The Healy translator project is positioned to move forward. Beginning this week, KUAC TV and FM will go off the air and will be working with a tower crew to install all necessary antennas.
Once the antennas are mounted, the KUAC FM translator will be the first to go on air with the TV coming on after verifying channel 9 signal reception. While the tower work should take about three days, the actual turn on/start up may occur at the end of this week or early next week.
IMPORTANT, the analog TV translator will not come back on the air. Residents in Healy will be able to scan the tuner in their digital televisions and tune in KUAC TV 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 along with audio-only FM/HD channels 9.5 and 9.6.
KUAC FM will continue to come through on your analog radios.
Thank you for your patience as we work to upgrade your signals. More information about KUAC’s suite of digital television offerings can be found at http://kuac.org/kuac-tv/tv-schedule/.
We will make an announcement when we are 100% sure it is working.
With the sudden passing of John McLaughlin of The Mclaughlin Group, producers have retired the longstanding program which aired for more than three decades. KUAC will replace the program with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a series that provides in-depth coverage of the top religion and ethics stories of the week as well as religious and ethical perspectives on domestic and foreign events and the arts. Hosted by veteran journalist Bob Abernethy, the series brings viewers breaking news through live and taped reports filed by a team of correspondents in the field and interviews with prominent newsmakers.
Our condolences go to the family and friends of John McLaughlin who brought our TV family many years of thought-provoking content.
Are you a KUAC KID or do you know someone who’s a a KUAC KID? Find more information about KUAC KIDS Club, games, activities and upcoming events at kuac.org/kuackids and become a member today!
Stocking up for picnics, family gatherings, or camping? Don’t forget that you can support KUAC with your Fred Meyer purchases this summer! It’s easy, AND you don’t lose any of your personal rewards, coupons or fuel points! Join the nearly 100 families who add to their support of KUAC, every time they go shopping at Fred Meyer’s. It works in conjunction with your Rewards Program and means thousands of dollars a year to KUAC.
If you signed up for the Community Rewards Program any time before July 1, 2016, be sure to go into your account online and make sure your Fred Meyer Rewards Card is still linked to KUAC!
Here’s what you do:
- Go to http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
- Click Sign In. If you don’t have an online account, then click Register.
- Follow the instructions on the Register page, link your current Fred Meyer Rewards Card to your online account.
- Scroll down to Community Rewards on your account information page.
- Click the orange Edit button and Find Your Organization.
- You can type in KUAC or
- You can type in 84486
- Choose KUAC.
- Click the Enroll button.
Go into Fred Meyer and they can help you sign up right there in the store!
You’ve had a couple cups of coffee on Sunday morning and it’s time to play the puzzle with Puzzle Master Will Shortz. Wouldn’t it be fun to play on air? Here’s the link to submit your answer to the puzzle.
Beginning Monday, July 18th, KUAC2 listeners will notice a few changes on the schedule. Q with Shadrach Kabango will move to 6 p.m. weekdays replacing one hour of Exponential Radio. The Takeaway will join the weekday morning line-up at 8 a.m. More information about The Takeaway is here. Since moving Live Wire KUAC FM on Saturdays at 11 a.m., Conversations from the World Café will join the Saturday morning line up on KUAC2. You can get a taste here.
Beginning Saturday, July 2 KUAC will begin broadcasting Live Wire at 11 a.m. on KUAC
Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It’s music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon and is aired on public radio stations around the country. More information about Live Wire can be found online at livewireradio.org.