KTNA Anniversary Audio–This I Believe, by Daryl Miller

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we’ve aired during the past two decades. This week, a commentary by former National Park Service South District Ranger and Talkeetna resident Daryl Miller, on humility and wilderness. 12-13DarrylMillerThisIBelieve

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Auctioned off to the highest bidder

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. We share the past with you through this archived audio. This week, a first-hand account of what it is like to be a member of the Talkeetna Bachelor Society, auctioned off before a rowdy crowd…

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Bald Mt. Rescue Attempted by Dog Team

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio we broadcast during the past two decades. This week, a news story from the first days in December 2009. Former KTNA news producer Diana Haecker relates the story of an attempted rescue of a stranded family by dogsled which had serious…

KTNA anniversary audio-Thanksgiving stories and the slaughter of a turkey

This week, an unusual audio creation that Johanna Eurich produced for Thanksgiving Day 1996. You’ll hear Thanksgiving stories by Trapper Creek and Talkeetna residents interspersed with audio of the preparation for slaughter of a locally grown turkey, its execution, and the scalding and plucking of the carcass. Thanksgiving 96-J. Eurich (used for Anniv Audio 2013)

KTNA anniversary audio–an interview with the Wallonas

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we broadcast during the past two decades. This week, a Nugget from 2009. Host Holly Stinson interviews Phil and Judy Wallona, lifelong Alaskans born in Dillingham, who have lived in Talkeetna (for most of each year) from 1973 to present.  …

KTNA anniversary audio–A Sense of Place–Tuesdays with Dale

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week, audio from October of 2003. Grete Perkins, host of A Sense of Place, remembers her friend in Trapper Creek, Dale Saunders, who left the Saunders’ Field Bird Sanctuary as his legacy. He died…

Anniversary audio–flooding in 2012

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades.  Here’s a  look back at the flooding of this area in September of 2012. A clip from NPR top of the hour news: NPR-Nettleton092212s1 And a story of one family’s experience in East Talkeetna: 20121002Tollefsen…

KTNA anniversary audio–Upriver Jam selections

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio we broadcast during the past two decades.  This week, a few recordings from Upriver Jam. Upriver Jam was the name of KTNA’s annual fundraising concert, which focused on local talent. The first concert was organized to help get KTNA on the…

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Seasonal Celebrations

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week, part of a Seasonal Celebrations program. Host Pam Robinson has been gathering seasonally-appropriate prose, poetry and music for Seasonal Celebrations since 1997. The programs, an hour and a half long, air on Sunday…