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.
This 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.
As 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!
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.
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.
Register your vessel and crew now through July 17th ONLINE for $25 here. Then get out your duct tape and start planning your float for KUAC’s 19th Annual Red Green Regatta! Join us on the water or on the shore on July 20th as the “flotilla of fun” takes off from Graehl Park and docks at Pioneer Park. Visit our official 2014 Red Green Regatta webpage (here) for all the info. See you on the water!
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 www.kuac.org, choose the About Us tab and click Contact Us or use this link here. KUAC welcomes news about local arts, public service, and more. Questions? Call 474-7491.