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

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!

Thank You to Our KUAC Fall Fundraiser Food Donors!

Thank You to Our KUAC Fall Fundraiser Food Donors!Our annual Fall Fundraiser would be nowhere near such a success without the generous donations from all of our food and beverage donors! Please help us thank the following companies: Alaska Coffee Roasting Company, Bobby’s Downtown, The Cookie Jar, Coldstone Creamery, The Donut Shoppe, The Double Eagle, Fairbanks Bottled Water Company, Fairbanks Distributors, Fred Meyer, Great Harvest Bread Company, Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream, Lane’s Quickie Tacos, LUNCH, LuLu’s Bread & Bagels, Odom Corporation, Pagoda, Pike’s LandingRiver City Café & Espresso, Sam’s Club, Sourdough Fuel & Food Marts, UAF Catering Services. Thank you all!

Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, Friday nights & Sunday mornings on KUAC TV

Consuelo Mack WealthTrackCONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK is devoted to providing trustworthy, understandable advice about how to build and protect wealth over the long-term. One of the most experienced business journalists in television, Consuelo Mack consistently attracts experts at the highest levels, bringing the best minds in the business to explore building and protecting long-term wealth. Wide-ranging topics — including green investing, alternative energy, and insurance — cover all the investments viewers care about: stocks, bonds, real estate, art and collectibles. Every episode ends with a personal finance Action Point to help viewers manage their financial lives. Tune in Friday nights at 8 (except 9/26 at 9:30) and Sunday mornings at 11:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

KUAC Fall Fundraiser Phone Bank Individual Scheduling

KUAC Fall FundraiserAttention KUAC volunteers! We are still scheduling individual volunteers for the upcoming 2014 KUAC Fall Fundraiser running October 11-19.  If you or you and a friend would like to answer phones while having a really great time, please consider booking a block of time! A few group blocks are still available as well.

Visit and look for the Fall Fundraiser button to access VolunteerSpot for scheduling. We ask that individuals limit themselves to two shifts during the fundraiser. Have questions? Email or call 474-1890. Thank you!