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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.

Thanksgiving 96-J. Eurich (used for Anniv Audio 2013)

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.

Nuggets Holly Wallonas

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.

A Sense of Place-Tuesdays with Dale 10-26-2003 13 min 40 sec

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:

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

The Mystery Chicks:

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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!