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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.

Bears People Parks 4:18:94

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:

Gordy’s Nobody 4’12”    Audio is 4 min 12 sec

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.

Cheez Whizz-Sri Lanka Car Commercial from 8-29-99 show    Audio is 2 minutes

 

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.

 

20090309-HalloweenRobbery

 

 

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)

Farmer Al’s Back Forty-Life on the Funny Farm

 

 

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

2008 local news stories-read by Kathleen

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

JKloss retrospective 3-7-99

More anniversary audio next week!

KTNA anniversary audio-from 1996: Upriver Art News and the Dart Report

Monday, March 4, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio broadcast during the past two decades. Here’s a production from early 1996, former Talkeetna resident Laura Ulvestad’s Upriver Art News…was Denali Drama’s Steel Magnolias really that long ago?

 

Upriver Art News 2-23-96

 

Next, a highlight from the world of dart tournaments in the northern Susitna Valley, when Nancy Trump won her second state women’s championship in the dart game of cricket. Here’s Murray Nash’s Dart Report from February 1996:

 

Dart Report 2-1996-Nancy Trump’s championship

KTNA anniversary audio-Granny’s Radio Recipes fundraiser

Friday, February 22, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley by bringing you audio from the past two decades. Today, some fun from a Granny’s Radio Recipes membership drive, when Nina asks Emmila to sing a song on the air. You’ll hear host Emmila Spires, of course, and Trisha Costello, Mike Lindgren, Pam Robinson, and Ed O’Connor. It’s a broadcast from the little log cabin, but the date is unknown…Audio runs about 7 minutes.

Granny’s Radio Recipes M’ship Drive for retrospective

 

 

KTNA 20th anniversary audio-a retrospective from February 1999

Friday, February 15, 2013

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley. Throughout the year, we’re airing audio pieces which have been broadcast during the past two decades. The pieces air on Fridays at 12:30. Today we hear many voices from KTNA in February 1999. Jim Kloss produced a weekly retrospective track which pulled audio clips from our local news, talk, and music shows. How many voices do you recognize? Audio runs 5:54

 

JKloss retrospectivefromFeb1999