand. And your host tells of his attending BURTON CUMMINGS’ 75TH BIRTHDAY BASH–all on MHB!

(Aired 01/05/2023)

Episode 30: JuneThaKid

JuneThaKid joins us for the first Radio K Local Vibes episode of 2023 where he talks about dropping a cohesive body of work as a new artist, working as a group with Basement Gang, and the double life that local artists live.


Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! We hit the jackpot on this show with artists Luke Hendrickson, Whale in the Thames, Cosmic Orphan, and others! And we report on a new recipe for Fat Tire ale–all on MHB!

(Aired 01/26/2023)

Boats and Bluegrass 2022: Kind Country

Tonight on The Live Feed we take you back to Boats & Bluegrass 2022 with Kind Country. Kind Country is the kind of country band that plays bluegrass, not country. On their website, Kind Country describes themselves as playing Cosmic American Music, a term coined by Gram Parsons of The Flying Burrito Brothers. I’m Bill Stoneberg, grab a burrito and get ready to get cosmic with Kind Country, LIVE from Boats and Bluegrass 2022, tonight on The Live Feed.
Original Air Date: 01/27/23


Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Marvelous tunes by Rich Mattson & the North Stars, Greg Connor, The Riddle Brothers and others–all on MHB!

(Aired 01/19/2023)

Counter Stories: The Willingness To Kill

*trigger warning* With recent shootings in Minnesota (at Washington Tech School, Jerry Lee Rec Center, Mall of America), the crew discusses how these incidents are impacting our lives and our views on what’s happening in community. We ask why people are so willing to kill and how we can, if we can, find and make change, while also understanding our own trauma.

Mild January

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

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McKnight FoundationPohlad family foundationThe Minneapolis FoundationSaint Paul & Minnesota Foundation