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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.

 

Traveling with Hens 7-1-2001

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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Kid Tales, Wind in the Willows2

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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Esther 2nd half

KTNA anniversary audio–News from May 1996

Friday, May 24, 2013

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

This is a condensation of some of the news stories in a thick paper folder, many written by other KTNA staff when we were between paid news producers.  May 1996 was a time of rapid change for Talkeetna. Here’s what was going on during that month: (Audio runs 3:37, text follows audio).

May 1996 news

Thirty Talkeetna residents gathered at the Elementary School at the beginning of May 1996 to offer public comment to the Borough Planning Commission, regarding the final draft of the Talkeetna Comprehensive Plan, six long years in the making. (more…)

KTNA anniversary audio 5-17-2013 Mike and Roger’s excellent adventure

Friday, May 17, 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.

This is story meant for young people, written and voiced by former longtime Talkeetna resident Mike Fisher in 2006. Mike was a machinist, a bicycle builder, pilot, and mechanic, to be brief. He passed away in 2009. His story is called Mike and Roger’s Excellent Adventure.

Mike and Roger’s Excellent Adventure

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.

Climbers’ Memorial anniv audio 25 min

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.