Spirit of KUAC and THANKS to our Volunteers

Trudy HeffernanKUAC thanked our volunteers during our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event yesterday evening with ice cream, music, special treats and awarded the Spirit of KUAC Award to longtime Banjo Signal host, Trudy Heffernan.

KUAC volunteer Trudy Heffernan is the recipient of the 2016 “Spirit of KUAC” award. Trudy demonstrates commitment to the organization with consistently making new shows even when she knows she will be out of town. She doesn’t rely on the extensive archive of shows she has from making Banjo Signal for years, nay decades. Trudy always comes up with fresh shows. In the past year, she has started to format her shows around a particular band or artist each show. This requires extensive research and pawing through the vast amount of music from disc and digital library in the Heffernan collection. Trudy has passed on her love of public broadcasting. When they were on Alaska Live, Molly her daughter came and sat in on a set with her saxophone. Molly has gone from the baby that was breastfed in the KUAC studio between Banjo Signal mic breaks to playing on air during KUAC fundraisers and hosting her own show at KSUA during semesters at UAF. Here’s an excerpt of the nomination from KUAC listener Ronnie Rosenberg: “I have zero interest in music–really don’t like it and turn the radio off when it comes on. BUT Trudy makes it enjoyable. I never turn off Banjo Signal. And if someone can have that effect on me, I say give her an award!”

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!

KUAC Mini-Spring Fundraiser a Success…all because of YOU!Thanks to hundreds of donors, volunteers on the phones and in the studio, KUAC’s 2nd Annual Mini-Spring Fundraiser was a fabulous success! Thanks to new Sustaining Donors, New Donors and Renewing Donors, KUAC raised $74,000 in support of our public broadcasting mission in Interior Alaska and beyond. Pat yourselves on the back for a job well done and know that we are grateful for your generosity to and confidence in KUAC.

Talk of Alaska, Tuesdays on KUAC FM

Talk of Alaska ReturnsTune in Tuesday mornings at 10 to join statewide discussions on Talk of Alaska on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.

Alaska News Nightly Returns to KUAC FM

Alaska News Nightly Returns to KUAC FMKUAC and Alaska Public Media (APRN’s parent company) have reached an agreement to bring back Alaska News Nightly, temporarily, after ongoing negotiations. Alaska news is important to Alaskans, and we are glad to offer this service as long as it is available and affordable.

Effective this evening, November 2, 2015, KUAC will resume broadcasting Alaska News Nightly at 6 p.m. on KUAC 89.9 FM and KUAC HD. More information and a Q&A can be found here.

KUAC Community’s Support Shines Yet Again!

KUAC Community's Support Shines Yet Again!KUAC’s Fall fundraiser proved once again how incredible our giving community is and how much you depend on the service KUAC provides. We heard from renewing donors, new donors and folks who became sustaining donors! We will have more details to come once the dust clears. So stay tuned for a more comprehensive report, right here!

Thank you for a tremendous 9-days, Fairbanks, Nome, Tok, Eagle, Healy, Nenana, Delta and Bettles – and all points between and afar – you are phenomenal! And we thank you.

Your support is amazing! Thanks to all of you who have called, gone online or walked in your gift to KUAC already this week!

Your support is amazing!We can’t do this without you! If you haven’t made your gift yet, you can call our phone bank at 800.474.5822 or click here to give online. All of the wonderful programming on FM and TV depends on the support of the community and supporters just like YOU!

Now, there’s another way to stretch your support of KUAC!

Now, there’s another way to stretch your support of KUAC!It’s easy, AND you don’t lose any of your personal rewards, coupons or fuel points! It works in conjunction with your Rewards Program and means thousands of dollars a year to KUAC.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Sign In. If you don’t have an online account, then click Register.
  3. Follow instructions on the Register page, link your current Fred Meyer Rewards Card to your online account.
  4. Scroll down to Community Rewards on your account information page.
  5. Click the orange Edit button and Find Your Organization. You can type in KUAC or you can type in 84486.
  6. Choose KUAC.
  7. Click the Enroll button.


Go into Fred Meyer and they can help you sign up right there in the store!

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