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KTNA anniversary audio–Betty Menard’s mountaineering first

Friday, May 3, 2013

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

This week, one of a series of stories about women on Denali that KTNA news producer Johanna Eurich recorded in 1997. In this segment, Johanna talks to former Trapper Creek resident Betty Menard, who, at 21, became the first Alaska Native woman to climb Denali, earning her a page in mountaineering history.

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Betty Menard now spends most of her time in sunnier climes.

KTNA anniversary audio–Re-visiting Susitna River break-up 2009 and 2010

Friday, April 26, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. On 88.9 FM, we share the past  every Friday at 12:35.

Since we’re reminded of it a lot lately, this week’s anniversary audio is a news story by Sue Deyoe about the Susitna River break-up from early May 2010, where not much happened, but upriver residents contrasted it to break-up 2009, which sounded pretty dramatic.

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KTNA anniversary audio–Nuggets: The Climbers’ Memorial

Friday, April 19, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. We’re sharing the past with you  on 88.9 FM and our stream every Friday at 12:35.

This week, a Nuggets program from 2008, produced and hosted by volunteer Maureen McLaughlin, about the history and relevance of the Climber’s Memorial at the Talkeetna Cemetery. She talks to Brian Okonek and Colby Coombs. Audio is 25 minutes.

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In 2009, four more names were added to the memorial, in 2010, another four; in 2011, nine people lost their lives in the Alaska Range. Ten different nations were represented during those years.

Six more climbers’ names will be added to the wall for 2012 during the ceremony on Saturday April 20th.

 

 

 

 

KTNA anniversary audio-Bears, People and Parks

Friday, April 12, 2013

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

Today, a story about bears, parks, and people from April, 1994, by KTNA’s first news producer, Kathy Sullivan. Big thanks to Milo Matthews, who resurrected this sound from deteriorating tape, on a tired reel-to-reel machine. Audio is 5:42.

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KTNA anniversary audio 4-5-2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

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

This week, some creative audio from volunteers. First, Gordy Vernon, with a segment from a series of his writing that we called “An Alaskan Gone South”, aired in 2008:

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One reel of tape in a box contained the audio of a Cheez Whizzz program from 1999. Back then, a handful of volunteers got together each week for a program of humor and entertainment, a lot of it improvised. Here’s a taste of it….the Sri Lanka car commercial, from Cheez Whizzz.  You’ll hear the voices of Jack Fickel, Chris Houlette, Stuart Carnegie, and Tony Crocetto.

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KTNA anniversary audio–March, 2009–Ash Dump!

Friday, March 29, 2013

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

This week in March 2009, headlines in the state and across the country announced ash was dumped on the Susitna Valley. KTNA’s news producer Sue Deyoe hit the streets of Talkeetna to ask where she might find the dumping of ash,  and then spoke to the Alaska Volcano Observatory to get a better idea of what might occur in the future:

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KTNA anniversary audio–The Halloween robbery

Friday, March 22, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. We share the past with you on 88.9 FM every Friday at 12:35 right after Writer’s Almanac. This week, we hear from Sue Deyoe, news producer at KTNA in 2009, when she voiced a wrap-up story on the “Halloween Robbery” of 2007.

 

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KTNA anniversary audio–Farmer Al’s Back Forty: Life on the Funny Farm

Friday, March 15, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. We share the past with you on 88.9 FM every Friday at 12:35 right after Writer’s Almanac. This week, we hear the creativity of Alan Kingsbury.

Farmer Al’s Back Forty was one of KTNA’s Earth and Beyond programs a dozen years ago. Here is Life on the Funny Farm, Alan Kingsbury’s Goldie Award winning segment from 2001: (Audio runs 7:48)

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KTNA anniversary audio–headlines from 2008, and Jim Kloss’s retrospective from 1999

Friday, March 8, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week, Kathleen Fleming reads this local news story from the end of 2008, highlighting the important headlines from that year. Audio runs 2:52

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That’s what was going on four-plus years ago around here.  Now rewind to the end of the last century for another of Jim Kloss’s retrospectives.  This was produced after the first week of March, 1999. He pulled clips from various programming on KTNA and made a sound collage of it. Audio runs 4:30

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More anniversary audio next week!

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