Program Director Max Kritzer led four tours for Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool students visiting Raven Radio this week. They peeked inside the air room, listened to vinyl records, and gazed upwards at satellite dishes. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)

Thirty preschool students bundled up for a wintery walk to their community radio station this week.

Students at Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool visit Raven Radio every year as part of “Communications Week,” which also includes a visit to the Sitka Sentinel, producing a school newspaper, and mailing Valentine’s Day cards home using from the local post office. This year, the students – aged three to five – will also design their own VHF radios on wood blocks to learn abour maritime communication.

“It’s a part of our community here,” said teacher Toni Olson. “Raven Radio is one example of how we communicate with each other: through Muskeg Messages, through music and news. It’s important to know how to communicate out there, good or bad,” Olson added.

Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool students visited Raven Radio while volunteer Jasmine Shaw hosted Transglobal Express. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)