While originally from the small upstate town of Queensbury, New York, I've called Alaska "home" for the past four years. I moved in 2012 to pursue a Master's in Northern Studies from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It was there, both inside and outside the classroom that I fell in love with the state's humbling landscapes, rich culture, and deep-rooted subsistence traditions. After completing my degree, I combined my thesis research on the Bering Strait region and love of radio and volunteered for a year as a reporter for KNOM Radio Mission in Nome. I'm thrilled to continue reporting now for KCAW and look forward calling Sitka "home." When I'm not out reporting, you'll likely be able to find me hiking, fishing, berry-picking, or trying to convince someone to take me hunting.
Emily will be with Raven Radio through May of next year.
Raven Radio’s Alaska Airlines Raffle is going on now. This is your opportunity to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with no blackout dates. Tickets are $10 and available weekdays at the station, at the Sitka Farmers Market September 3rd and 10th, and occasionally at Sea Mart. Outside of Sitka? Give us a call at (907) 747-5877. The drawing will be on air Friday, October 21. Thank you to Alaska Airlines for donating the tickets for this station fundraiser, all proceeds benefit Raven Radio.
Raven Radio would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Only Fools Run at Midnight! There were about 200 Fools running, walking and rolling through Sitka Saturday night and it was a super success! Click on photo to see list of winners.
Raven Radio would like to thank everyone who joined us on our annual Summer Solstice Cruise. We had a great time listening to Beatles tunes (and more!) thanks to Slacktide, enjoyed a delicious BBQ thanks to New Creations Mobile Bistro, … more
Burt Augst, the longtime Raven Radio supporter and host of "Lullabies, Legends & Lies" passed away December 5th. Burt and Steve Will often bantered as Burt's show ended and Steve's "Air Traffic Control with Xeno" began. Former Program Director Jake Schumacher said today, "Somewhere Burt and Xeno are making great radio together." Burt also played the role of Barney Watt, owner of Esmeralda the Bear, in the locally produced radio theater series "Haven Bay." Burt stayed in touch and supported Raven Radio since 1989, when he and his wife moved to Nashville. He last visited Sitka in 2012, during Raven Radio's 30th anniversary celebrations. You can read Burt's obituary here.