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.
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.