Transmitter Update

The parts to repair the KTNA transmitter to full power arrived yesterday and we’re waiting for an engineer from Anchorage to come up. There are only a few radio engineers in the state and they are helping multiple stations around the state this week, so KTNA may remain on low power transmission through the weekend….

Tips for Healthy Living, 11-17-17

This week Holly Stinson’s guest is Anita Golton. Anita discusses some tips for eating healthy during the winter and the holiday season. Learn about seasonal eating, veggies you can sneak into your soups, spicing up your food and more.

Transmitter down

UPDATE:  This afternoon, the engineers were able to get us back on-air.  We are currently transmitting at low power.  Once parts arrive for the transmitter, we plan to be back to full power.   Original post: We continue to have trouble with the transmitter and will be off air on 88.9 FM until another transmitter is…

StarDate Susitna, 11-12-17

In this StarDate Susitna, Kathleen Fleming talks about astronomical events coming up this week including meteor showers, planet conjunctions and the moon’s social schedule. Also, an interview with Kelly Thomas about her special eclipse viewing experiences.

Congratulations to Phillip Manning for winning a Goldie Award from the Alaska Broadcasters Association for Best News Feature for this May 12th story about the Upper Susitna Food Pantry.

The Upper Susitna Food Pantry, with locations in Talkeetna and Trapper Creek, provides food assistance to hundreds of Susitna Valley residents. While many volunteers work together to help in that process, there is one person without whom the pantry could not function as it does. KTNA’s Phillip Manning spent a day with her, and has…

Talkeetna Fire Department to begin work on pre-fire plans

Beginning this winter, the Talkeetna Fire Department plans to conduct walkthroughs with businesses who would like to develop a pre-fire plan. The plan would include information such as the location of utility shutoffs, fuel storage, and, in the case of lodgings, where people might be sleeping in the event of a fire. Chief Eric Chappel…

Local schools honor veterans with joint assembly

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA The Talkeetna Elementary School joined Susitna Valley Junior/ Senior High School for another heart warming Veterans Day Assembly on Wednesday.  The Wasilla High School Air Force Junior ROTC opened up the program with a Color Presentation that displayed their pride of wearing military uniform. Although students of both schools say…

Su Valley Volleyball focus on Senior Night this week

by:  Katie Writer – KTNA   Su Valley Volleyball Coach, Chad Valentine has been juggling schedules, travel plans and tournament logistics as much as his team has been on a winning streak this season.  KTNA’s Katie Writer spoke with Coach Valentine about this season’s results, some of the players as well as what lies ahead…

StarDate Susitna, 11-5-17

On this StarDate Susitna, Kathleen Fleming talks about some special star activity to look for in the night sky and the course of Asteroid 7 Iris. The 3 lower images show the asteroid’s location relative to the constellation Aries for the dates November 6,10, and 14 respectively. The images are from heavens-above.com.