During the KUAC Spring Fundraiser, we focused on bringing new donors and new sustaining donors into the KUAC family. Over three days of sustaining fundraising to support Interior Alaska’s public broadcasting station, we were again amazed by the generosity and enthusiasm that our supporters exhibited. The 2015 spring grand total added up to a preliminary $72,500 (which doesn’t include the challenge dollars)!
More than 385 gifts were made to KUAC between April 10-12, including 49 new donors & 103 sustaining, monthly gifts. The 2015 spring fundraiser average pledge was an incredible $188. Read the entire spring drive update HERE.
KUAC is currently accepting applications for the KUAC Community Advisory Council (CAC). If you are interested in assisting with strengthening public broadcasting’s capacity and partnerships with the various communities KUAC serves, please complete an application here. CAC members provide valuable feedback by communicating the needs and interests of the many communities served by KUAC. To find out more about the KUAC CAC operating principles, click here. The deadline for applications is April 30.
Did you miss any of this three-part film that tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions? Stream this groundbreaking series HERE! The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures. Streaming available through 4/29/15.
What an amazing and inspiring event! KUAC celebrated the over 4000 volunteer hours given this past year in great form. Live music from Swing Dogs, ice cream from Hot Licks and an well-deserved presentation of the Spirit of KUAC award to longtime FM volunteer Steve Hormann. Read all about the event and see photos HERE. Thank you again volunteers!
A new season of Quilting Arts promises a new look for quilting television, with something for everyone who loves quilting. The show combines basic traditional quilt techniques every quilter needs to know with contemporary art designs and techniques.
Tune in Saturday afternoons at 1:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD
Season Two of Music City Roots kicks off with The Steep Canyon Rangers, one of the most accomplished and popular bluegrass bands in the U.S. Also featured: modern folk band Joy Kills Sorrow, soulful cellist/songwriter Ben Sollee, country revivalist Ashley Monroe and Nashville old-time bluegrass band The Westbound Rangers. Tune in Saturday evenings at 6 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of “living as the locals do,” charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. Tune in Wednesday nights at 7 & Sunday nights at 6 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.