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.
Featuring adventure, comedy and interactive fun, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab demonstrates that invention can foster creativity, imagination, can-do spirit and positive entrepreneurism. The animated 26-part series, targeted to children ages 5 to 8, seeks to tap into kids’ natural curiosity while encouraging them to push conventional scientific and technological boundaries through experimentation. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Curiosity Quest is an upbeat family program that explores what you are curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene, takes viewers on an unscripted hands-on exploration to answer letters of curiosity. Curiosity Quest strives to provide entertaining and educational programming for the entire family to enjoy. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Alert! If you have already signed up for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program, you will need to re-enroll and re-link your Rewards Card to KUAC before June 30th. KUAC has been fortunate to benefit from the shopping habits of many of our listeners and viewers through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. In fact, KUAC has received more than $1,000 over the last year that goes to support your favorite public broadcasting station!
So, if you are one of the more than 100 households who already support KUAC in this way, please re-enroll and re-link your Rewards Card to KUAC #84486!
Here’s how to re-enroll:
- Relink your card to our Community Rewards program through an email sent to all customers on June 8 OR by logging on to your account at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
- Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card you continue to help us earn a donation!
- Remember, you still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates.
- For more information about Fred Meyer Community Rewards Customer Re-enrollment, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
Submit questions to thisoldhouse.com/askaquestion. You never know, maybe the Ask This Old House experts will select your home improvement questions for an on-camera house call!
Visit www.kuac.org/kuackids or look for the Kids tab at the top of kuac.org to learn about PBS Parents, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids/PBS Kids Go!, and the PBS Kids Super Vison app! Questions? Call 474-7279.
KUAC 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!”
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.