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Raven Radio turns 30!

The voice of Program Director Marika Partridge brought Raven Radio alive on February 19th, 1982 several weeks before the scheduled March 6th sign on. Find out the what caused the early sign on and other lore, this Sunday, February 19th at 4pm as the first General Manager Rich McClear and Board Member Kermit Whittemore join Marika for an hour long program that tells the tale leading up to Raven Radio’s first flight. If you can’t catch it live, we’ll post it here on our website next week. Click “Continue” for a link to ¬†an audio clip of the sign on.

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Denied promotion, Leone thanks rescuers and moves on

Lt. Lance Leone, right, hugs Darryl Penn, a La Push resident who helped rescue him from a helicopter crash. Leone visited La Push at the fourth anniversary of the July 7, 2010 crash. (Photo: Ed Ronco/KPLU)
On July 7, 2014, KCAW News broadcast a special report from the Center for Investigative Reporting on the aftermath of the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017, and its impact on the culture of accountability in the Coast Guard. On the same day, the co-pilot and lone survivor, Lt. Lance Leone, revisited the crash site to talk with the Quileute Tribe fishermen who pulled him from the ocean. Former KCAW reporter Ed Ronco accompanied Leone on his return to La Push, Washington -- his last as an officer in the Coast Guard. more

Fiber optic cable suspected in communication outage

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Mother Nature rattled Northern Southeast this morning (7-25-14) with and magnitude 5.9 earthquake and several dozen aftershocks. The quake appeared to have damaged internet and cell service to thousands of Southeast residents. Service providers suspect damage to an underwater fiber-optic cable, but the cable's owner, Alaska Communications Systems, has not released any information. more