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Originally from Wheeling, WV, I worked my way north to the Alaskan Riviera where I landed a regular gig with the Minnifield Communications Network in Cicely.
Dec 10, 2020 7 tweets 4 min read
Good morning, Cicely. This is Chris in the Morning on KBHR 57AM. For those of you that stayed up late enough last night for the clouds to break, you were greeted with a spectacular display of ye ol' Aurora Borealis. (thread)

Just Look at You via @YouTube The show will continue tonight and visibility should be excellent, if not a bit chilly. Wear your mukluks if you're heading out there - it'll be -11° F. Ron and Eric tell me that a group is meeting at 9:00 PM out by Eagle Lake to take it all in.
Dec 8, 2020 15 tweets 6 min read
Good morning Cicely. This is Chris in the Morning on KBHR coming at you on a chilly, chilly morning - it's 12 degrees out there, kids! #northernexposure (thread)

Khruangbin - August 10 via @YouTube As the Holiday Season is upon us, my mind turns to what was once referred to in Old English as 'Christes Masse' - the Festival of Christ. Of course, these days, that holiest of days is less a celebration of the Messiah and more of consumerism... Image
Oct 9, 2020 12 tweets 5 min read
Good morning to you from the 49th state! This is Chris in the Morning on 57AM KBHR coming at you from the Minnifield Communication Network in beautiful downtown Cicely. #northernexposure thread

Billie Holiday - Let's Dream In The Moonlight via @YouTube I don't know about you guys, but I've become a bit obsessed with politics lately. And it's a bit ironic, of course, because I'm not even allowed to vote. As you may recall, many years ago I spent some time in the State pen back in West Virginny for boosting a '71 Firebird... Image
Sep 29, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Hola Cicely,
Chris in the Morning on KBHR 57AM coming at you from the Borough of Arrowhead. It's a nippy 35 degrees out there this morning, but we're going to get up to a positively balmy sunny 55 later on. (thread)

Mambo Baby - Ruth Brown via @YouTube It's #Debates2020 night here in Cicely! Yes, the candidates for mayor are squaring off for the 1st time & the town is buzzing with excitement. For those unfamiliar, mayoral elections have been a hotly contested event since Edna Hancock unseated Holling Vincoeur's long-held reign. Image
Sep 28, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Goooooooood morning, Cicely!
It's Chris in the Morning coming at you from the KBHR studio in beautiful downtown Cicely, Alaska - 57AM on the dial. For some reason, I was thinking of karma when I awoke this morning.

Taxman (Remastered 2009) via @YouTube Is karma just a disconnected cosmic happenstance, or does it have more to do with principles we all know and understand, like causality? Now, I'm no lawyer, but If we refer to the Brihadaranyaka texts of ancient Hinduism, I think I could make a compelling defense for the latter. Image
Sep 27, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Good Sunday morning, Cicely -
It's a brisk 31 degrees out there this morning so get your java brewing, wrap yourself up in your favorite blanket and set a spell while we watch that big ol' sun rise...#northernexposure (thread)

Solea via @YouTube With these cold nights now descending upon us, the leaves have started their annual fireworks show, and I'm reminded that while we busy ourselves with our lives, our jobs, our little fights and disputes, this blue-green orb we live on is going to just keep turning on its axis... Image
Sep 25, 2020 11 tweets 5 min read
Buenos dias, Cicely -

So I owe everyone an explanation and an apology. Several months ago the toxicity of everything going down, including on this little blue-bird site, started jamming up my chakras in a way I'd not felt in a long time. #northernexposure (thread). Image As you may remember, the last time I felt that way, I jumped on the Harley & let her take me as far away as she would go, got naked, crawled into a cave & blissed out on enough peyote to stun a small bull.

Toots & Maytals Louie Louie via @YouTube
Apr 20, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
Good Morning, Cicely!

The sun is peeking through the clouds and the ice on the lake is starting to groan - so for those sitting in their shanties ice fishing, be careful! (1/n) #northernexpsoure

Richard BERRY "Louie Louie" (1957) via @YouTube Some local news: Maggie is reporting that since Maurice's lecture on "The Joy of Bidets" on Zoom the other evening, orders have ticked up on toilet conversion kits from Anchorage. If everyone wants to place a bulk order, we can get a discount. (2/n) Image
Apr 8, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read
Hey hey, Cicely

It's a groggy Chris in the Morning coming at you from 57AM K-B-H-R.

I don't know about you, but that ol' moon had my dreams spinning wild last night. (1/n) #northernexposure

Howlin' at the Moon - Hank Williams Sr. via @YouTube Image A quick check of my Farmer's Almanac reminded me that last night was a super-moon - and that's not just's a verified scientific phenomenon. Our little pasty planetary kid sister is this closest she'll be to us and last night - she sure put on a show...(2/n) Image
Apr 1, 2020 10 tweets 4 min read
Buongiorno, Cicely!
Good news - Ruth Anne got a shipment of toilet paper in last night. Remember, only 2 rolls per person. Bundle up before you head over - it's only 10 degrees out there! (1/n)

