KTNA Anniversary Audio-the closing of the old Trapper Creek Post Office

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. This week’s audio is  a news story about the end of an era in Trapper Creek, the closing of Mike Carpenter’s Trapper Creek Post Office, from late summer of 1997. KTNA news producer Johanna Eurich…

KTNA Anniversary Audio–Patty Larkin: studio interview

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. With several nationally-known bands visiting Talkeetna this August and September, this week we look back to a studio interview with recording artist Patty Larkin, from the fall of 2000, (we believe). During this…

KTNA anniversary audio–Richard Nelson interview

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. This week’s audio pick is from the summer of 2010. It’s part of an interview with Sitka resident Richard Nelson; writer, naturalist, sound recorder, and host of Encounters, a regular program on KTNA….

KTNA anniversary audio–This American Cheese, part 2

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. Here is the conclusion of a two-part series of anniversary audio, produced by the hosts of Cheez Whizzz in the 1990’s.  We’ll hear the final stories of the 1999 program This American Cheese,…

KTNA anniversary audio–This American Cheese, part 1

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. Here are the first three stories from the 1999 program This American Cheese, Deconstructing the American Dream: five stories about the search for freedom in America on the brink of the new millennium….

KTNA anniversary audio-Dead bears and birch bark weaving

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio pieces that we aired during the past two decades. This week, a couple of  stories from from our news department. The first is from July of 2009, a summer when Talkeetna area residents shot a high number of bears in defense…

KTNA anniversary audio-A Moose Nugget

KTNA is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio that we aired during the past two decades. Here’s a “Nugget” from 2007,  the first year that KTNA volunteers produced the weekly program. This Nugget is about Talkeetna’s long-running Moose Dropping Festival, which always happened the second weekend in July. Here’s…

KTNA anniversary audio: From the Deck

KTNA is celebrating 20 years broadcasting to the Upper Susitna Valley with audio broadcast during the past two decades. Today, a file from our Earth and Beyond archives from July 2006, written and produced by Talkeetna resident Ann Yadon. She called her series of Earth and Beyond contributions “Up the Tracks Journal”. Here she describes…