Wow. 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!
The New Boom: NPR’s Millennials Series on Morning Edition & All Things Considered, Weekdays on KUAC FM
Have you heard about the “M” word? By 2030, the generation known as Millennials — people who are now between the ages of 18 and 33 — will outnumber Baby Boomers. Currently there are just as many Millennials as Boomers, and they’re making some huge changes in our economy, communication tools, culture and politics. Listen for this special series through the month as Morning Edition and All Things Considered explore the Millennials’ influence at present and in the future in a multi-platform series directed by the youngest people on NPR’s staff. Tune in weekdays from 5 to 8 am and 4 to 6 pm on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
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 Landing, River City Café & Espresso, Sam’s Club, Sourdough Fuel & Food Marts, UAF Catering Services. Thank you all!
After decades of decline and the loss of millions of jobs — many of them well-paid, specialized vocations that fueled post-War and Cold War housing booms, and educated generations of young people — a new kind of American manufacturing has emerged. It’s leaner, meaner and putting into practice what economists are saying is the recipe for industrial resurgence: use technology to control costs and boost production, rely on risk-taking investors to back the boldest ideas, and, yes, employ fewer workers — but arm them with better education and modern skill sets. Listen for this special series over the next month as Morning Edition explores the new American manufacturing landscape. Tune in weekday mornings from 5 to 8 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employ over 50% of all people working in this country. Today’s media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. START UP explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them. Tune in Saturday nights at 8:30, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
The kids will love kicking off the newest season of Electronic Field Trip by learning about THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. What we think of as the modern global economy is actually centuries old! Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, as she boards ships using international trade routes to make her way home from England to the American colonies. Along the way, discover the inner workings of the 18th-century mercantile system. Tune in Tuesday morning at 9 then again monthly on 11/6, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12 & 4/16 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
In its thirteenth year on air, From the Top on NPR, hosted by Christopher O’Riley, is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio and is heralded as “contemporary culture’s feel-good success story,” (San Francisco Chronicle). As the preeminent showcase for young musicians, From the Top shines a light on diverse young people ages 8 to 18 by sharing their stories and performances, providing scholarships, and engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts, live concerts and outreach events across the country. Tune in Sundays at 11 am on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.