Genius By Stephen Hawking: What Are We?, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Genius By Stephen Hawking: What Are We?In this episode a new set of volunteers take on some more extraordinary tasks. They begin with a crazy Rube Goldberg chain reaction machine, and from there the realizations come thick and fast. Self-assembling machines, light-up bacteria and the world’s first physical demonstration of evolution in action conspire to totally revolutionize their view of life. Tune in Wednesday night at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

All-New Episodes of Arthur Everyday this week at 2:00 p.m. on KUAC TV

All-New Episodes of ArthurAliens! Lobsters! Popcorn galore! Get ready for a whole week of all-new episodes of Arthur, starting today at 2 on on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Leaky faucet? Creaking floor boards?

Leaky faucet? Creaking floor boards?Submit questions to You never know, maybe the Ask This Old House experts will select your home improvement questions for an on-camera house call!

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 or look for the Kids tab at the top of to learn about PBS Parents, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids/PBS Kids Go!, and the PBS Kids Super Vison app! Questions? Call 474-7279.

Spirit of KUAC and THANKS to our Volunteers

Trudy HeffernanKUAC thanked our volunteers during our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event yesterday evening with ice cream, music, special treats and awarded the Spirit of KUAC Award to longtime Banjo Signal host, Trudy Heffernan.

KUAC volunteer Trudy Heffernan is the recipient of the 2016 “Spirit of KUAC” award. Trudy demonstrates commitment to the organization with consistently making new shows even when she knows she will be out of town. She doesn’t rely on the extensive archive of shows she has from making Banjo Signal for years, nay decades. Trudy always comes up with fresh shows. In the past year, she has started to format her shows around a particular band or artist each show. This requires extensive research and pawing through the vast amount of music from disc and digital library in the Heffernan collection. Trudy has passed on her love of public broadcasting. When they were on Alaska Live, Molly her daughter came and sat in on a set with her saxophone. Molly has gone from the baby that was breastfed in the KUAC studio between Banjo Signal mic breaks to playing on air during KUAC fundraisers and hosting her own show at KSUA during semesters at UAF. Here’s an excerpt of the nomination from KUAC listener Ronnie Rosenberg: “I have zero interest in music–really don’t like it and turn the radio off when it comes on. BUT Trudy makes it enjoyable. I never turn off Banjo Signal. And if someone can have that effect on me, I say give her an award!”

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!Thanks to hundreds of donors, volunteers on the phones and in the studio, KUAC’s 2nd Annual Mini-Spring Fundraiser was a fabulous success! Thanks to new Sustaining Donors, New Donors and Renewing Donors, KUAC raised $74,000 in support of our public broadcasting mission in Interior Alaska and beyond. Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done and know that we are grateful for your generosity to and confidence in KUAC.

Talk of Alaska, Tuesdays on KUAC FM

Talk of Alaska ReturnsTune in Tuesday mornings at 10 to join statewide discussions on Talk of Alaska on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Support KUAC through Fred Meyer Rewards

Support KUAC through Fred Meyer RewardsStretch your support for KUAC! It’s easy, AND you don’t lose any of your personal rewards, coupons or fuel points! Join more than 100 families who add to their support of KUAC. It works in conjunction with your Rewards Program and means thousands of dollars a year to KUAC.

Here’s what you do:
1. Go to
2. Click Sign In. If you don’t have an online account, then click Register.
3. Follow the instructions on the Register page, link your current Fred Meyer Rewards Card to your online account.
4. Scroll down to Community Rewards on your account information page.
5. Click the orange Edit button and Find Your Organization.
a. You can type in KUAC or
b. You can type in 84486
6. Choose KUAC.
7. Click the Enroll button.


Go into Fred Meyer and they can help you sign up right there in the store!