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!

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:

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:

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.