In honor of our 50th anniversary we're rolling out a brand new podcast. "In Your Ears For 50 Years" is a look back at the history, memories, and moments that made KYUK. Featuring guests like Robert Nick, Peter Twitchell, Rhonda McBride, and many more!
How KYUK Got Started: Part 1
For this first episode we were joined by Robert Nick, who was one of the founding members of KYUK. He worked with Rep. George Hohman to get the funding for the radio station. We also talked with Peter Twitchell, who came to work for KYUK 50 years ago in May 1971.
How KYUK Got Started: Part 2
In the second part of our KYUK origin story, we sat down with Bev Hoffman and John McDonald to talk about their experiences coming to work at KYUK. They touch on what it was like to work at a brand new station, what it was like when television came into the mix, and so much more.
Creating Community Through Radio
Today on "In Your Ears for 50 Years", we sat down with former radio DJs Joe Joe Prince and Rybo Shore, along with Diane McEachren, host of KYUK's flagship show "Talkline". They talked about what it is like to create community through radio.
The Importance Of Bilingual Broadcasting
In this episode of "In Your Ears For 50 Years", we sat down with Cecilia Martz, a former professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus; Trim Nick, a former Yugtun reporter and translator for KYUK; and Julia Jimmie, the current Yup'ik Culture Producer, to talk about the importance of bilingual broadcasting.
Live TV News
In this episode of "In Your Ears For 50 Years," we sat down with four former TV news reporters: Rich Trotto, Rhonda McBride, Adolph Lewis, and Elena Miller Ulroan. We talked about what it was like working in television in rural Alaska, and what it meant for them to work at KYUK.
Ask An Alaskan And Live TV Programming
In this episode of "In Your Ears For 50 Years," we sat down with former KYUK volunteer DJ and game show host, Thom Foote. He recalls what brought him to KYUK, and what it was like hosting Alaska's only "home-grown" game show, "Ask An Alaskan."