Monthly Archives: March 2014

Let’s get lost!

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Our One Day Drive is Friday, April 4th and will culminate with live music at the Cable House! Regal Cheese from 7-8 and The Lost Boys from 8-10pm. We’ll be broadcasting the performances live so you  can come down, or … more

Jazz in the sun~

jazz 006Jazz live on Raven Radio this Friday afternoon. Mike and Iko Sullivan are playing saxophone and piano with Peter Apathy on bass! Tune in now, or later on stream it "On Demand" by clicking on Straight No Chaser on the online program schedule.

Have an idea for improving the community? SpeakUp Sitka!

Municipal clerk Colleen Ingman, and her deputy, Sara Peterson, discuss their new online initiative for community idea-sharing, SpeakUp Sitka! available on the city's website.

Fri Mar 28, 2014

No fishing yesterday in Sitka Sac Roe fishery; an opener today should wrap things up. Thursday's Tsunami Warning Test a little too real? Rioux to Chamber: Good relationships are the best advertising. Charter catch-sharing plan (GAF) with commercial harvest to go into effect this summer.

We’re waitin’ on you!

The Beach Boys might have recorded 'Cannery Girl' if only the awesome Ray Troll had not gotten there first. Art this amazing doesn't happen by chance; neither does good community radio. Your support will keep us dancing! Yes you can, can, can contribute now to Raven Radio's Spring Online Drive.

Rioux: Good relationships are the best advertising

SCVB director Tonia Rioux. She said that Sitkans rolled out a "not just a red carpet -- but a magic carpet -- for last October's travel industry convention. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)The Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau still relies on ad placements to attract visitors to the community, but it’s also receiving more and more referrals through social media. SCVB director Tonia Rioux told the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that Facebook was now her third largest source for inquiries about the community. There are over 13,000 people following and sharing the SCVB’s posts on Facebook -- roughly double the number at the beginning of 2013.

Tsunami warning test too real?

Thursday morning’s (3-27-14) live test of the state’s Tsunami Warning System went pretty well -- except many people didn’t realize it was a test. Most of us are accustomed to hearing the words “This is a test” with the routine monthly broadcasts. This message however, was triggered using so-called “live codes” which broadcast a different message.

Radio Celebration Week!

RCW_webOur volunteers are cooking up some great radio for the week leading up to our One-Day Spring Drive. Starting this Friday, you can hear live music, special themes and all-around great radio! You can find the full schedule of shows for Radio Celebration Week here! And don't forget, if you missed a show, you can hear it on demand through our Program Schedule!

March for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

From left: Mt. Edgecumbe High School senior Kayleen Teeluk, Sitka High School sophomore Mackenzie Whitson, and Mt. Edgecumbe juniors Mikaela Hunter and Reba Dundas led the 2014 Choose Respect march down Lincoln Street in Sitka. (KCAW Photo/Rachel Waldholz)Students from Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka High Schools joined community members, Sitka's domestic violence task force, and a contingent of State Troopers, among others, as they marched through downtown on Thursday (3-27-14), as part of the 5th annual "Choose Respect" rally to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Sitkans remember Alaska’s 1964 earthquake

Sitka resident Larry Calvin was working at the pulp mill during the 1964 earthquake. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)Today marks the 50th anniversary of Alaska’s Good Friday Earthquake. The largest impact was felt at the epicenter, but 600 miles away in Sitka it still made a mark. Here are three short stories from people who were living in Sitka in 1964.