Interior Alaska’s public television station is returning to its roots. Effective July 1, KUAC, like its radio counterpart, will be a standalone station serving Interior Alaska.
At the November 18th meeting of the Alaska Public Broadcasting Service (APBS), the corporate entity for the AlaskaOne consortium whose members include the general managers at each of Alaska’s four public television stations, a motion was approved to move the public television centralized feed of AlaskaOne for KUAC, KTOO, and KYUK to Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. Read More
Congratulations to KUAC’s award-winning television production team which has done it again, scoring TWO coveted Goldie Awards from the Alaska Broadcasters Association! The team, consisting of Aaron Elterman, editor, Deb Lawton, Producer, Gretchen Gordon, Assistant GM and Director of Development, and Lisa Scerbak, Communications Manager, earned recognition for two television spots. One, the best TV Promotional Announcement Division 2, was for a quirky animated spot promoting the 2011 Red Green Regatta. The second was for the Uniquely Alaskan Program Division 2, for KUAC’s 2011 AlaskaOne Poster Artist Profile of Sue Steinacher of Nome, which aptly captured the landscape which inspires her artwork. Great work, team!
Design Alaska strikes gold during record-smashing ‘extreme pledging’ hour, raising $27K during one hour of “Alaska Live!”
During an inspiring acoustic spotlight on Alaska Live, Wednesday, Oct. 19th, a new record was set when Jack Wilbur of Design Alaska raised $18,511 in one hour, which completely steamrolled over the victory he scored last year raising $10K-plus. Of the 83 total pledges received in the 10 p.m. hour, 73 of those were at the challenge grant level of $125 or more. For those, Design Alaska had pledged to kick in an additional $125 to each one, adding $9,125 onto the amount of pledges called or given online, bringing the grand total to $27,636 in support of Alaska Live and KUAC. Read More
In a stunning FM Fall Fundraiser with many high points and high fives – including over $27K for one hour of Alaska Live and $11K in one hour of Folk Sampler – quieter moments also stood out. We are pleased that 267 new donors stepped up to support KUAC for the first time – a number of them youth like 11 year-old Sonia, who made her first gift ever to KUAC on Wednesday, then came in two days later to make a second gift. Read More
Want to know the title of that swingin’ song on The Oldies Show last month, or which album that Del McClinton song was from that Leone played on Postcards? Search Playlists for most locally produced shows. Or explore the KUAC FM Program Guide by individual show (click on the blue text “Playlist”), by day or by program. If the title of the program is underlined in blue, click on that to connect to a web link for syndicated shows, like WorldCafe.
Dive into this treasure trove of astounding music!
Another “awesome possum” day on the Chena River at the KUAC 15th annual Red Green Regatta!
Highlights include an “appearance” by Red Green himself, in the form of a life-size cut-out of Steve Smith, star of the Red Green Show which airs on AlaskaOne, Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Glacier Point Pumping & Thawing rolled out Red Green’s Limousine, an artfully – and it goes without saying, tastefully – decorated septic pump truck which added a special something to the day.