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Support KUAC with Pick.Click.Give.

Support KUAC with Pick.Click.Give.If you would like to maximize a contribution from your PFD through Pick.Click.Give., you can designate that your donation support KUAC…IF you make a generous gift of $500 or more to the University of Alaska. Matching funds are again available from ExxonMobil. Learn how you can leverage your Pick.Click.Give. contribution in support of KUAC by calling 474-1891 or send an email to giving-KUAC@alaska.edu. Thank you!

KUAC 2015 Poster Artist is Jennifer Moss with “Caribou Night”

KUAC 2015 Poster Artist is Jennifer Moss with “Caribou Night”KUAC is pleased to announce that after submissions from over 40 Alaskan artists, three finalists, and nearly 750 public online votes, Jennifer Moss’s “Caribou Night” will become the 2015 KUAC poster.

Mark your calendars to meet Jennifer and have your own poster signed at KUAC’s spring fundraiser and poster signing, Saturday, March 7th at Well Street Art Gallery from noon to 4 pm.

Jennifer’s original art piece is gouache and graphite on Yupo paper. She is “…deeply inspired by the long dark winters in Alaska, as they provide a blank canvas for the imagination where anything can lurk.  Color in this landscape, although subtle, is alive and takes on great importance, an invigorating reminder of the immediacy of living.” Congratulations Jennifer!

What did you think? New Changes on KUAC FM, KUAC 2 and KUAC3 Weekends

New Changes on KUAC FM, KUAC 2 and KUAC3We strive to engage our listeners with quality programming that fits our listeners’ lifestyles and tastes. At times, there is a need to alter the programming schedule to meet these goals. You should have noticed changes to our Saturday and Sunday morning schedules this past weekend. Visit our FM Change page HERE for all the details as well as frequently asked questions. Miss the first episode of The Splendid Table? Listen to it HERE!

Help Bring Free FM Radio to All Smartphones

Help Bring Free FM Radio to All SmartphonesDid you know that your smartphone has an FM radio receiver built in? Request that your wireless carrier unlock the FM chip on your smartphone. Unlocking the FM chip provides constant access to FREE FM radio like KUAC, and provides helpful information during times of emergency when data networks are unavailable. Proving that no matter where you are, FM radio is there when you need it. Also, an active FM tuner on your smartphone reduces the amount of data used each month and saves you valuable battery life. Click HERE to learn how you can take action now!

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!

Mt. McKinley from Peters Creek, AlaskaGet ready for the holidays with the 2014 premiere of a limited edition print to benefit KUAC. Sydney Laurence’s “Mt. McKinley from Peters Creek, Alaska”, from the collection of Rex Fisher, is portrayed with grandeur in a 20” x 16” archival print.

Only 200 of these prints have been made, and are available for KUAC supporters at the level of $275 or more. To make a gift of support this holiday season please visit our Give Now page or call 907-474-7279.

Hands On Crafts for Kids, Sundays at 9:30 am on KUAC TV

Hands On Crafts for KidsHands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun craft projects and ideas for kids 7-12 plus parents, teachers, grandparents and group leaders.   Want to make crafting a part of everyday life?  Projects are perfect for crafting at home, in the classroom, after school programs and even home schooling, and of course just to have fun! Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

KUAC FM Clock Change Info

KUAC FM Clock ChangeDid you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show’s stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

This fall NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that’s important to their audiences.

So how will you notice the changes? Starting today, November 17, you’re likely to hear slight changes during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. In both program clocks, music breaks are longer, giving KUAC more opportunities to share details on upcoming stories while still having time to insert our local material. Regular Morning Edition features like StoryCorps and the sports commentaries by Frank DeFord will continue, though you may hear them in different parts of the program.

We’re sharing feedback with NPR about these changes as they roll out. If you have questions or comments, please send them to us at comments-kuac@alaska.edu.

It’s A Wrap for KUAC’s 2014 Fall Fundraiser

It’s A Wrap for KUAC’s 2014 Fall FundraiserWow. Just wow. KUAC listeners and viewers raised over $465,000, setting an unbelievable new record of over $83,000 more than 2013! Thank you to all our supporters who called in their pledges, went online to donate, or walked in their sustaining gifts. Thank you to our tireless phone bank and on-air volunteers (all 600 of you!), and thank you to each and every food & beverage donor who fed those 600, plus KUAC staff, for 9 straight days. Forgot to pledge? Click HERE to support your public broadcasting station now! Keep reading for an in-depth wrap up with final numbers, highlights, photos and more—we can’t wait to share everything with you!