Lionel Hampton - On The Sunny Side Of The Street via @YouTube Last night I took a deep dive into some of the crazy metrics of this virus that is named after a crown & just how rapidly it has spread around the planet. We say it all the time - just how small the world is - and damn if this doesn't put a fine point on that..(2/n) Image
Mar 30, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
Good Monday morning to you, Cicelians.
I don't know if it's as weird to hear such salutations as it is for me to offer them, but there is no stopping that big ol' sun from rising each morning. And like every day, we have a choice of how we're going to greet it....(1/n) Image ...and maybe more importantly, what we're going to do with this day. I'm not necessarily talking about the whole karmic enchilada, although I certainly subscribe to that jam. No - I'm being far more fundamental. You see, this whole coronavirus thing has got me thinking...(2/n)
Mar 24, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
Hello, Cicely.
It's Chris in the Morning coming at you from a cold and cloudy morning here in the Burough of Arrowhead. As some of you may be, I'm feeling a bit pensive, this morning...(1/n)

La Mer - Django Reinhardt via @YouTube I'm reminded of the novel The Last Man written by Mary Shelley in 1826 about a 21st century pandemic that decimates humanity. Interestingly, the novel was harshly criticized as not meeting the standards of her previous work, Frankenstein. (2/n)
Mar 21, 2020 9 tweets 3 min read
Buenos dias, Cicely!
Chris in the Morning coming at you from the front porch of the KBHR studios. First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the 'welcome home' greetings yesterday - you lifted my spirits when I really needed it...(1/n) Image It's 32°F and cloudy this morning here in Cicely, heavy overcast and lots of ominous grey clouds up there. Speaking of clouds, I think it's about time we start thinking about silver linings, if you will forgive me the ham-fisted cliche...(2/n)
Nov 26, 2019 15 tweets 6 min read
Good Morning, Cicely!
It’s getting to be that day here, folks, when the Grim Reaper meets Myles Standish and death’s head pumpkins abound. Thread. #northernexposure #chrisinthemorning #thanksgiving Image Yes, Cicely we’re fast approaching the 4th Thursday of November – that day Ms. Sarah J. Hale promoted into the hallowed halls of holiday-hood....Thanksgiving. Image
Nov 8, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
Hola Cicely,
Chris in the Morning here to help you greet the day! It's a cold one out there this morning, so bundle up before you head out. Let's do a little rundown of some local news...(thread) #northernexposure Image The Cicely Lady Marmots basketball team have their first home game tonight over at the high school. Let's cheer them on and hope that they can win a game this year. They just haven't been the same since Leia Wingfeather left to play point guard at the University of Alaska...
Nov 6, 2019 14 tweets 5 min read
Morning Cicelians,
Chris in the Morning getting you up a little earlier than usual, this morning. I've got a busy day ahead - so do you. So, get that coffee on, whip up that bacon, knock those cobwebs off the ceiling...(thread) #northernexposure Image While you're doing all of that, what do you think of the words of Thom Paine who said, "Man did not enter this society to be worse off than he was before, or to have fewer rights than he had before, but to have those rights better secured" ? Image
Oct 31, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
'Trick or treat' to our KBHR listeners from yours truly, Chris Stevens, on this All Hallows Eve. (Thread)

#NorthernExposure #halloween2019 Image For those of you who celebrate the holiday by acting out the Visigoth spirit, or who are planning some egg throwing or out-house tipping, I have an important police bulletin - please be advised. Alaska's own Inspector Javert, Officer Barbara Semanski is on the prowl...
Oct 29, 2019 9 tweets 4 min read
Salut Cicely!
Chris in the Morning coming at you outside the KBHR studio. Got a winter watch update for you here. No sign of any cumulonimbus clouds, those fluffy bearers of the precious snow. Don't worry-it ain't gonna be long, Jack Frost is definitely breathing down our necks. Image With sub-zero temperatures just ahead we're going to make like that proverbial ant and prepare. And on that note, I shall read a note. Wally's Gas-N-Go is offering a full line of snow tires and radiator baffles. Ruth-Anne still has three pairs of snow shoes left, all men's XL... Image
Oct 28, 2019 12 tweets 4 min read
Rise and shine, Cicely!
Here's a heartfelt 'Thanks' to Holling for letting us watch the World Series last night at the Brick. We all know how much he hates sports & would rather we had watched that Jacques Pepin special on PBS instead. (thread on baseball) #NorthernExposure. Image If Holling has taught me one thing, it's that 'male bonding' doesn't have to be over a beer and a game on the can be watching a nature special, or maybe trying to catch a photograph of an elusive Blackpoll warbler... Image
Oct 23, 2019 9 tweets 3 min read
Rise and shine Cicely!
Big news! Tonight is the fall recital at The Brick featuring our very own Cal Ingraham who is on furlough from the Sleetmute Correctional Facility to perform a selection of Bach concertos for us! (Thread on creativity) #northernexposure Image Maurice has been kind enough to let Cal borrow the 1778 Guarneri del Gesu violin he purchased several years ago to perform upon. And for those of you worried, Officer Semanski will be on hand in case there are any shenanigans... Image
Oct 21, 2019 12 tweets 4 min read
Good morning, Cicely!
A little local news to start off this fine October morning: Ruth Anne accidentally ordered too many avocados this month, so is running a sale: 75% off! The Brick is celebrating with a Guacamole Celebration and 2 for 1 margaritas. (Thread). #northernexposure Image In other news, Eve thanks everyone for all the well wishes she received after announcing her self-diagnosis of Q fever last week. Layla, the goat suspected of possessing the transmissible Coxiella burnetii infection, is in quarantine & she & Eve are on doxycycline...again. Image