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Niijii Radio rises 'out of the ashes' to serve White Earth, nearby communities

 

October 29, 2019

Grace Roberts, of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, has been learning the Ojibwe language and teaches her listeners during her show "Reviving with Grace," which runs three days each week. Natasha Rausch | Inforum

A brick building off State Highway 59 that used to serve as the Callaway School is now home to the White Earth Nation's sole independent radio station.

Niijii Radio, on KKWE 89.9FM, ran its first show on Nov. 11, 2011, at 11:11 a.m. The time was intentional, a good luck charm. For the first three days, the station ran on a 24-hour loop of songs and station IDs, just to test out the new airwaves. Then people started going on the air.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/10/28/niijii-radio-rises-out-of-the-ashes-to-serve-white-earth-nearby-communities

 

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