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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:

Upriver Jam-Murray Nash Jazz Trio (95?)-Bessie’s Blues 3-19

The Mystery Chicks:

Upriver Jam-Mystery Chicks-Respect

Talkeetna Travelers:

Talkeetna Travelers-Whiskey Before Breakfast

Short Term Memory:

Upriver Jam-Short Term Memory-Faith

 

 

 

 

 

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Seasonal Celebrations

Friday, September 20, 2013

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

This week, part of a Seasonal Celebrations program. Host Pam Robinson has been gathering seasonally-appropriate prose, poetry and music for Seasonal Celebrations since 1997. The programs, an hour and a half long, air on Sunday afternoons close to the dates of the Spring and Autumnal Equinoxes, Summer and Winter Solstices, and cross-quarter days, schedules permitting. Here’s Pam, with Kathleen Fleming as studio technician, with 25 minutes of a Fall Equinox program from 2010.

Seasonal Celeb’s 9-2010

KTNA Anniversary Audio-Farmer Al’s Back Forty: Haymaking, Gambling, and the Meaning of Life

Friday, September 13, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week’s audio pick is an Earth and Beyond segment, Farmer Al’s Back Forty, from the year 2000, titled Haymaking, Gambling, and the Meaning of Life.

Farmer Al’s Back Forty–Haymaking, Gambling, and the Meaning of Life 8-6-2000

Alan Kingsbury is (so far) still making hay, and he said the last couple years really illustrate the gamble involved. Though one would think last year’s weather was too wet, he baled lots of hay that season, whereas this season, which one might think was good for growing grass, yielded a poor crop.

Last year, he said he wound up with a lot of bales because he just stuck with it, and took advantage of every bit of weather that allowed him to work. This year, the grass got a late start because of the cold spring, and then the hot, dry midsummer caused the grass to go to seed even though it was only 4 to 6 inches high. The poor hay crop this year affected many farmers across the state.  Will Farmer Al keep on haying? He won’t say!

KTNA Anniversary Audio-the closing of the old Trapper Creek Post Office

Friday, September 6, 2013

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

This week’s audio is  a news story about the end of an era in Trapper Creek, the closing of Mike Carpenter’s Trapper Creek Post Office, from late summer of 1997. KTNA news producer Johanna Eurich had the story:

Trapper Creek Post Office closure-8-1997-J.Eurich

Trapper Creek residents and travelers are still able to experience the ambiance of the old post office by visiting Wal-Mike’s, along the Parks Highway  in Trapper Creek. Mike Carpenter still presides there over his emporium of treasures.

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Patty Larkin: studio interview

Friday, August 30, 2013

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

With several nationally-known bands visiting Talkeetna this August and September, this week we look back to a studio interview with recording artist Patty Larkin, from the fall of 2000, (we believe). During this edited-for-time interview, local musician Esther Golton asked Patty for a demonstration of some of her guitar techniques. The studio session began with a recording from one of her CDs, a song called “The Book I’m Not Reading”.

Patty Larkin interview

KTNA anniversary audio–Richard Nelson interview

Friday, August 16, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. This week’s audio pick is from the summer of 2010. It’s part of an interview with Sitka resident Richard Nelson; writer, naturalist, sound recorder, and host of Encounters, a regular program on KTNA. Mr. Nelson spoke at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, and local resident and naturalist Doug Gualtieri also spoke with him in the KTNA studio.

 

RNelson

 

KTNA anniversary audio–This American Cheese, part 2

Friday, August 9, 2013

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

Here is the conclusion of a two-part series of anniversary audio, produced by the hosts of Cheez Whizzz in the 1990’s.  We’ll hear the final stories of the 1999 program This American Cheese, Deconstructing the American Dream.

Producers were Talkeetna residents Zac Blumner, Stuart Carnegie, Tony Crocetto, Jack Fickel, and Loudon Wilson. This American Cheese won a Goldie Award for Best Comedy Feature in 1999.

ThisAmCheese2ndhalf

KTNA anniversary audio–This American Cheese, part 1

Friday, August 2, 2013

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

Here are the first three stories from the 1999 program This American Cheese, Deconstructing the American Dream: five stories about the search for freedom in America on the brink of the new millennium. This program won a Goldie Award for Best Comedy Feature in 1999.  Producers were Talkeetna residents Zac Blumner, Stuart Carnegie, Tony Crocetto, Jack Fickel, and Loudon Wilson, some of the hosts of  Cheez Whizzz, a regular program of comedy and entertainment on KTNA.  Next week, the rest of This American Cheese. Audio is 18 minutes.

ThisAmCheese1sthalf

 

KTNA anniversary audio–A bog walk

Friday, July 26, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades.  Today, we go on a “bog walk” with Talkeetna resident and Notes on Nature host Deborah Brocke. This Earth and Beyond program aired in 2006. Audio is 9:11.

Bogwalk

Occasional or frequent contributors to KTNA’s Earth and Beyond program are still welcome!