Tag Archives: Cameron Nordholm

LoGro’s parents return for their class reunion

Morgan Weiland and Cameron NordholmCameron Nordholm and Morgan Weiland were in Northfield this week for Carleton College’s Reunion week. They graduated in 2006, got married last summer, and are now living in Silicon Valley. We had lunch with them at the HideAway Coffeehouse & Winebar on Friday.

So who cares?  Well, we do, since they’re the parents of Locally Grown, and like all good parents, they keep track of us and regularly visit. See all our LoGro blog posts tagged with Cameron Nordholm or tagged with Morgan Weiland.

And you can keep track of them via their blogs, here and here.

Voices from the past: Cameron and Morgan

Morgan and Cameron, Northfield, 2006 Cameron and Morgan wedding photo We got a wedding announcement card from Cameron Nordholm and Morgan Weiland last week.

As we note on our Locally Grown About page, “we’re indebted to former KRLX news director Morgan Weiland and former KRLX station manager Cameron Nordholm for their help in launching the show in early 2006.”

I see they’ve cleaned up considerably since the photo (left) I took on the deck of the Cow. Cameron wrote via email:

You should also know that we’re headed out to California in July. Morgan is starting at Stanford as a PhD graduate fellow in communications. We’ll be living in/around the Palo Alto area. I’m starting a digital strategy consulting LLC and will continue to work largely with PBS but will also be looking for new projects. I’ve attached one of our photos – we’ll be posting more soon on Flickr/FB. Hope all is well.

Holiday greetings from Morgan and Cameron

Cameron Nordholm and Morgan Weiland Just like last year, we got a holiday greeting card from Morgan Weiland and Cameron Nordholm that included their photo.

Who are they? We have this blurb on our About page:

We’re indebted to former KRLX news director Morgan Weiland and former KRLX station manager Cameron Nordholm for their help in launching the show in early 2006. Both graduated from Carleton in the spring of 2006 and then promptly abandoned Northfield for Washington DC and lives of quiet desperation.

Podcast: Randy Jennings critiques Locally Grown; our ‘parents’ stop by to assess the damage

Our guest today was Randy Jennings, local citizen, long time Northfielder, and eloquent critic of Locally Grown. We mostly discussed his criticism of the recent controversial blog posts and comment threads about the 6/2 Council meeting and the CVB’s performance, with an occasional tangent about citizen journalism.

The Twins broadcast bumped us from our normal 5:30pm air time on KYMN and we used that as an excuse to do a full-hour show. (I have no idea when KYMN news director Jeff Johnson plans to air the show but probably sometime after 2 am, just to be safe.)

Morgan Weiland, Cameron Nordholm, Tracy Davis, Griff WigleyLater in the show we were joined by two Carleton College grads who were instrumental in the formation of Locally Grown’s radio show/podcast, Morgan Weiland and Cameron Nordholm. (We think of them as the parents of our show.) Morgan was KRLX news director and Cameron was KRLX station manager during the 2005-06 school year. Morgan is now a reporter in the health care division of BNA in Washington DC. Cameron is a digital producer with PBS Interactive in Arlington, VA.

Tracy and I (Ross headed out to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary) took them out for a drink at the Cow after the show to try to explain why we’ve fallen so far down since they left town.

Click play to listen. 1 hour, 2 minutes. You can also subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes.

Our radio show/podcast, Locally Grown, usually airs Wednesdays at 5:30 PM on KYMN 1080 AM.

What Do I Have to Do to Lose These Two?

TriumRiverCity.JPGAfter an otherwise pleasant local shopping trip turned sour the other day, I tried again by moving a block north (of 4th Street) and west (across Division Street) to River City Books. Drat it all, they found me again.

Had I only known what I was getting myself into two years ago when Griff first approached Tracy and me to do this community interest podcast show. I didn’t even know what a podcast was, I still don’t own an iPod (still a few shopping days left Mr. Governor), and I was highly skeptical that anyone but a handful of geeks would be interested in hearing from a Planning Commissioner and an EDA Member.

The first few shows were posted on Northfield-dot-Org. The powers-that-were at that site complained that our “click and play” format was slowing things down and they weren’t going to let us use it anymore. Vic Summa was already having trouble understanding my instructions to “just hit the play button” when all he could see was a little triangle pointing to the right, so we were all thinking that requiring a download to an iPod was going to cost us our only listener. Someone, perhaps it was me, suggested that for fifty bucks we could get our own dang website and Locally Grown was “launched”.

Then Griff suggested that a weekly podcast did not a website make and maybe we should each write regular posts. He suggested two per week. Tracy and I fell off our chairs laughing and eventually Griff twisted vague commitments to try to post once a week from the two of us.

At some point, Cameron Nordholm heard about us. He was a Carleton College student at the time, so he understood the term podcast and offered us KRLX’s studios for our recording purposes. We were promptly seduced, journalistically, by KRLX News Director Morgan Weiland and a long and creative partnership was conceived.

Oh, but those indolent college students can only study nine months out of twelve and so in the summer we were reduced to broadcasting from coffeehouses and bars. Not that I’m really complaining. Griff figured that KYMN had studios and why wouldn’t they let us use them. That smooth-talkin’ Jeff Johnson responded with a proposal to actually do a radio show that was part of their weekly format.

It continues to spin out of control. We received a buy-out offer from an emerging media empire but it fell apart when they found out that we were like Factory Records and there was nothing to buy. We’ve had offers of massive foundation grants but are unwilling to fill out the applications or agree to anybody else’s rules. And now we’re hosting a State Senate Candidate Debate.

So help me out here, distract Tracy and Griff so I can live my life in peace. 7 pm tonight at the historic Grand (at the corner of 4th and Washington Streets).

Holiday greetings from Morgan and Cameron

cameron and morgan.jpgI got a holiday greeting card from Morgan Weiland and Cameron Nordholm that included their photo. Click to enlarge.

Who are they? We have this blurb on our About page:

We’re indebted to former KRLX news director Morgan Weiland and former KRLX station manager Cameron Nordholm for their help in launching the show in early 2006. Both graduated from Carleton in the spring of 2006 and then promptly abandoned Northfield for Washington DC and lives of quiet desperation.

“Locally Grown” podcast for Jan. 13; airs Thurs. on KRLX 88.1

This content originally appeared on Northfield.org.

“Locally Grown” is now the name of the Northfield.org weekly audio show about local Northfield issues. Our third show was recorded in the KRLX 88.1 FM studio at Carleton last Friday afternoon. The show airs for the first time this Thursday, Jan. 19th, 5:30 PM.

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In the photo (L to R): KRLX news director Morgan Weiland; KRLX station manager Cameron Nordholm; Tracy Davis, local business owner and member of the Northfield Economic Development Authority (EDA); and Ross Currier, Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) Executive Director and member of the Northfield Planning Commission.

Issues covered in this show: Hwy 3 stop light, Q-Block, Mayor Pro Tem, Q-Comp, Community Media.

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