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APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC Temporarily

APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC TemporarilyIn the spirit of collaboration, KUAC and Alaska Public Media have reached an understanding that will allow KUAC to continue broadcasting APRN programming for an additional three months past the announced end date of August 31. 

The extension is intended to afford KUAC time to continue discussions with APRN about possible solutions in order to continue broadcasting the statewide news programs.  If a solution can be found, KUAC intends to pay the APRN membership in full. “KUAC values APRN programming and we are very appreciative of the step taken by APRN as we work our way through some very trying times,” said KUAC general manager, Keith Martin. 

Steve Lindbeck, CEO and general manager of Alaska Public Media, parent company of APRN stated, “We understand the difficulties KUAC faces in reconciling tough university budget cuts, and KUAC isn’t the first APRN member station to face a hardship. APRN will suspend KUAC dues payments for three months to give time for other options to be considered.”

KUAC continues to look for long-term solutions that minimize impact to our listeners and viewers as additional budget cuts are anticipated for the next several years.

Stay up to date on KUAC Budget Cuts here: www.kuac.org/budgetcuts

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now Available

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now AvailableDue to unanticipated events, information regarding upcoming budget related issues was released to the public, prematurely. Please visit this LINK for more information regarding KUAC’s budget, proposed cuts and more. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. We thank you for your patience and support.

Playing to Learn Series on Morning Edition & All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM

Playing to Learn SeriesIn a series of stories beginning today, NPR’s Education Team explores the concept of play and how it relates to learning. What is play? How does it help us learn? What kinds of play are most effective? The stories air through August 10 on NPR’s newsmagazines and on the NPR Ed blog. Listen in on Free and Wild Playgrounds, Playing to Win, Science of Play, Grownup Play and more. Tune in weekdays from 5 to 8 am and 4 to 6 pm on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Live Wire!, Saturdays at Noon on KUAC2

Live Wire!KUAC2 now carries Live Wire! A weekly one-hour radio show with a modern twist, airing Saturdays from 12-1 pm. Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It features 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), the show is taped in front of a live audience in Portland, Oregon, and is aired on public radio stations around the country including KUAC. It is just one of the many weekly programs available on KUAC2 online, KUAC HD2 or KUAC TV 9.6.

What exactly is HD Radio? Click here for more information about HD Radio and KUAC.

2014 PBS Online Film Festival

2014 PBS Online Film FestivalThis summer, 25 films guaranteed to amaze, move and excite you, have been competing in the PBS Online Film Festival. KUAC has been featuring many of them on its Facebook and Twitter feeds over the summer. Ranging in length from three to 20 minutes, and co-curated by PBS, Independent Lens, and POV, this collection of stories appeals to a wide array of diverse and social audiences. Voting ended yesterday. Now is the time to go see the winners and settle in for some incredible entries from all across the country HERE.

Twice As Good, Sundays at 9:30 am on KUAC TV

Twice As GoodTwice as Good stars adorable twin sisters Delaney and Hadley as they show kids and parents that cooking with kids is fun. With creative and tasty dishes, the girls show other children how they can cook in their own home (with adult supervision, of course!). Twice as Good also contains colorful pop-ups and recipes on screen to help follow along at home. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9:30 thru 10/26 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Ken Burns’ Mark Twain Encore, Tuesdays at 7 pm on KUAC TV

Ken Burns' Mark TwainCome along as Ken Burns takes you on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days on the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. At the same time, explore the other side of the writer – an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Tune in Tuesday nights at 7 thru 8/5, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.