Deserted Island Archive

Shannon Haugland’s Island has no monkey business

ShannieShannon Haugland arrived in 1990 to work at The Sitka Daily Sentinel and has lived here ever since. She enjoys movies, old jazz and and her family of friends here in town. Shannon was our guest castaway on Friday, January 14th and brought the ten songs that she would choose to have if stranded on an island, perhaps forever. She would also choose crepes as her one dessert since the island is, after all deserted. Shannon's ten songs, a recording of the show and a link to her crepe recipe are below.

Deserted Island dead(a)head

1526563_10100119851818298_2086391105_aYou may have seen Dan Gunn behind the counter at the Hames Center working as an Americorp Volunteer for the last six months. But you may not know that Dan is a deadhead and while he's never seen The Grateful Dead perform live (owing to the fact that he was eight years old when Jerry Garcia passed away) he grew up listening to bootleg tapes and the music stirs his soul. Dan was the castaway on Deserted Island on the 24th of January, 2014. Here is a recording of the show, his list of 10 songs he would choose to have while stranded, perhaps forever, and the one dessert he would have with him, since it is after all a deserted island.

A tapity tap island

DSC02453Cheryl Vastola didn't hesitate when asked what kind of island she had washed up on..."sandy with a flat rock right by the water." We found out later that rock was the perfect place to practice her tap dancing. Cheryl was the castaway on Friday, January 17th. Here is a recording of the program, her list of 10 songs and the dessert she would bring with her, because it is after all a deserted island!

Kathy Hope Erickson photographs elusive Deserted Island!

Desserts to the westKathy Hope Erickson was the guest Castaway on Deserted Island on Friday, January 7th, 2013. Lo and Behold Kathy actually took a picture of her dessert on her island! She also selected ten songs she would choose to have with her, if stranded, perhaps forever. She also chose pear pie with streusel top as her favorite dessert. Kathy remembers her early years in Sitka, lip syncing as The Supremes (see below) and traveling across the country on the program. Below you can hear the show, see Kathy's list of ten songs and link to a pear pie recipe.

A founder’s island

Stef@Brat1Stef Steffen helped found Raven Radio and this year stepped down from the Board of Directors after more than 30 years. From hosting Good Day and Jazz shows, to leading the efforts of two renovations, Stef's energy and commitment to community radio are part of the heartbeat of this station. Stef was the guest "castaway" on Friday, December 27th, bringing his list of ten songs that he would choose to have if stranded, perhaps forever on an island. He would also bring a well-frosted carrot cake. Here is a recording of the show which includes lots of early Raven Radio memories, Stef's list of songs and a link to his dessert of choice. Enjoy!

Floate is beached!~

madeltonJamal Floate was the guest castaway on Deserted Island with Ken and Rachel on Friday, November 8th. Jamal's island is populated by monkeys, birds, cats and all variety of creatures. His music selection is diverse as well. Check it out below, along with a recording of the program and a link to a recipe for his favorite dessert strawberry pie with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

East meets west on Susan Chartier’s Island

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Susan with her dad Harry, host of Raven Radio’s “Comin’ Up Country” for many years…and of course Luna and Spike!

Susan Chartier joined Rachel and Ken as the Castaway on Friday, September 6th, 2013 on a Deserted Island edition of … more

Nicholas Galanin’s eclelctic island

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Nicholas Galanin is a musician, carver, film maker, sculpter, impressario, record label founder, cordwainer and much more. He chose ten songs he would like to have on a deserted island if stranded, perhaps forever. We talked with Nicholas, aka Silver … more

Sitka’s Cookie Queen

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Tracy Turner makes a great cookie…and as it turns out, a great list of songs to have on a deserted island if stranded, perhaps forever. She selected some songs to remind her of family, others to dance around and clean … more

Jason Marsalis: Island with a beat

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Jason Marsalis was in Sitka for Sitka’s Native Jazz Workshop and the CD release party for the Native Jazz Quartet. While in town, Jason agreed to be our guest castaway and selected ten songs he would choose to have on … more