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BIG NEWS for KUAC’s Red Green Regatta

BIG NEWS for KUAC’s Red Green RegattaHE’S COMING!

Don’t miss out on the fun and prizes with KUAC’s FINAL Red Green Regatta and meet Red Green, in person!

Online registration will begin soon! In the meantime, get out your duct tape and start planning your vessel. Join us on the water or on the shore on July 26th as this “flotilla of fun” takes off from Graehl Park and docks at Pioneer Park. Visit www.kuac.org for more info. See you on the water, and let’s make this year’s Regatta one for the record books!

KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids Club

KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids ClubDo you know any KUAC Kids? Maybe you were a KUAC Kid once? KUAC has one place to go for all the fun, games, videos and educational resources public broadcasting can bring!

Visit www.kuac.org/kuackids or look for the Kids tab at the top of kuac.org to learn about PBS Parents, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids/PBS Kids Go!, and the PBS Kids Super Vison app. While there, check out the new and fun way to support children’s programming on KUAC, the KUAC Kids Club! Questions? Call 474-1890.

Budget Cuts affect KUAC Programming: Reminder

Budget Cuts affect KUAC Programming: ReminderLike other state agencies and university departments, KUAC is to make cuts in FY16 due to reduced revenue. Following are the currently known funding reductions:

– A more than $56,000 reduction in direct state funding due to cuts to public broadcasting. That amounts to about 23 percent of direct state funding to the station.

– A reduction of about $134,000 in university funding to KUAC, due to reductions in state funding to the university.

Those reductions leave KUAC starting the next fiscal year with a deficit of more than $190,000. When combined with last year’s reduction of $170,000, that’s a total of more than $360,000 in revenue reductions over the course of two fiscal years.

KUAC investigated many options and made several budget adjustments and reductions following the FY15 budget cuts. Despite increases in our fundraising revenue, KUAC is again faced with making tough decisions with regard to operations and staffing so that it can minimize the impact to viewers and listeners. Effective July 1, 2015, KUAC will terminate its APRN membership and no longer air APRN (Alaska Public Radio Network) programming.

For more information visit the KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A page HERE

Last Tango in Halifax, Sundays at 7 pm on KUAC TV

Last Tango in HalifaxSeason 3 Premiere: Childhood sweethearts Alan and Celia, both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited over the internet after nearly 60 years. As their lives collide for a second time, the couple laments what might have been. While their relationship is a celebratory tale of the power of love at any age, it is also a story about family and the complications the relationship causes, especially for their grown daughters. Tune in Sunday nights at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

SciGirls, Sundays at 9 am on KUAC TV

SciGirlsThis series showcases bright, curious real girls putting science and engineering to work as they answer questions and make unexpected discoveries in the world around them. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Masterpiece: Poldark, Sundays at 8 pm on KUAC TV

Masterpiece: PoldarkCaptain Ross Poldark rides again in a swashbuckling new adaptation of the 1970s hit series. Aidan Turner stars as a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolution; Eleanor Tomlinson plays the miner’s daughter taken in by the captain. Tune in Sunday nights at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

The Crimson Field, Sundays at 9 pm on KUAC TV

The Crimson FieldOona Chaplin stars in a drama about WWI’s frontline medics – their hopes, fears, triumphs and tragedies. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers works together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. Tune in Sunday nights at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.