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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 kuac.org 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 emilyb.kuac@alaska.edu or call 474-1890. Thank you!

KUAC FY15 Budget Update

KUAC FY15 Budget UpdateThe budget situation at KUAC has been resolved for this fiscal year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). This was accomplished by one full time position being laid off, the previously mentioned Development position going to half time, and two positions becoming vacant with a mandatory 90 day hold imposed by the University.

There will be no programming changes in the future barring additional budget cuts. APRN programming will no longer be impacted by the budget gap.

Despite this, KUAC needs your support now more than ever. Please consider giving a gift today to help ensure KUAC’s programming in the future HERE.

Stay up to date on KUAC Budget Cuts here: www.kuac.org/budgetcuts

APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC Temporarily

APRN Programming to Continue on KUAC TemporarilyIn 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

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now Available

KUAC Budget Cuts Q & A Now AvailableDue 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.

2014 PBS Online Film Festival

2014 PBS Online Film FestivalThis summer, 25 films guaranteed to amaze, move and excite you, have been competing in the PBS Online Film Festival. KUAC has been featuring many of them on its Facebook and Twitter feeds over the summer. Ranging in length from three to 20 minutes, and co-curated by PBS, Independent Lens, and POV, this collection of stories appeals to a wide array of diverse and social audiences. Voting ended yesterday. Now is the time to go see the winners and settle in for some incredible entries from all across the country HERE.

2014 Red Green Regatta Wrap-Up

2014 Red Green Regatta Wrap-UpAs anyone who was there knows, this year’s KUAC Red Green Regatta will go down in history as the Regatta that did not launch! High water river conditions forced a “safety first” grounding of the annual flotilla-of-fun. But those floats and spectators that did come out were not disappointed by the ingenuity, spirit, and of course duct tape. Special thanks to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made it all possible! See all the photos and award winners HERE.

We need your help! We have plenty of the now collectable 2014 RGR shirts available here at the station because of the “grounded” Regatta. Give us a call at 474-7491 to reserve yours today or visit HERE. See you next year, on the water!

FM Public Service Announcements for Community Events & TV Regional Calendar Requests

Are you a nonprofit organization?Are you a nonprofit organization? Do you have an upcoming community event that you would like promoted on KUAC FM & TV? Our PSA/Regional Calendar program is here to help, simply visit kuac.org/contactus and submit your information using the form. KUAC welcomes news about local arts, public service, and more. Questions? Call 474-7491.

New Programs Coming to KUAC2 HD Radio!

New Programs Coming to KUAC2 HD Radio!Did you know KUAC has been programming and broadcasting 3 HD stations for over a year? KUAC FM/HD is the traditional KUAC FM broadcast. KUAC2 is an HD channel featuring contemporary music and information programs. KUAC3 is an HD channel featuring extended hours of classical music, BBC News and information programs.

As Wits moves into the Saturday morning schedule on KUAC FM, it is being replaced with Live Wire! a weekly one-hour variety show with a modern twist. Live Wire! will air at noon on Saturdays on KUAC2. More about Live Wire! here. Additionally, NPR is ending production of Tell Me More. KUAC will replace Tell Me More on KUAC2 with As it Happens, Monday-Friday 11 p.m.-12 a.m. More information about As it Happens available here.

Also on KUAC2, an hour of XPonential Radio from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. will be replaced with To the Point. If you are an avid KUAC2 listener, you’ll remember that The Story with Dick Gordon was retired by APM (American Public Media) last October. This program was replaced with XPonential Radio until a suitable replacement could be found. We believe we’ve found a fantastic new program that will entertain and inform listeners. More information about To the Point can be found here.

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions regarding these changes please visit HERE.