Red Green bestowed the awards in person at the 16th annual Red Green Regatta, with over 500 participants on the Chena River this year making for one of the liveliest turnouts ever! Grand Prize winners in vessel #8 Jai-Alai Unlikely, captained by Matt Irinaga and his crew of mini-Reds who dutifully recited “The Man’s Prayer,” took home the duct tape crown as well as a Thule rooftop cargo carrier donated by Paddler’s Cove Outfitters. Other prizes were sponsored by Compeau’s, which also provided an escort Red Green out of Pioneer Park.
Effective July 1, 2012, the public television signal to Juneau and Bethel will begin originating from KAKM in Anchorage. The AlaskaOne consortium will be discontinued, but KUAC TV in Fairbanks will continue to broadcast the same quality programming and schedule to viewers in the Interior, with the name changing back to KUAC TV. KUAC TV’s mission of the past 40 years – to create television programming that is thought-provoking, trustworthy and life-changing – remains the same. KUAC will continue to provide all four digital channels, KUAC TV, WORLD, Create, and UATV.
Robert John, lucky winner of the FM Fall Fundraiser Car Talk Car Wash, got the royal treatment as KUAC Community Advisory member and volunteer Sue Sprinkle (of Car Talk Princess fame) sported rubber gloves, boots and sparkling tiaras to wash his car. The other Princess, Julie Estey, was out of town, but a lady-in-waiting filled in, wielding a magic water-wand.
Handmaid Gretchen Gordon, assistant GM at KUAC, lent a hand – and style – to the occasion. Robert John’s custom car wash was the special prize during our FM Fall Fundraiser for the person who made the largest gift during the Princess’ pledge program, Car Talk. Congratulations, Robert! Enjoy those gleaming wheels!
KUAC FM prepares to celebrate our 50th anniversary this October as the first public broadcasting station in Alaska! Please help by contributing YOUR story or photos about how your life was changed by KUAC. Sue Steinacher sent in this photo circa 1971 of her husband Glen Pardy when he was a KUAC on-air volunteer and also worked as a KUAC TV cameraman.
Public television to Juneau and Bethel and their translator communities will begin originating from a newly formed public television entity out of Anchorage’s KAKM starting July 1st. For programming information, please visit http://www.alaskapublic.org/. KUAC will maintain the Regional Calendar listings for communities around the state. Send your event submission to email@example.com. For more information, visit our transition page.