In cooperation with American Graduate Day 2014 on September 27, KUAC is excited to highlight a few local community leaders making significant, scalable changes that are preparing students for success. Fairbanks’ Local Champions are role models in this community and are leading by example. KUAC is honored to help bring these “Champions” to American Graduate Day: Greg Hill, Yatibaey Evans, Bernard Gatewood, and Julie Wild-Curry. Look for their stories on KUAC TV and learn more about American Graduate Day and view the local champion’s videos HERE.
Brought to KUAC by WXPN, WORLD CAFE is known for its interviews and performances with today’s essential and emerging artists. Hosted and produced by David Dye in Philadelphia for over 20 years, an eclectic mix of blues, rock, and world, to folk, and alternative country is served up multiple times a week to KUAC listeners. WORLD CAFE keeps you in touch with new music from around the world and is just one of the many weekly programs available on KUAC 89.9 FM. Tune in Mon/Wed/Fri evenings at 7 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
New half-hour animated series SPACE RACERS focuses on the adventures of five spaceships – Eagle, Robyn, Hawk, Starling and Raven – each with unique abilities and skills that help them explore the Solar System and accomplish scientific missions. These characters, along with their fellow cadets and teachers at the Stardust Space Academy, comprise a super elite space-bound task force known as the Space Racers. SPACE RACERS introduces preschoolers to meaningful science and technology concepts from the early childhood STEM curriculum. From investigating asteroids to applying scientific teamwork to discovering the effects of the moon’s gravitational pull, the stories tap into children’s curiosity and excitement about space and discovery. Tune in Saturday mornings at 7:30 thru February on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Brought to KUAC by PRX, Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science that started as a radio show in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, it has grown into much more: production of award-winning digital videos and publishing of original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people and is just one of the many weekly programs available on KUAC 89.9 FM. Tune in Friday mornings at 10 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
CURIOSITY QUEST is an upbeat family program that explores what kids are curious about. In each episode, host Joel Greene, takes viewers on an unscripted hands-on exploration to answer letters of curiosity. CURIOSITY QUEST provides entertaining and educational programming for the entire family to enjoy. Tune in Sunday mornings at 9 thru 10/19 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
In 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
Due 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.