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KUAC 2015 Poster Call for Art

KUAC 2015 Poster Call for ArtEach year, KUAC releases a Call for Art for our annual poster, premiered as a thank you gift during the spring fundraiser. Celebrating public broadcasting in Alaska, KUAC is proud to recognize and support talented artists across Alaska.

This year’s submission period is the month of November.

KUAC’s 2014 poster artist Iris Sutton’s winning entry “Raven and Ermine” thrilled KUAC supporters with its colors and Alaska imagery. Over the years, many of Alaska’s renowned artists have had their work selected for KUAC’s annual poster, including: Ken Whitten, Sue Steinacher, Karen Franzen, David Rosenthal, Bill Brody, Barry McWayne, Todd Sherman, Alvin Amason, Claire Fejes, Randall Compton, Ray Sandberg, Byron Birdsall, David Mollett, Barbara LaVallee, Jon Van Zyle, and many more. See posters from previous years here.

2015 poster art submissions must be received by Sunday, November 30th, 2014 at 5 pm. For more information click here.

Hitmakers, Tonight at 9 pm on KUAC TV

HitmakersHITMAKERS is an up-close look at the music industry’s resilience in the digital age, from the perspective of groundbreaking artists, music label mavericks and game-changing managers. These crucial players have shaped the music business over the past 100 years, changing pop culture in the process. Today’s artists challenge the paradigm further, taking control of their careers and sometimes shucking the system altogether to record and release music on their own. Record labels large and small also have found they must innovate to thrive. Tune in tonight at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014, Saturday at 7 pm on KUAC TV

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014Austin City Limits presents highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Festival, recorded in Nashville. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite and 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year Buddy Miller, featuring the legendary Ry Cooder, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. Performers include Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and Taj Mahal. Tune in Saturday evening at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Hands On Crafts for Kids, Sundays at 9:30 am on KUAC TV

Hands On Crafts for KidsHands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun craft projects and ideas for kids 7-12 plus parents, teachers, grandparents and group leaders.   Want to make crafting a part of everyday life?  Projects are perfect for crafting at home, in the classroom, after school programs and even home schooling, and of course just to have fun! Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize, Sunday at 7 pm on KUAC TV

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain PrizeThe biggest names in comedy salute the former “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup including Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Jerry Seinfeld and others will salute the 17th recipient of the humor prize. Tune in Sunday evening at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Richard Pryor: Icon, Sunday at 9 pm on KUAC TV

Richard Pryor: IconRichard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time. Tune in Sunday evening at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

KUAC FM Clock Change Info

KUAC FM Clock ChangeDid you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that’s important to their audiences.

So how will you notice the changes? Starting today, November 17, you’re likely to hear slight changes during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In both program clocks, music breaks are longer, giving KUAC more opportunities to share details on upcoming stories while still having time to insert our local material. Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.

We’re sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us at comments-kuac@alaska.edu.