Station Highlights

JoJo’s revealed

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KCAW’s Morning Edition listeners can finally lay one of life’s big mysteries to rest: A Jojo is a giant, baked french fry — not a tater tot. more

Musical Medicine

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Homeskillet Fest artists Medicine to the People performed live on the air during The Root Cellar hosted by Angie. Infectious rhythms and lyrics brought several listeners into the studios. Click more to hear the music. more

Blues before dark

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Bluesmen Jeff Aker, Gary Gouker and Strummin Dog stepped out of Thursday’s sunshine and into our studios to sing the blue sky blues. They will be performing both nights of Homeskillet Fest. Click more to listen to one of the tunes they broadcast live. more

Mind-blowing salmonberry pie

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A little mid-July sunshine is perfect for ripening up this season’s crop of salmonberries. Caitlin Woolsey, daughter of KCAW news director Robert Woolsey, is a self-described berry addict. This is her twist on The Alaska Wild Berry Cookbook’s “Salmonberry Cream Pie.” A recent dinner guest (from a land with no salmonberries) took one bite and said, “This pie is mind-blowing!” more

Fine Music!

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Sitka Fine Arts Camp musicians stopped by Ted Howard’s Good Day Radio Show to preview tunes they will perform at Saturday night’s “afterparty” at 10pm in the Allen Auditorium. Sitka Fine Arts Camp Student Final Performance will be on Friday and Saturday July 13 & 14 from 7pm- 9pm at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Cllick more to hear their live radio performance… more

Now for veggies: Another “Garden Show” Top Ten

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Mollie Kabler and Kitty LaBounty, hosts of KCAW’s Garden Show, did not stop at their favorite blooms. This week, Sitka’s greenest thumbs identified their Top Ten vegetables. Here’s the list. more

Upside-down parakeet loves Raven – and says so!

Mr. Tino may enjoy hanging out upside down, but at least he’s got good taste in radio stations. The talking parakeet lives in the Washington, DC, home of former KCAW program director Marika Partridge, who’s spent the past several months preparing for this summer’s Raven Radio 30th Anniversary Celebration. Follow this link to hear Mr. Tino talk about his favorite station! more

Whereas, Raven Radio rocks!

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The Sitka Assembly recognized Raven Radio’s 30th anniversary this Tuesday (6-26-12) with an official proclamation. The document cites the station’s news services to Sitka and surrounding communities, live assembly broadcasts, and “variety of music styles and entertainment for all Sitkans.” General manager Ken Fate accepted the proclamation on behalf of the station, along with his three predecessors. In his remarks, Fate outlined all that the station has accomplished for Sitka over the past three decades — and all the accomplishments to come! more

Garden Show’s top ten Sitka blooms

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Mollie Kabler and Kitty LaBounty divulged their favorite Sitka flowers on the Garden Show last weekend (6-23-12). True to form, Sitka’s favorite gardening hosts walked into the studio with only the above list — all their commentary was from the hip (and the heart!). In case you missed it, here’s the Garden Show’s top ten. more

KCAW intern sizes up Sitka, local bears

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With a week of training under her belt, KCAW’s graduate news intern Rachel Waldholz is air-ready. Waldholz (who, by the way, pronounces her last name with a “t” sound at the end, “Wald-holts”) just completed her first year at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Before J-school, Waldholz worked at the High Country News on the Western Slope of Colorado, and at the Tremont Tribune in the Bronx. more