Sunday Changes on KUAC2 and KUAC3

Changes coming to KUAC2 and KUAC3 this weekend on SundayBeginning at 11 a.m., KUAC will broadcast Encounters in place of Nerdette and debut Alt. Latino at 11:30 a.m. While Nerdette and Encounters, are not producing new programs, Encounters has numerous shows for broadcast. Cycling through all of them is resulting in some repeats but not within the year. However, Nerdette has far fewer shows made for radio broadcast, and these shows have repeated several times already on KUAC2.

Alt. Latino features interviews and insightful conversation about Latin events and culture and introduces listeners to new alternative Latin music, including diverse genres such as cumbia, Mexican garage rock, mariachi and more.

Xponential Radio continues to kick off at noon every Sunday and starting this Sunday, an extra hour from 4 to 5 is offered on KUAC2. We experimented with several different shows in the 4 o’clock hour but none of the shows are producing a weekly series to fill an entire year.

KUAC2 is produced using a high level of automation to reduce the hours spent by staff to keep the content fresh, and we also strive to keep listeners engaged with the programing. Balancing the two goals has led us to increase the hours of Xponential Radio on Sundays by one hour.

On KUAC3, KUAC will be making a change to ensure the weekly automation runs more seamlessly. Pipedreams moves up to the 4 to 6pm spot and trades places with Sunday Baroque, which will now air from 6 to 10pm.

KUAC2 and KUAC3 are additional services that are available many ways for listeners. Try the NPR app on your mobile device to stream all three KUAC stations. HD receivers are available for your home and vehicle to listen to KUAC over the digital airwaves.

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful community for making the final regatta one for the history books!

A big THANK YOU to our wonderful community for making the final regatta one for the history books!Stay tuned for a full recap with pictures of the antics, the vessels and prize winners!

Sunday evening schedule change for KUAC FM programming

KUAC FM programmingAll your quality locally produced programming is in one block on Sunday evenings:

– 6 p.m. Postcards
– 7 p.m. Funk Roots
– 9 p.m. The Gospel Hour
– 10 p.m. Nightlight

Hearts of Space can be heard starting at midnight on KUAC FM.

Budget Cuts affect KUAC Programming: Reminder

Budget Cuts affect KUAC Programming: ReminderLike other state agencies and university departments, KUAC is to make cuts in FY16 due to reduced revenue. Following are the currently known funding reductions:

– A more than $56,000 reduction in direct state funding due to cuts to public broadcasting. That amounts to about 23 percent of direct state funding to the station.

– A reduction of about $134,000 in university funding to KUAC, due to reductions in state funding to the university.

Those reductions leave KUAC starting the next fiscal year with a deficit of more than $190,000. When combined with last year’s reduction of $170,000, that’s a total of more than $360,000 in revenue reductions over the course of two fiscal years.

KUAC investigated many options and made several budget adjustments and reductions following the FY15 budget cuts. Despite increases in our fundraising revenue, KUAC is again faced with making tough decisions with regard to operations and staffing so that it can minimize the impact to viewers and listeners. Effective July 1, 2015, KUAC will terminate its APRN membership and no longer air APRN (Alaska Public Radio Network) programming.

For more information visit the KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A page HERE

KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids Club

KUAC Kids & KUAC Kids ClubDo you know any KUAC Kids? Maybe you were a KUAC Kid once? KUAC has one place to go for all the fun, games, videos and educational resources public broadcasting can bring!

Visit or look for the Kids tab at the top of to learn about PBS Parents, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids/PBS Kids Go!, and the PBS Kids Super Vison app. While there, check out the new and fun way to support children’s programming on KUAC, the KUAC Kids Club! Questions? Call 474-7279.

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood!An amazing and inspiring time was had by more than 500 attendees at Saturday’s “Be My Neighbor Day” event featuring Daniel Tiger himself! Young fans and their families met Daniel, participated in crafts, ate cupcakes, and most importantly, learned about different ways to be a good neighbor in our community! Check out our photo album HERE for pictures from the big day—and get ready to be inspired!

Special thanks to our host, The Fairbanks Community Food Bank, activity partners Calypso Farm & Ecology Center, Fairbanks Senior Center/Meals on Wheels, Midnight Sun Council BSA, and Interior Alaska Green Star. Thank you to More than Just Cupcakes for the snacks and for the photos!

The 2015 KUAC Spring Fundraiser is a Wrap!

The 2015 KUAC Spring Fundraiser is a Wrap!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.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, available for streaming at

Cancer: The Emperor of All MaladiesDid 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.