Meet Greta Mart, KCAW's summer news intern from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism! Greta is thrilled to be back in Alaska for another summer of learning and nature loving. Exactly 20 years ago, as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Greta interned for a summer with Alaska State Parks.
Friday, May 16, 2014, was Emily Forman's last day on the job as KCAW's Post-Graduate Fellow in Community Journalism (aka "Winter Fellow"). Over the past nine months she's reported on just about everything that makes Sitka the interesting community it is: the subsistence herring harvest, locally-sourced school lunches, the Orthodox Church, to name just a few. And it's not just us she's impressed. Emily is spending her last week in town developing her story on birds and airport safety into a feature for National Public Radio's All Things Considered.
KCAW's Robert Woolsey and Emily Forman captured first place for Raven Radio in the Corporate Division of the 30th Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon on Saturday (5-17-14). JHT veteran Woolsey, team captain and lead strategist, anchored the bicycle leg, and opted to put Forman, a 28-year-old former collegiate swimmer in the pool and on the running course. The tactic worked: KCAW's main rivals all fled the division leaving the Ravens a clear path to the championship.
Raven Radio's Community Calendar has a couple improvements! You can now see what is happening in other Southeast communities at the click of a button on the Community Calendar page of our website. Also, to make things easier for our on-air announcers, one-time events are now listed in orange and recurring events in blue. As always, please submit event announcements at least two weeks in advance and allow 3-5 days for posting. Remember to check the calendar before scheduling your event to prevent conflicts!~
Raven Radio aired The Greater Sitka Arts Council's version of Wait Wait on May 10th. The show includes some special quiz show contestants, as well as the funny and talented panelists, the official judge and score-keeper, Owen Fulton, and of course the beloved host, Ed Ronco. If you missed the live show or the broadcast, you can hear it in its entirety here! (Photo by Bobbi Jordan)
Our 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!
Seaman Lindy and Chief Alan from Air Station Sitka guest host on The Speaking Tube and take us on a swing journey. Listen to their favorite songs to swing to, songs you wouldn't expect to swing to and learn about their love of the pretzel. Oh yeah, they both have thrown a telephone pole in the Highland Games as well. Listen to the full show here!
As seen in our sign on poster designed by Sitka artist Vern Culp, Raven Radio turns 32 years old today. Technically, KCAW went on the air with a limited broadcast schedule at an earlier date, but March 6th is the "official" birthday of Raven Radio. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ongoing success of our community station since our sign on in 1982 and the years before~!