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KUAC FM Removing HD Option

KUAC Removing HD Option As of July 1, 2017, KUAC FM will turn off its high definition (HD) transmitter, resulting in the loss of KUAC HD1, HD 2 and 3 on-air. Those stations will still be available online at kuac.org on computers and mobile devices and on KUAC TV at 9.6, 9.7 and 9.8 (digital).

“This is a strategic budget-related decision and also due to lack of momentum for HD radio,” said Keith Martin, KUAC’s general manager. “The budget reductions we have sustained over the past four years have outpaced our fundraising efforts.”

Since 2009, KUAC has experienced a 42 percent decrease in full-time staff (from 26 to 15) and a 69 percent decrease in part-time (from 13 to 4), while continuing to increase and improve services to the community.

“Our staff make up the difference,” Martin said. “We have reached the point that no additional duties can be assigned to current staffing levels.”

More changes are under consideration. Stay tuned to KUAC for further details.

Give Easily to KUAC Through Fred Meyer Rewards

Give Easily to KUAC Through Fred Meyer RewardsAlert! If you have already signed up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program, it’s time to re-enroll and re-link your Rewards Card to KUAC before June 30th. KUAC has been fortunate to benefit from the shopping habits of many of our listeners and viewers through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. In fact, KUAC has received more than $1,000 over the last year that goes to support your favorite public broadcasting station.

If yours is one of the more than 100 households that already support KUAC in this way, please re-enroll and re-link your Rewards Card to KUAC #84486.

Here’s how to re-enroll:

  • Relink your card to our Community Rewards program at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
  • Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation.
  • Remember, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.
  • For more information about Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer Re-enrollment, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

Story of China: Golden Age/The Ming Dynasty, Tonight at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Story of China: Golden Age/The Ming DynastyOn the Golden Age episode Michael Wood tells the tale of China’s Renaissance, which happened long before the one in Europe. The Ming Dynasty was the time of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, when China sent treasure ships on ocean voyages to Africa and the Persian Gulf. Tonight at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

LGBT Pride Conversation Continues Tonight at 7 p.m. on KUAC FM

With Good ReasonKUAC FM continues its series celebrating LGBT Pride month in June with “I am…in love” from With Good Reason. Sonali Gulati’s film, “I Am,” chronicles her personal journey to Delhi, India, where she confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to as gay.

And: For parents who are gay or transgendered, the act of coming out to their adult children can be scary. Jennifer Apperson and Sarai Blincoe conducted a survey that found adult children are more accepting than their parents might think. Tonight at 7 on KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.6.

Eric Scott on Northern Soundings, Tonight at 7:30 p.m. on KUAC FM

Eric Scott on Northern SoundingsSummer in Alaska means tourists and the visitor industry is a big part of the Alaskan economy. So this issue of Northern Soundings salutes those who love our state from afar and help us see it afresh. Eric Scott is a cousin by marriage who annually visits the state. But he doesn’t do cruises. He’s attracted to Alaska’s working people. Tonight at 7:30 on KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.6.

Big Pacific: Violent, Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KUAC TV

Big Pacific: ViolentSurrounded by the Ring of Fire, the Pacific Ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the Pacific and creatures that live here must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it. Tune in Wednesday night at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Great Yellowstone Thaw, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Great Yellowstone ThawWhilst the brutal cold temperatures and deep snow of winter have gone, the weather continues to be erratic and there’s the impending danger of the Great Thaw. When temperatures get high enough to melt the snowpack, millions of tonnes of water will cascade down the mountain, bulldozing everything in its path. Tune in Wednesday night at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Support KUAC Friends Group Via AmazonSmile

Support KUAC Friends Group Via AmazonSmileAll donations to KUAC Friends Group support KUAC’s radio and television public broadcasting programming. A simple way to “stretch” your support is to sign up for AmazonSmile. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchase to charitable organizations selected by customers.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization. Select KUAC Friends Group and get started today. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit that the AmazonSmile Foundation donates to charitable organizations.