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KTNA On Air Studio, Jan 2013

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Winter Black-capped Chickadee

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Fish Lake morning

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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.

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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.

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

KTNA anniversary audio-Dead bears and birch bark weaving

Friday, July 19, 2013

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

This week, a couple of  stories from from our news department. The first is from July of 2009, a summer when Talkeetna area residents shot a high number of bears in defense of life and property. KTNA news producer Sue Deyoe had this report:

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And, a story from July 2010, when some local residents took a course in birch bark weaving from a visiting silviculturalist.

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Three years later, the craft of birch bark weaving has more followers in the area, and rumor has it that Mr. Zasada will be visiting again soon. Lots more birch-related events this coming weekend at Talkeetna’s first-ever Birch Festival.

KTNA anniversary audio-A Moose Nugget

Friday, July 12, 2013

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

Here’s a “Nugget” from 2007,  the first year that KTNA volunteers produced the weekly program. This Nugget is about Talkeetna’s long-running Moose Dropping Festival, which always happened the second weekend in July. Here’s a look back at the discontinued two-day version of the festival, focusing on the VFW’s moose dropping game of chance. The show was produced and hosted by Charlie Loeb. Audio runs 25 minutes.

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KTNA anniversary audio: From the Deck

Friday, July 5, 2013

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

Today, a file from our Earth and Beyond archives from July 2006, written and produced by Talkeetna resident Ann Yadon. She called her series of Earth and Beyond contributions “Up the Tracks Journal”. Here she describes a favorite spot for summer relaxation. Audio runs about 8 minutes.

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KTNA anniversary audio–Galen Johnston looks back at his record summit climb

Friday, June 21, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. We share the past with you every Friday at 12:35  on 88.9 FM.

Today, a news story from a couple years ago, the tenth anniversary of Galen Johnston’s Denali summit, making him the youngest person to climb Denali at age 11, a record that still stands.  Galen has since had a myriad of outdoor experiences.  In 2011, he spoke with KTNA reporter Sue Deyoe about that climb, and reflected on how it influenced him.  Galen is still adventuring in Alaska.

 

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KTNA anniversary audio–Traveling with Hens

Friday, June 14, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by broadcasting audio heard during the past two decades. We share the past with you every Friday on 88.9 FM at 12:35.

Robin Song’s “Traveling with Hens” is a Natural Observations segment from 2001. Here’s some humorous advice that just everyone needs, and a glimpse into just how much airline travel has changed.

 

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KTNA anniversary audio-Kid Tales, The Wind in the Willows

Friday, June 7, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. We’re share the past on 88.9 FM on Fridays at 12:35 after Writer’s Almanac.

This week’s audio is an excerpt from chapter 2 of the Wind in the Willows, read by Jessica Stevens, and produced by Diane Ziegner. Jessica read this entire classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame on KTNA’s program Kid Tales. It was aired in the spring and summer of 2003. Audio is a half hour long.

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Jessica Stevens died in a car accident in June of 2007.

Special: Singer-songwriter Esther Golton

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Recording artist Esther Golton is back in Alaska for the release of her  Alaska-produced CD, Stay Warm. She joined host Holly Stinson in the KTNA studio for conversation about making music, live music with her dulcimer, and tracks from her new CD.

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