Raven Radio would like to thank Allen Marine for donating the vessel and crew for our Blues Cruise, Stereo North for giving us the boomboxes for our parade crew, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Harry's Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Sitka Sound Seafoods for donating root beer float fixin's and ice to keep them cool. Business support is critical to our success. Thanks also to everyone that helped out with our 30th Anniversary Celebrations; bringing food to the potluck, playing music or just coming by for a root beer float! Thank You!
What a pleasure it was to visit with Marika Partridge, Raven Radio founder and first Program Director. She started planning for Raven Radio's 30th Anniversary celebrations last summer with a phone call to the station..."What are we planning?" and helped lead preparations through the year, right up to the festivities. Marika and her wonderful family pitched in wherever needed and lifted the spirits of all those around them. Thank you for your time, energy, talents and excellent radio! Click "more" to listen to Marika's "birds" radio show.
Here are the first batch of photos from Raven Radio's 30th Anniversary over the 4th of July Holiday. Thanks to all who helped make the celebrations a success! Remember that you can click on the slide show, then look in the upper left corner to make it full screen. Also, below is a recording of Afropop Worldwide's Sean Barlow on the air with Lily Herwald discussing (and playing) some of Sean's early productions.
Raven Radio's 30th Anniversary Celebrations began with an interactive radio hoohaa called "Hello Central" hosted by John Straley and Steve Langhorst. We'll be posting many pictures and sounds from the week, but we'll start with the complete (almost) recording of "Hello Central" posted in two parts below as well as the slideshow above featuring images from the Raven Radio's first 30 years...thanks Megan Pasternak for compiling it!
Raven Radio celebrates thirty years on the air this weekend, with festivities running from Saturday through the Independence Day holiday (Jun 29 - Jul 4). Dancing, food, music, and community will be major themes of the event -- just as they were a major part of the station's founding. According to these people, though, the party never stopped!
Mollie's practicing for the parade, but she can't do it alone! Join us at the lineup on July 4 in your Raven finest, or e-mail Mollie at mollie (at) coastalaska (dot) org for more information!
Raven Radio's 30th anniversary celebration is right around the corner. Click on the image for a full listing of events and, more importantly, join us! We're YOUR radio station, so we want you at the party!
Raven 30th Anniversary Schedule
Sat. June 30th – Wed. July 4th, Tickets for the Cruise and Banquet available at Old Harbor Books.
Saturday June, 30th – “Hello Central” Open House at the Cable House 4-8pm. John Straley and Steve Langhorst … more
If you are traveling to Sitka for Raven Radio's 30th Anniversary Celebration, now is your time to get tickets for the Blues Cruise and Raven Radio Banquet. Tickets for the Blues Cruise on Monday, July 2 are $50 per person and tickets for the banquet Tuesday, July 3 are $40 per person. This is a special offering for our out of town guest only at this time. Please contact Amy at 907-747-5877 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets. Tickets will go on sale in town Friday, June 8 at Old Harbor Books.
There's not much more we can tell you about this picture than you can figure out for yourself. (Isn't that Marika Partridge out front in the Ramones t-shirt?) KCAW's Precision Boombox Drill Team was a high concept for its time, circa 1982. The station broadcast the music, and the team members marched (after tirelessly rehearsing the precision choreography). If you've ever wished that Raven Radio would revive this tradition, your wish will come true on July 4, 2012. Call Mollie at 907-747-5877 for details.