Station Highlights

Christmas cheer (and a nice plant)

IMG_0109-1Our friend Gerry Fleming dropped off his Christmas cactus today -- a loan, he said, to brighten up the place. Maybe the only thing more cheerful than the plant is Gerry himself.

He ought to be in pictures!

IMG_6541-2The Weather Channel's hit series Coast Guard Alaska was in Sitka again this week to film an episode on the dramatic rescue of the crew of the fishing vessel Kaitlin Rae, which sank off Cape Edgecumbe on September 7, 2012. The boat's skipper, Stonie "Mac" Huffman, drifted ten miles in his survival suit before being picked up; 19-year-old crewman Ryan Harris drifted overnight in a fish tote. The show's producers called the station an asked us to help re-create local media during the event. We did not have to twist Ed's arm to put him in front of the camera. Before coming to Sitka, he hosted his newspaper's webcast.

KCAW News wins 3 Goldie awards

rsz_goldie2012 summer intern Rachel Waldholz and staff reporter Ed Ronco won awards for stories they produced earlier this year.

The mugs are here!

2012 mugThe Raven Radio 30th Anniversary mugs have arrived. If you live in Sitka and are on the list from the Fall Drive feel free to stop by the station weekdays to pick up your mug. If you live outside of Sitka and selected a mug as your thank you gift we will mail one to you. Thank you for your patience!

Welcome Rebecca!

Program Coordinator, Rebecca LaGuire

Meet Raven Radio’s new Program Coordinator, Rebecca LaGuire. Rebecca is the daughter of Michael and Jackie LaGuire, was raised in Sitka and attended both Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka High School. She began volunteering at Raven Radio through the “Gender Equity … more

Thank you, Rachel!

IMG_0191-1KCAW bid farewell this weekend to Rachel Waldholz, our summer intern from the University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. Click through to hear some of Rachel's work.

JoJo’s revealed

JoJo-1KCAW'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.

Mind-blowing salmonberry pie

Salmonberries_smA 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!"

Now for veggies: Another “Garden Show” Top Ten

alaska_broccol_smMollie 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.

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!