Tag Archives: Jeff Johnson

Who needs LoGro? See Northfield’s mainstream media for news about the upcoming high school mountain bike racing team meeting

I’m appreciative of Northfield’s media organizations who have been very helpful in drawing attention to Tuesday night’s (May 15) information meeting for the new Cannon Valley Mountain Bike Racing Team for area high school students.

Northfield News: Northfield high school mountain bike team forming Northfield News: Northfield high school mountain bike team forming Northfield Patch: Cannon Valley Biking Team Pedaling Toward Starting LinePeter Behm with KYMN News Morning Show host Jeff Johnson

Northfield News reporter Jordan Osterman: Northfield high school mountain bike team forming

KYMN News Morning Show host Jeff Johnson: Griff Wigley and Peter Behm on C.V. Mountain Bike Racing (blog post with streaming audio). Alternate: download/listen to MP3.  (Peter Behm is a student at ARTech.)

Northfield Patch reporter Michael Garlitz: Cannon Valley Biking Team Pedaling Toward Starting Line

One point Wigley stresses when talking about forming the team is that the activity is open to girls, as well as boys.

“The big push nationally is to get girls involved,” he said. “And, there is an incentive for having girls on your team. Points earned by girls are worth more, which helps in recruiting.

Can’t make the May 15 meeting? Area student-athletes who are interested can now fill out a form on the CVMTBT website to be kept informed on next steps on the team’s formation.

Smackdown on KYMN: Hvisty gets his ass handed to him

After my confrontations with Northfielder David Hvistendahl over the weekend, I  emailed him a request to be a guest on his KYMN Law Review radio show this week. He replied:

U R hereby invited to a verbal smackdown, 6 pm, KYMN. Will B War of the Worlds II. Will expose U as a royalist and rumor monger.

KYMN smackdown: David Hvistendahl, Griff WigleyWe did the show tonight.  KYMN emperor Jeff Johnson was on hand to moderate (he used a digital referee whistle) but only had to use it a couple times.

The audio of the show is now available in this mistitled KYMN blog post by Jeff:

KYMN web player image 
Law Review | SMACKDOWN! Wigley cries UNCLE!! 

(For the culturally deprived, see the Wikipedia entry for Uncle Wiggily.)

Superintendent Chris Richardson: He’s not a real doctor!

Superintendent Chris RichardsonIn a town with a thousand PhD’s, nobody refers to or addresses any of them with ‘Dr.’ or ‘Doctor.’ 

But for some reason, KYMN (example here) and the League of Women Voters of Northfield (example here) use it with the superintendent of schools. The Northfield News used to do it (2008 example here) but appears to have discontinued it.  I was glad to see that Northfield Patch did NOT do this last week in its first district-related story. Not even the school district itself does it, sticking instead to "Superintendent Richardson" in its minutes, though some school board members have a tendency to address him as ‘Doctor’ during the course of a board meeting.

I have nothing against Chris Richardson or the previous Northfield District superintendents, but IMHO, only medical physicians should be addressed as ‘Doctor’ or have the ‘Dr.’ in front of their names. Why treat superintendents as if they’re somehow special?

Our local college presidents (one has a Doctor of Philosophy/PhD, the other a Juris Doctor/JD) don’t get the Doctor/Dr. treatment from KYMN (example here). Not even former school superintendent Charlie Kyte (example here) does. So if they don’t, then neither should Richardson.

How about it, Jeff? How about it, Jessica?

Listen live to KYMN while mousing around LoGroNo

We installed a KYMN 1080 Radio live audio stream widget on our upper left sidebar yesterday, similar to what Northfield.org has had on their right sidebar for quite a while. When you click the “listen live” image/button, a streaming bar appears on the bottom of your web browser window that looks like this. Continue reading Listen live to KYMN while mousing around LoGroNo

Friends you can count on

I got treated last week to a surprise birthday party, orchestrated by my sweetie. She called on these people to help:

Jeff Johnson Tim Freeland Doug Bratland Bridgette Hallcock
L to R: Jeff Johnson, KYMN, emceed the roast; Tim Freeland, KYMN, took the video; Doug Bratland took 24 photos at the start of the party and blogged them within an hour on Northfield.org; and Bridgette Hallcock, DJJD photographer who took over 300 photos throughout the evening (including the above ones of Jeff, Tim and Doug). I’ve put up a party photo album of 100 of Bridgett’s photos here.

Bridgette Hallcock Photography, Castle Rock, MN 507-271-3262 Bridgett’s the best special event photographer around, IMHO. Her card says: "Bridgette Hallcock Photography, Castle Rock, Specializing in outdoor photography of seniors, families, and special events. 507-271-3262."

Update 10/3: Robbie was horrified when she saw this blog post because I didn’t include two people who worked behind the scenes with her prior to the event:

Jessica Paxton Tracy Davis
Jessica Paxton and Tracy Davis. Thanks, ladies!

Photo album: Outlaw Run 2009

Yesterday’s Outlaw Run Motorcycle Rally was a vrooming success, attracting 180 riders (triple the numbers from last year) under cool sun-drenched skies. Kudos to Northfield Historical Society Executive Director Hayes Scriven, KYMN Radio’s Jeff Johnson, and all the volunteers for a very well-run event.

See the album of 70+ photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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KYMN 1080 AM: blogging, streaming, and soon, podcasting

KYMN home page New KYMN 1080 AM owner Jeff Johnson has brought the station into the 21st century in the span of a month. With the help of new hire Tim Freeland and couple of local consultants (yeah, I’m one), the station launched a blog a few weeks ago and this week, they turned on live audio streaming.  See the screenshot with the arrows, pointing to the link that triggers the streaming and the options available from the player. This morning, I listened to Dusty Budd’s 8:05 newscast, pausing and starting it several times as I was interrupted by pesky citizens. Way slick. (continued)

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