Please join KUAC in congratulating the FM Newsroom once again. Over the weekend, two awards from the Society for Professional Journalists’ 2013 Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest, were received: first and third place in the Best Sports Reporting Category for coverage of the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and for 2013 Coverage for the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race, respectively. You can find out more about these awards and see other winners across the region here. Over the past year, our reporters have claimed 12 awards for their excellent work. Congratulations Dan Bross, Tim Ellis and Emily Schwing!
Get out your duct tape—now is the time to start planning your vessel for KUAC’s Red Green Regatta! Join us on the water or on the shore on Sunday of Golden Days weekend 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 and look for registration information in early summer. See you on the water!
We want to thank the nearly 20 supporters out there who have linked their Fred Meyer Rewards Card to KUAC! Your support adds up to real dollars and makes a difference at Interior Alaska’s public radio and television station. Did you know you can support KUAC and still get your reward coupons? Not signed up or want to see the FAQ? Go to this link with your rewards card handy and make your “click” of support to KUAC #84486 today!
Both Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards will go on to the national competition next month. The 2013 Iditarod Sled Dog Race coverage won in Best Feature Reporting category while “Spearfishing: A Lesson” won in the Best Feature Reporting Category. See all results here.
At the state level KUAC received: Second Place–Best Sports Reporting, First Place–Best Single Story Reporting. Third Place–Best Environmental Reporting, Second Place–Best Reporting on Health or Science, Third Place–Best Reporting on Government or Politics, Third Place–Best Arts Reporting, and Second Place–Best Comprehensive Coverage. See all results here.
Congratulations Dan Bross, Emily Schwing and Tim Ellis!
Last night at the annual KUAC Volunteer Appreciation event, we were honored to present the 2014 Spirit of KUAC award to the late, great, Pat Cole. Pat was nominated in recognition of exceptional volunteer service to KUAC over three decades. The KUAC community joined all of Fairbanks, and Alaska in the loss of an exceptional man. For more information about the volunteer event and the Spirit of KUAC award, please visit HERE.
Did you know that KUAC.ORG has a fully customizable TV Scheduler for all your KUAC channels? Simply pick your Service Provider (Digital, Dish, GCI, or DirecTV), then edit your settings for channels, full program listings, even reminders! Search for your favorite shows and see what is on all four of KUAC’s TV channels at a glance even on your mobile devices. Click here to start customizing your KUAC TV Schedule today.
Thank you to everyone who joined KUAC as we followed the games, athletes, and cultures of the 2014 Arctic Winter Games here in Fairbanks with our reporter Tim Ellis. For full AWG stories and photos from the games visit our news page here. Special thanks to our coverage sponsors: Kinross Fort Knox and the Alaska Native Language Center!
Have you filed online for your PFD? If YES you can still support KUAC! By designating a gift of $500 or more from your PFD to the University of Alaska it will be matched 100% by ExxonMobil. You may also amend and adjust your ONLINE application’s Pick.Click.Give. contribution through August 31st, 2014.