Dakota Air: The Radio Show Hosts Paulette Carlson Live in Medora on June 4th

Burning Hills Amphitheater Kicks Off 2011 Season with Statewide Radio Show, Concert

Medora, ND—Fargo production company Prairie Airwaves and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation have announced that the monthly radio program Dakota Air: The Radio Show will be performed to a live audience in Medora at the Burning Hills Amphitheater on June 4th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. MT, featuring Warner Brothers recording star Paulette Carlson and followed by a special concert. The 90-minute radio show preceding the concert will be aired live across Prairie Public Broadcasting’s broad radio network, and will be rebroadcast throughout the month.

Grammy nominee and CMA award-winning Carlson—known for her rise to fame as founder and lead-singer for the nationally acclaimed Highway 101 band—helped re-define the face of country music in the late 80’s with such innovative hits “Whiskey, If You Were A Woman” “The Bed You Made for Me,” “Somewhere Tonight” and “Cry,Cry, Cry.” The band won vocal group of the year honors from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association in 1988 and in 1989. After living in Montana where she raised her children, Carlson recently moved back to Nashville and is again focusing on recording and performing.

Dakota Air: The Radio Showfollows an old-fashioned radio variety format and is lead by host and executive producer Merrill Piepkorn. Piepkorn said, “What a perfect way to end a remarkable first season of Dakota Air—a great live radio show with great guests in the great outdoors, offering folks an opportunity to get their summer off to a great start in the beautiful badlands of North Dakota.”

Other guest performers joining the Dakota Air cast and Carlson to deliver a unique variety show that will include cowboy poet Rodney Nelson, singer-songwriter Jesse Veeder Scofield, and The Burning Hills Singers.

Each monthly show features music by The Radio Stars—a band introduced to the nation during Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” show in Bismarck in 2009—as well as original comedy by professional acting company “The Dakota Airheads” under the creative direction of humorist and writerSteve Stark.

Tickets for this special performance and concert are $25 and available at 1-800-medora1 (1-800-633-6721) and online at www.medora.com.  

The mission of Dakota Air: The Radio Show is to provide a high-quality, live radio show that entertains, educates and inspires audiences by featuring talent from across the region while showcasing a bit of culture and history about the location from which each show originates.  In addition to Prairie Public’s radio broadcasts, the shows will also be available worldwide for playback at anytime online at www.DakotaAirTheRadioShow.com.

Corporate sponsors are Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Farmers Union of North Dakota and Gate City Bank.  Prairie Public is the radio-broadcast partner.  

Dakota Air: The Radio Showbegan monthly performances at locations across North Dakota in September 2010, and the first season of the series will conclude with this show on June 4th, 2011. See www.DakotaAirTheRadioShow.comfor live and broadcast schedules.For more Medora show information, contact the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation at the Medora office by calling 1-800-633-6721.

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