Due to the warm weather and sticky snow, the KUAC FM transmitter has settled in at 14 percent of normal power, which is having a significant impact on reception in Fairbanks and over the air translators in Healy, Delta and Nenana. When the weather gets colder we should be able to return to full power.
From Feb. 26 to March 2, KUAC TV and FM may be affected by sun outages. These outages occur when the satellite hosting our antenna passes in front of the sun and the signal is temporarily lost. Expect outages from 5 to 7 minutes. Service will resume as the signal returns. Thank you for your patience during this seasonal occurrence.
In his new six-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent’s history from a firmly African perspective. In tonight’s episodes the origins of man and cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent are explored. Tonight at 9:00 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
President Donald Trump will address a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28. Newly inaugurated presidents often deliver this type of speech instead of a formal State of the Union address, giving them a full year instead of a few weeks to fully assess the state of the country. KUAC will air the program on television and radio from 5 to 7 p.m.
(This will pre-empt the second hour of All Things Considered on KUAC FM.)
“Improving Race Relations: An African-American Perspective” will feature a panel of three African-Americans reflecting on their greatest challenges and successes in resolving racial conflict throughout their lives. Tune in Tuesday at 7 on KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.5.
Robert Hannon continues the Northern Soundings program with Adam Tanner, Snedden chair at the UAF School of Journalism. Tanner is a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and was previously a Nieman fellow there. Tanner has worked for Reuters News Agency as Balkans bureau chief (based in Belgrade, Serbia), as well as San Francisco bureau chief, and has had previous postings in Berlin, Moscow, and Washington, DC. He also contributes to Forbes and other magazines. He will talk about his new book, “Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records.” Tune in Tuesday evening at 7:30 on KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.5.
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress. Tuesday at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.