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.
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!
KUAC is excited to announce the approach of a major fundraising milestone–$1,000,000 in gifts to the Art Buswell Society since its inception in 2005. We are within $8,000 of this momentous achievement and invite you to join us in the celebration and in helping us reach this goal! Click here for more information about the Art Buswell Society. To make a gift of support to KUAC, visit our Giving Page today.
Hearing Double? You bet! KUAC has been pleased to assist KRFF, the new Athabascan Fiddler’s Association owned radio station at 89.1 FM as they get their operations off the ground. KRFF’s broadcast mission will focus on Interior Alaska Native issues.
Over the past few months you may have thought you were hearing double and that’s because KRFF has been rebroadcasting KUAC’s FM signal on the weekends. We’re excited to announce that KRFF will be receiving and installing the final pieces of equipment over the next week so that they can begin broadcasting programming from Native Voice One.
It may be or have been confusing for some KUAC listeners if they scan/seek KUAC 89.9 FM and land on 89.1. We apologize for the confusion and certainly appreciate your patience as we assist and welcome our neighbors down the dial.