Thanks for coming out to the Poster Signing!

Thanks for coming out to the Poster Signing!KUAC appreciates everyone who visited artist Kes Woodward and us Saturday at Well Street Art Co. It was heartwarming to see so many posters flying out the door. Feel free to order your copy of “Daybreak” now. Simply call 474-7491 or click here and make a $50 donation. You can pick up your poster or we’ll mail it to you. Thanks to Kes Woodward for letting us use this amazing image of light through the boreal forest as our 2017 poster.

Thanks for coming out to the Poster Signing!

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Pamm Zierfuss-Hubbard is the recipient of the 2017 Spirit of KUAC award for being an outstanding KUAC volunteer

Pamm Zierfuss-Hubbard, left, and Kerynn Fisher ham it up with KUAC FM News Reporter Dan Bross during a fundraising event in the studo. Pamm has been named the 2017 Spirit of KUAC award recipient.

Pamm Zierfuss-Hubbard, left, and Kerynn Fisher ham it up with KUAC FM News Reporter Dan Bross during a fundraising event in the studo. Pamm has been named the 2017 Spirit of KUAC award recipient.

Her first autumn in Fairbanks, Pamm was listening to KUAC while showering and heard her boss mention her name, asking her to call in a pledge. “It’s the craziest thing to hear your boss on the radio challenging listeners to donate but immediately when I got out of the shower, I called in my first donation,” Pamm said. “When I’m on the air for the fund drives, I always say ‘I know you’re in the shower! Get out and call KUAC.'”

“Pamm sees the challenges KUAC has faced and she always steps up to ease our burden,” said Gretchen Gordon, KUAC’s assistant general manager.

“She is a huge advocate for KUAC,” Gordon said. “She walks the walk and talks the talk. Her commitment to KUAC is phenomenal. She’s taken that next step.”

Hailing from Sacramento, Pamm came north in 2006 to work for UAF’s athletic program. Like so many Alaskans, she only intended to stay for a year or so and is still here. She is nowUAF’s dining services contract manager. “One of my favorite things about my job is that no day is ever the same and I feel like the work that I do directly assists in enhancing the student experience,” she said.

Pamm is the chair of KUAC’s Community Advisory Council and volunteers on air for FM programming. Past volunteer work includes Girl Scouts, Arctic Winter Games and the Fairbanks North Star Borough Planning Commission.

Pamm and her husband, Nathan Zierfuss-Hubbard, generously support public broadcasting. “KUAC has the unique ability to keep us informed of what’s happening locally and nationally,” she said.

Her days begin and end with KUAC. “We listen to Morning Edition while getting ready for work and on the drive into work,” she said. “At the office, I switch to KUAC2 and listen to XPoNential Radio and World Café most of the day. The drive home gets me All Things Considered, Alaska News Nightly, Marketplace and more World Café. KUAC TV has some amazing programs in Globe Trekker, Lidia’s Kitchen, Austin City Limits and Rick Steves. My favorite thing about KUAC TV and FM is the variety of music and programming available any time of the day.”

She hopes KUAC can continue to expand its programming with interesting, relevant and educational programs. “To accomplish this, the funding levels need to increase,” Pamm said. “The Interior community members continue to give money because they understand the valuable service KUAC TV and FM provide but it would be nice for our state officials to ensure funding is provided at the necessary level as well.”

Pamm and her husband love to travel; they visit Maui every year and Pamm uses House Hunters International to plot adventures. She also enjoys wine tasting and sports.

“Receiving the Spirit of KUAC award is the most humbling recognition I’ve ever received,” Pamm said. “I volunteer my time, energy and money to KUAC because it’s nice to give back to an organization where your work can make an immediate impact.”

Daybreak is Kes Woodward’s Epiphany Painting

Daybreak is Kes Woodward’s Epiphany PaintingThe 2017 KUAC poster is Kes Woodward’s epiphany painting. “Daybreak” captures the low, wane winter sun bursting through the forest. “It’s a metaphor for beauty, wonder, God, enlightenment and joy,” Kes said. He is beyond thrilled to be KUAC’s poster artist. “What public broadcasting does is irreplaceable,” he said.

Think you are supporting KUAC with your Fred Meyer Community Rewards? You might not be!

Think you are supporting KUAC with your Fred Meyer Community Rewards?  You might not be!Last July, Fred Meyer implemented a re-enrollment policy for the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Every year, before the end of June, participants must re-link their account to KUAC keep those rewards coming to our way. We’d love for you to double check your account to ensure rewards are benefiting KUAC, and if you haven’t enrolled, please take this opportunity to do so! You can add to your support of KUAC every time you go shopping at Fred Meyer and that means thousands of dollars a year to benefit your public broadcasting station! Don’t let another day pass before checking your account and re-linking it to KUAC #84486! Click here for more information.

Living On Earth moves to Sundays at 6 a.m. on KUAC FM and noon on KUAC HD2

Living On EarthThis feature program is finding a weekly home on KUAC. No longer preempted by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board meeting every other week, listeners have two opportunities to enjoy Living on Earth. Beginning February 5th, wake up early, grab your cup of coffee or tea, and keep your finger on the pulse of the issues affecting the planet we call home. Tune in early Sunday mornings at 6 on KUAC FM, or tune in later in the day at noon to KUAC2 (KUAC TV 9.6 or stream at to hear this environmental news and information program.

Support KUAC by sharing your Permanent Fund Dividend

Support KUAC by sharing your Permanent Fund DividendWhen you sit down to apply for the 2017 PFD, tap into Pick.Click.Give and maximize your donation to KUAC. By choosing to give $500 of your PFD to the University of Alaska through Pick.Click.Give, the money can be routed to KUAC. Simply call 474-1891 or email to inform us of your gift. Thank you! Remember when you donate through PCG the state enters you in a drawing to double your PFD…10 lucky winners per year.

KUAC Welcomes Bob Fischer

KUAC Welcomes Bob FischerFor Bob Fischer, the new host for Afternoon Concert on Mondays, volunteering for KUAC is a huge part of his life and passion. Several years ago, when Bob found a need for widening the Baroque classical music library, he purchased and donated CDs. After recently retiring from a 50-year career with the National Weather Service, Bob will have more time to give to KUAC listeners. For decades, Bob has hosted Music of the Golden Ages which airs on the non-school board Meeting Tuesdays at 7 p.m. He will continue to produce this show for KUAC. You can hear Bob Fischer as the newest regular Afternoon Concert host Mondays 1-3 p.m. “KUAC is proud to have wonderful volunteers and thankful to folks like Bob who give their time and extensive musical knowledge to enrich our listening experience,” said Lori Neufeld, KUAC FM volunteer coordinator and music director.

Alaska Economics Report to Air Weekdays at Noon on KUAC FM

KUAC is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with APRN to bring Interior Alaska a program focusing on the economic forces at work in our state. Tune in weekdays at noon for the Alaska Economics Report to keep abreast of current and future economic trends and business events affecting Alaska’s economy on KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.5.