– 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
Visit www.kuac.org/kuackids or look for the Kids tab at the top of kuac.org 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.
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 FairbanksAlaska.com for the photos!
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.
Did 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.
What an amazing and inspiring event! KUAC celebrated the over 4000 volunteer hours given this past year in great form. Live music from Swing Dogs, ice cream from Hot Licks and an well-deserved presentation of the Spirit of KUAC award to longtime FM volunteer Steve Hormann. Read all about the event and see photos HERE. Thank you again volunteers!
Visit the story wall associated with Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, and read, listen, and watch stories of others across the world whose lives have been impacted by cancer HERE. Then, think about how this disease has impacted your life. Want to share that story? Now is your chance! Stay engaged with KUAC, the upcoming film series, and this outreach initiative at kuac.org/cancerfilm.
Join KUAC and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital as we explore cancer with discussions, screenings, radio stories and a place for you to share a story of your own, all leading up to the premiere of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, March 30, 31, & April 1 on KUAC TV. Visit kuac.org/cancerfilm to learn more about this Ken Burns produced series which “matches the epic scale of the disease, reshaping the way the public sees cancer and stripping away some of the fear and misunderstanding that has long surrounded it.”
Join KUAC for an early sneak-peek from the series and a discussion on cancer March 24th, at 5:30 pm in the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital McGown Room.
Share your story or the story of a loved one on the project’s story wall HERE.
If you would like to have KUAC FM or TV share your story, or if your organization would like to be involved in this effort please email Emily at email@example.com.