KUAC Programming Information


Alaska News Nightly Returns to KUAC FM
Riverwalk Jazz Ceases Production, KUAC FM replaces with World Café

Beginning Monday, February 8, KUAC FM will implement two changes in its Monday and Tuesday night line-up. Riverwalk Jazz will be replaced with a second hour of World Café from 8-9 p.m. and Marian McPartland Piano Jazz will move to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. See revised KUAC FM & HD grid.

1. Why are you making this change now?

  • As of the new year, Riverwalk Jazz ceased production. KUAC airs this program on Tuesday evenings at 9 p.m. after the School Board Meeting. There is no new content for Riverwalk Jazz and no encore productions are available for stations.

2. Aren’t there any other jazz programs available to stations?

  • We have looked into the jazz programs available to stations and currently there is not a program similar to the quality, style, length and cost of Riverwalk Jazz.

3. Didn’t Marian McPartland pass away recently?

  • Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz is still available to stations (although Marian passed away a couple of years ago) and is currently producing encore programs from their vast archives.  Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz is a good lead-in to our Tuesday night locally-produced Jazz ‘Round Midnight.

4. So, there will be 5 hours of World Café during the week on KUAC?

  • Yes, KUAC will increase World Café on Monday nights to the full two-hours available beginning Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. and lead into Beale St. Caravan. Both of these programs sound good preceding our locally- produced Blues ‘Round Midnight. Therefore, with two hours of World Café on Monday, along with one hour of World Café on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and two hours on Friday starting at 7 p.m., KUAC listeners will now have an opportunity to hear 5 hours of World Café each week.

KUAC and Alaska Public Media (Alaska Public Radio Network’s parent company) have reached an agreement to bring back Alaska News Nightly, temporarily, after ongoing negotiations. Alaska news is important to Alaskans, and we are glad to offer this service as long as it is available and affordable.

Additional budget cuts this fiscal year will continue to affect KUAC and most other state services. We are grateful for the sustaining support of our listeners and viewers that have allowed us to offer high quality programming as we have grappled with more than $360,000 in cuts during the last two fiscal years. We are pleased that Alaska Public Media could come to terms to provide what we believe is a very important service to our listeners.