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KUAC Launches Weekday Newscast on KUAC FM at 5:45 p.m.

KUAC Launches Weekday Newscast on KUAC FMKUAC and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner are teaming up to bring listeners an evening newscast each weekday beginning Monday, October 5 at 5:45.  Hosted by the News-Miner’s Tom Hewitt, this five minute program will include stories and reports from KUAC, News-Miner reporters, and public broadcasting stations around the state.

Tom Hewitt is an editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Born and raised in Fairbanks, he received his journalism education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Before working at the News-Miner, he was the government and politics reporter for Interior CBS television affiliate KXD – News 13.

Tune in weekdays at 5:45 p.m. to KUAC FM, KUAC HD, KUAC online and KUAC TV 9.5.

Support KUAC through Fred Meyer Rewards

Support KUAC through Fred Meyer RewardsJoin the nearly 60 other households and share some love with KUAC (84486) with this great program from Fred Meyer! Just sign in to your Fred Meyer account and update your account settings. If you don’t have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card account, sign up today and make your purchases go further by supporting your favorite public broadcasting station, KUAC. You won’t lose your own rewards points or coupons, you just make them bigger!

Since joining the program in spring 2014, KUAC has received more than $2,800 in support from the Community Rewards Program.

Go to this link: http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and enter KUAC’s NPO# 84486.

Red Green Launches KUAC’s Farewell Red Green Regatta

Red Green Launches KUAC's Farewell Red Green RegattaAt the sound of a starter pistol fired by UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers at 11 am on Sunday, July 26th, 2015, some 79 vessels launched from Graehl Park for KUAC’s Farewell Red Green Regatta!

Red Green himself made a special appearance to help officially retire the event, and he told us, “More than 100 stations have broadcast the Red Green Show, but no station engaged their community quite like KUAC.”

Congratulations to the winners, and our heartfelt thanks to the Fairbanks community for making the Red Green Regatta such a resounding success – 19 years for this flotilla of fun! Click here to read more

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