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KTNA Anniversary Audio–A New School, and the Solstice Mosquito

Friday, December 20, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week, a story from December 2009 about the big move from the portable classrooms at the Upper Susitna Senior Center into the new Susitna Valley Junior/Senior High School. The old school had burned in a fire during renovation. This story produced by Diana Haecker.

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And, The Solstice Mosquito, poetry for the occasion written and read by local man-of-many-hats, Arthur Mannix.

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KTNA Anniversary Audio–This I Believe, by Daryl Miller

Friday, December 13, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we’ve aired during the past two decades.

This week, a commentary by former National Park Service South District Ranger and Talkeetna resident Daryl Miller, on humility and wilderness.

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KTNA Anniversary Audio–Auctioned off to the highest bidder

Friday, December 6, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. We share the past with you through this archived audio.

This week, a first-hand account of what it is like to be a member of the Talkeetna Bachelor Society, auctioned off before a rowdy crowd of women, and the revelry that follows. KTNA’s news producer Lorien Nettleton recorded this story as a newcomer to town, in 2011. He received an Alaska Press Club award for it:

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KTNA Anniversary Audio–Bald Mt. Rescue Attempted by Dog Team

Friday, November 29, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio we broadcast during the past two decades.

This week, a news story from the first days in December 2009. Former KTNA news producer Diana Haecker relates the story of an attempted rescue of a stranded family by dogsled which had serious consequences for the rescuer.

 

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KTNA anniversary audio-Thanksgiving stories and the slaughter of a turkey

Friday, November 22, 2013

This week, an unusual audio creation that Johanna Eurich produced for Thanksgiving Day 1996. You’ll hear Thanksgiving stories by Trapper Creek and Talkeetna residents interspersed with audio of the preparation for slaughter of a locally grown turkey, its execution, and the scalding and plucking of the carcass.

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KTNA anniversary audio–an interview with the Wallonas

Friday, November 1, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we broadcast during the past two decades.

This week, a Nugget from 2009. Host Holly Stinson interviews Phil and Judy Wallona, lifelong Alaskans born in Dillingham, who have lived in Talkeetna (for most of each year) from 1973 to present.   A Bristol Bay fisherman with several other careers, Phil Wallona tells some good stories.

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KTNA anniversary audio–A Sense of Place–Tuesdays with Dale

Monday, October 14, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades.

This week, audio from October of 2003. Grete Perkins, host of A Sense of Place, remembers her friend in Trapper Creek, Dale Saunders, who left the Saunders’ Field Bird Sanctuary as his legacy. He died earlier that year.

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Anniversary audio–flooding in 2012

Friday, October 4, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades.  Here’s a  look back at the flooding of this area in September of 2012.

A clip from NPR top of the hour news:

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And a story of one family’s experience in East Talkeetna:

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That was audio from September of 2012, when high water in area rivers and creeks wreaked havoc in area communities.

KTNA anniversary audio–Upriver Jam selections

Friday, September 27, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio we broadcast during the past two decades.  This week, a few recordings from Upriver Jam. Upriver Jam was the name of KTNA’s annual fundraising concert, which focused on local talent. The first concert was organized to help get KTNA on the air, in the early nineties.  Here are a very few of the local groups who performed onstage over the many years the concert was held.

The Murray Nash Jazz Trio:

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The Mystery Chicks:

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Talkeetna Travelers:

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Short Term Memory:

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