Budget cuts affect KUAC programming


Budget cuts affect KUAC programmingDue to reduced revenue, KUAC has had to make difficult decisions about budget cuts for Fiscal Year 18. The radio and television public broadcasting service has been asked to absorb a 22.5% decrease in funding. In the past six years, KUAC has experienced a 56% reduction in university funding.

This means that…
Effective Sept. 1, 2017, KUAC FM will terminate its Alaska Public Radio Network membership and will stop airing APRN programming.

KUAC TV will reduce content acquisitions outside of PBS as shows go off air, including Doc Martin, Doctor Who, The Red Green Show, Midsomer Murders, Detectorists, British drama series and documentary specials.

KUAC has eliminated its NPR membership (does not impact programming), professional memberships, deferred equipment replacement and upgrades, turned off the KUAC HD transmitters (no longer airing KUAC HD1, HD2 and KUAC HD3 on radio) and has had another reduction in staff. Since 2009, KUAC has reduced staff from 26 full-time and 5 half-time to 14 full-time and 6 half-time employees.

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