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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Fish Lake morning

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Posts from the 'KTNA Specials' category

KTNA Spring Membership Drive April 9th-16th

Friday, April 7, 2017



Join KTNA for special programming during our Spring Membership Drive April 9th-16th.  Tune it at 88.9FM or online at ktna.org.

Our supporters help sustain KTNA and the services that we are able to provide to the Upper Susitna Valley and beyond.  Become a member or renew your membership today!  Call 733-1700 or CLICK HERE

Considering becoming a sustaining member.  It’s easy!  You won’t need to think about renewing every year and you remain in control and can change it anytime.  Even $8.89 per month adds up to provide a dependable ongoing source of funding for KTNA.  Each time you listen, you can be proud knowing that you help support local news, music shows, and national programming year around.  CLICK HERE or call 733-1700 to get more information on how to set up sustaining payments through Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union or Wells Fargo.

Special Programming

Friday, April 14th

9:00am – Classical Music brought to you by Trisha Costello & Guest

1:00pm – Patchwork Hour with Holly Stinson & Guest Grete Perkins

2:00pm – special Friday edition of Sounds of the South with Nancy Crowden

7:00pm – 2-hour edition of And Another Thing with special guest Jimmy Sandy

9:00pm – Randy Cummins and special guest Bill Was bring you Friday Night Classic Rock

Hear some of the reasons that people support KTNA.

Just a small reflection of what makes up KTNA!

Remembering Elinore Ebling

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Elinore Ebling with Sarah Kehoe, one of her many friends in the community.

Elinore Ebling with Sarah Kehoe, one of her many friends in the community.


Longtime Talkeetna resident Elinore Ebling passed away last weekend. A faithful KTNA supporter, Elinore also graced our airwaves. The audio segments below are taken from our “Nuggets” program.







The first one is from one of Holly Stinson’s “Neighbor Nuggets”, in 2007, when she talked with several residents in the Question Lake area. Holly included part of the cut “Eblings’ Waltz”, that musician Larry Zarella, another neighborhood resident, wrote for Ace and Elinore Ebling.

The following is from a 2010 Valentine’s Day Nugget, hosted by Colleen Love, in which Laura Wright talked to Elinore about how she met her husband (man of many names), the many places they lived, and what makes a good marriage.



Michael Vaughan Remembrance

Monday, February 20, 2017

Recently, KTNA learned of the passing of Michael Vaughan.  Vaughan played a vital role in getting KTNA on the air, and served as the in-house engineer for many years.  To honor his memory, KTNA’s Phillip Manning spoke with some of the people who worked alongside Michael Vaughan during his time at the station.



KTNA Decadent Dessert Auction

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thank you to all of our bakers, auctioneers, bidders, and food donors for helping make this Decadent Dessert Auction a success!  The auction raised over $1100 for KTNA as well as $175 worth of food gift cards and over 30 pounds of food donations for the Upper Susitna Food Pantry.  We would also like to thank Cubby’s Marketplace and Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union for partnering together to provide the gift cards.

Happy Birthday KTNA!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday KTNA!  January 17, 1993 was KTNA’s first day on the air.  Join us for a KTNA open house birthday party from 11:00am-4:00pm  on Tuesday, January 17th.  Stop by for a piece of cake provided by Cubby’s Marketplace.


Arctic Entries in Talkeetna, February 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Arctic Entries is a live storytelling event that its Anchorage organizers brought to Talkeetna. This is the first of a series of three that are planned for this year, sponsored by the Talkeetna Historical Society. You’ll hear stories by Rollie Ostermick, Jack McDonald, Steve Durr, Jodie Rodwell, Rose Jenne, Johnny Baker, and Don Lee.

Here’s the first half:

And the second half, with about fifteen minutes of local music at the end:


My Dad’s Wedding, by Mackrey Geiger

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The Media Skills class at Su Valley Junior-Senior High School produced podcasts which they uploaded to SoundCloud. Here, Mackrey describes a “true Alaskan wedding”, complete with a film crew.  This is the last of the series.

Moose Club at Su Valley, by Stashia Leonard

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Media Skills class at Su Valley Junior-Senior High School produced podcasts which they uploaded to SoundCloud. KTNA airs one each Tuesday at 12:30.  Here, Stashia talks to a couple students and the teacher involved in a unique program that teaches young people the skill of butchering a moose.

The Ranger’s Apprentice Books, by Allen Eveland

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Media Skills class at Su Valley Junior-Senior High School produced podcasts which they uploaded to SoundCloud. KTNA airs one each Tuesday at 12:30. Here, Allen talks to an adult fan of a popular series of fantasy books.
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