Schedule changes for KUAC FM in July
KUAC is pleased to announce a mutually acceptable agreement has been reached with Alaska Public Media that has minimal impact to our budget. This agreement will result in bringing back Alaska Public Media’s Alaska News Nightly, The Alaska Economic Report, and introduce a new, live, call-in health program: Line One: Your Health Connection.
Starting on Monday, July 2, Alaska News Nightly will air weeknights at 6:30 p.m. and The Alaska Economic Report, the 5-minute economic newscast, will air weekdays at noon before PRI’s The World on KUAC FM.
On Tuesdays, Talk of Alaska will return to the KUAC lineup on KUAC2 at 10 a.m. This statewide call-in forum for discussing the issues impacting life, including politics, science, culture and current events, is covered by hosts from the Alaska Public Media news team. Listeners can participate in this weekly, live, call-in program beginning Tuesday, July 3. KUAC2 is accessible via kuac.org and KUAC TV 9.7.
On Wednesdays at 10 a.m., beginning July 11, KUAC FM listeners can tune in to Line One: Your Health Connection, a live, call-in program and join co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton. LCSW and their guests to discuss a variety of health-related topics.
July also brings bittersweet news that Mike Flynn, host of Folk Sampler since the early 80’s, is retiring. Mike has been a good friend to KUAC, KUAC listeners and folk music lovers, everywhere. We encourage you to send your well-wishes to Mike, and as he recommended to faithful listeners at the end of his shows every week, “Go out and hear some live music.” Folk Sampler will no longer be produced for stations after the end of June.
Therefore, on Saturdays, beginning July 7, TED Radio Hour will air at noon. TED Radio Hour moves from 10 a.m. on Wednesdays to make room for Line One and replaces Folk Sampler which is ending production.
On KUAC TV, the travel program, Globe Trekker, is also ending production. A mix of new and encore programming will air in its place.
Q: When is Alaska News Nightly coming back?
A: Beginning Monday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m. on KUAC FM.
Q: Why do I have to stream or tune in to my television to hear Talk of Alaska?
A: KUAC FM’s schedule is full, but offering a statewide call-in program featuring issues significant to the state is important to KUAC. Placing Talk of Alaska on KUAC2 preserves the ability to offer KUAC’s locally produced Northern Soundings: Alaskans in Conversation with Robert Hannon in its home on KUAC FM on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and creates an opportunity for listeners who choose to participate in Talk of Alaska in real time.
Q: Will I be able to call in to Talk of Alaska?
A: Yes, Talk of Alaska will be broadcast live on KUAC2 on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. which can be accessed via kuac.org or on KUAC TV 9.7. Listeners can call 1-800-478-8255 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Why aren’t you scheduling a music program at noon on Saturdays to replace the music program, Folk Sampler?
A: To make room for Line One: Your Health Connection – a live, statewide, call-in program – and maintain a favorite program within its schedule, KUAC found the best strategy was to move the popular program TED Radio Hour to a popular program spot – noon on Saturdays. TED Radio Hour was also deemed to be the best fit for a Saturday audience that tends to have more family listenership. This way, the Saturday entertainment lineup now includes an additional hour to lead into the afternoon of music favorites.
Q: What is Line One about?
A: Line One: Your Health Connection is an Alaska Public Media production which brings co-hosts Dr. Thad Woodard and Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW and their guests together to discuss a variety of health-related topics during this live call-in show airing statewide Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Line One features Alaska physicians and national subject experts from the fields of nutrition, childcare, pharmacology and surgery. Pemberton hosts special shows to address mental health issues. Callers can talk one-on-one with each week’s guests and even participate online. More information can be found here .
Q: Will I be able to call in to Line One outside of Anchorage?
A: Yes, Line One will be broadcast live weekly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and listeners can call 1-888-353-5752 or send email to email@example.com.
Q: How much will this cost KUAC?
A: As noted above, KUAC and Alaska Public Media reached a mutually acceptable agreement that has minimal budget impact to the station.
Q: What’s happening to Globe Trekker?
A: After a 16+ year run on public television stations across the country, Globe Trekker production is ceasing and KUAC will air the last episode on Sunday, July 1. KUAC Television programmers are replacing this beloved program with a variety of offerings from trusted sources of entertaining, inspiring, and educational programming throughout the summer and investigating long-term options for the future.