Morning host extraordinaire Melissa Marconi-Wentzel returned to the KCAW fold this October, bringing her unique blend of poise and warmth to our early AM weekday sound. Melissa has served both as program director (2007-2008) at Raven Radio, and as reporter (2004-2007), before taking some time to raise her family. Melissa's also wrapping up her degree in Communications at UAS, and plans to make broadcasting her career. "I knew I wanted to come back to Raven Radio," she says. "But when I sat down in that chair (in the air room) I knew that this is who I am." We never had any doubt!
On Wednesday, November 6th we held our second annual on-air membership meeting from 6:30-8:00 pm. By broadcasting the meeting we can reach more members in Sitka, throughout Southeast Alaska and the world. We covered a lot of great things we'd like you to know about. In case you missed it, you can look at the outline of the meeting's topics here... Raven Radio On-Air Annual Meeting Outline 2013
...or you can listen to the meeting itself here!
A HUGE Thank You to everyone who helped us reach our Fall Goal of $55,000! We had a great time during the One-Day Drive, and it's because of members like You that we can continue to do what we do. Thank You!
In all the moves over his 27 year Coast Guard career, Chief Alan Maloney of Air Station Sitka always seemed to find that swing. Listen in to the latest Speaking Tube as Alan shares his swing music, his swing stories … more
Matt, from Air Station Sitka, was in the studio to talk about his Alaskan experience. He reached back to some hits from the 90s and we also got to hear some B sides along the way. It was great to fit him in before he ships off to Washington this fall. Listen to the whole show here:
Our Winter Fellow, Emily Forman has arrived and will be part of the Raven Radio news team through May. Emily grew up in Rhode Island and received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She spent most … more
The Speaking tube is a new show on Tuesday nights, opposite the Assembly meeting. Host, Jessica Gibson is inviting members of the Coast Guard community in to speak with her and share their music and stories. Listen to the first two episodes here!
Raven Radio News Reporter Ed Ronco is moving to Seattle to become Morning Edition producer at KPLU in Seattle. He starts in October. Ed came to KCAW in September, 2009, from Indiana, where he covered business, politics and government at the South Bend Tribune. He's on the job here through the end of the month, but he plans to remain a proud member of Raven Radio for the rest of his life.
Former Mayor and namesake of Sitka’s airport, Rocky Gutierrez discusses his approach to life and politics in this 1984 interview conducted one week after he left the position of City Administrator. If you missed the Sunday broadcast, the half-hour interview … more