Monthly Archives: September 2013

Horse racing, fishing, and other labors of love

Marjorie Sa'adah A writer working on a non-fiction book about horse racing is spending 8 weeks in Sitka doing research. Marjorie Gellhorn Sa’adah is the Island Institute's first Rasmuson Artist-in-Residence. Her book At Home in the Going documents the lives of the itinerant workers who care for race tracks. She stopped by KCAW and talked with Robert Woolsey about what she’s learned in Sitka to help her with her story.

SEARHC turns medevacs over to private company

A Guardian Flight turboprop prepares to take off from Skagway's airport in June. The company is taking over all medevacs for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. (Image courtesy Guardian Flight Facebook page)Guardian Flight takes over all SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium medevacs on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Assembly forum recap: Candidates look for fresh ideas

Assembly_Forum_200Sitka voters will select two new Assembly members on October 1st. Late last week, the three people who want those jobs made their pitch to the public. Aaron Swanson, Ben Miyasato, and Steven Eisenbeisz took questions during KCAW’s live on-air forum Thursday night (9-26-13). They heard from a wide range of callers, including skeptical voters and one woman who identified herself as “Granny Goose.”

Mollie & Kitty consider potatoes & apples

Hosts Mollie Kabler and Kitty LaBounty look at garden clean up, composting, potatoes, and apples in a mini version of The Garden Show.

Mon Sep 30, 2013

KCAW assembly candidate forum recap. Ballot Prop 1 has not been controversial, but not everyone agrees extending the 1-percent seasonal sales tax is a good idea. David Wilcox, Sitka High boys win 3A regional Cross Country title.

Good Old Boys

Good Old BoysA blast from the past~! Here's a promotional picture of Raven Radio's country and bluegrass hosts from the mid-80's featuring Hank Nelson, Richard Williams and Paul Clements a.k.a. Pablo. Hank sent this photo recently with a note to "KCAW - The bright and sunny side of your radio dial." Keep the sun shining on your community station with your contribution! We are just over $16,000 and need your help to reach our $55,000 goal!

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

School board candidates field your questions during on-air forum. No commercial red or blue king crab fishery in SE this year. Hoonah man recovering from bear mauling.

Ballot prop extends tax, moves school debt under one roof

School board member Tim Fulton says the Pacific High remodel is the last of the district's big capital projects for now. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The decision to extend the seasonal one-percent sales tax increase for two additional years to pay down school bonds has NOT been very controversial compared to many propositions put before Sitka voters recently. But there are mixed opinions about the issue.

XCountry champ!

David_Wilcox_250Sitka High Boys extended their dominance in Cross Country by winning the Regional 1A/2A/3A Meet Saturday morning (9-28-13) in Sitka. Freshman David Wilcox broke the tape in 17:37 for the 5K event, helping his team to an overall first in the meet. Mt. Edgecumbe, Wrangell, and Skagway rounded out the field. Click through for complete results.

edit 019Twilight maintenance on Raven Radio's broadcast antenna back in 2006. While radio is indeed magical, our signal does rely on many electronic nuts and bolts. Your donation makes you an owner of Raven Radio. Thank you for helping to maintain this excellent radio station.