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Thank you LUNCH Cafe & Eatery Customers!

Thank you LUNCH Cafe & Eatery Customers!

From left are Gretchen Gordon, assistant general manager of KUAC; Ashley Stevens, manager of LUNCH; Christopher Quist, donor relations manager for KUAC.

Throughout April, customers at LUNCH Cafe & Eatery donated $750 for KUAC 89.9 FM and Channel 9 TV. The funds help support public broadcasting.

John Perreault, Morning Edition host and KUAC FM operations manager and traffic coordinator

John PerreaultJohn Perreault was born and raised in Fairbanks, around UAF and radio. He was volunteering for KUAC and KSUA even before he was a journalism and broadcasting student at UAF in the late 1990s. After moving to Seattle in 1999 to earn an associate of applied arts degree from the Art Institute of Seattle, he volunteered at KEXP-FM for several years.

John also has a B.S. in Earth and Space Science from the University of Washington. After moving back to Fairbanks to get a graduate degree in geology from UAF, he returned to volunteering at KUAC as occasional evening and “Round Midnight” host in 2011. He began as regular “Morning Edition” host and KUAC FM operations manager and traffic coordinator in January 2016.

KUAC to Launch PBS Kids 24/7 Children’s Educational Channel June 5

KUAC to Launch PBS Kids 24/7 Children's Educational Channel June 5KUAC will begin airing a 24/7 PBS KIDS channel on Channel 9.5 beginning the week of June 5.

The free service with 24/7 educational programming ensures that PBS KIDS’ high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

Research confirms that PBS KIDS’ media content helps children build critical skills, including literacy, math and social-emotional skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement in their children’s learning. A study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help prepare children from low-income families for kindergarten. Additionally, parents’ awareness of their children’s math learning increased significantly – as did their use of strategies to support their children’s learning.
Expect to find the complete array of quality children’s programming, including Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Nature Cat, Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Splash and Bubbles and more.

KUAC TV Channels to Change in June with New Kids Programming

When the KUAC PBS Kids channel 9.5 begins airing in June, the former 9.5 will move to 9.6 (digital FM). The former 9.6 will move to 9.7 (digital FM) and the former 9.7 will move to 9.8 (digital FM). 

How to Access KUAC During Construction Work

How to Access KUAC During Construction WorkStarting mid-May the entrance to the UAF Fine Arts Building through the Great Hall will be closed for several months for a construction project.

To access KUAC’s offices in Suite 202, please use the northeast music department door or the east theater entrance.

People who use wheelchairs should call KUAC at 474-7491 in advance of your visit.

Please bear with us for the rest of 2017 as the Great Hall gets a major upgrade.

Antiques Roadshow: Orlando, Hour Two, Tonight at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Antiques Roadshow: Orlando, Hour TwoJourney to Orlando with ROADSHOW to learn more about vintage and antique items, including a 1965 NASA “Corned Beef” archive, a Korean The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin painting, and a 1918 WWI peach can label letter. Which is the big find? Tonight at 7:00 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Independent Lens: They Call us Monsters, Tonight at 9 p.m on KUAC TV

Independent Lens: They Call us MonstersThis film takes viewers behind the walls of the Compound, the facility where Los Angeles houses its most violent juvenile criminals. To their advocates, they’re kids. To the system, they’re adults. To their victims, they’re monsters. Also included is the short film “FACING LIFE” which follows the sad and startling story of Cyntoia Brown, who is serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at the age of 16. Tonight at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Victorian Slum House: The 1890s, Tuesday at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Victorian Slum House: The 1890sEnter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business. Tuesday at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

American Epic: Blood and Soil, Tuesday at 8 p.m. on KUAC TV

American Epic: Blood and SoilTravel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin’ Wolf. Tuesday at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.