Registration is still open for the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory. Three weeks of theater...
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From Our Listeners
Thanks to our Generous Underwriters, Sponsors and Grantors
Take Five For Safety!
New program available for broadcast to Alaskan and National Radio Stations. KHNS and the Haines Volunteer Fire Department are producing these informative and entertaining 5-minute programs. Follow the link to listen to our sample program and contact us with your thoughts and suggestions to: email@example.com.
KHNS FundDrive June 21 - 28
Where to find us: Anytime at
907-766-2020 or 907-983-2853
We'll be LIVE Friday, June 21st at Bites on Broadway in Skagway
Saturday, June 22nd at Bites on Broadway in the am in Skagway and then over to the Elks Solstice Party
Monday at the First National Bank Plaza in Haines
Wednesday morning at the Mountain Market 8 - 1pm.
KHNS 2013 Print donated by Alaskan Artist Katie Sevigny and underwritten by the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Golden Circle Chapter of the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Many thanks to our generous donors.
Let the Games Begin!
Special thanks to our donors who have kickstarted the drive by donating online or sending in a check. We've raised over $1000 This week and are appreciative of your generous support. hit the Bright Red Donate! button on the right side of the page and join our kickstarters.
In case you're wondering what we've been working on this year, here is a small list of projects in play:
* Streaming - KHNS is working to be up and live for the fund drive. We have the hardware in place, now we need to train our volunteers on the special adminstrative responisibilities that comes with webcasting.
* We are working on an archiving project taking the old reel to reels from earlier days of KHNS and transferring to hard drive
* Our News Department and Public Affairs brought home three awards from the Press Club in Anchorage: Best News Program (after Anchorage!); Best local interview program for Talk Around Town and two independet news stories, one to do with science and one with politics.
* We are installing our new ENCO (aka DAD) automation upgrade which you paid for during our one day drive in October - all the proceeds from that drive (and more) went to this essential upgrade.
*A plan is in motion to make more room in the station by concentrating CDs in drawers and digitizing incoming cds, making more work space for volunteers
* Our Community Advisory Board has met quarterly and been instrumental in helping guide many of our recent program changes - Next meeting Wednesday, June 5th at Chilkat Center 5pm.
*ARCS TV - KHNS installed a new transmitter in February which seems to have solved many of the issues that had been plaguing watchers .
* KHNS has been fortunate with Federal and State grants as well as our generous local foundations who have helped with office and broadcasting equipment showing their support for this community radio station.
These are just some of the ways we spend our days making sure that KHNS is coming to you direct with all the programming you love and want to hear.
Update: June 2012
We asked if you would prefer that we spend a shorter time on the air and some of you have already voted with your dollars - loud and clear. As you can see from our Temperature Guage, we raised over $6,000 from pre-pledges, a great place to start from. This drive is an important time to see if this new model of fundraising for KHNS has legs. it's also a great time to reflect on what KHNS means to you and why you feel it deserves your support. We've got lots of reasons we are happy to share with you but key among those reasons is that 4-5 days is a lot less painful than 7 so let's get'er done and go back to the great programming you know and love. Membership
KHNS Update: April 2012
We made it through the winter with all the usual equipment challenges due to weather...record breaking, indeed. We survived the Bad Bear breaking into our transmitter shed, maintained the vigilance required to keep the satellite dishes free of snow and transmitting clearly, both for KHNS and ARCS and overall, in spite of the heavy snowfall, someone made it to the station and/or the transmitter site and the show went on. We thank you for your patience and your appreciation for the radio on those cold, dark nights.
We have lost our longtime News Director, Tara Bicknell, who decided to take a break from deadlines and news in a small town to stop and smell the roses. Tara has been a gem. Her strong work ethic and ability to keep a journalistic distance helped make the KHNS news a broadcast you could depend on. We will all miss her friendly and energetic presence. The good news is, we hired Margaret Friedenauer as our News Director and you can hear a conversation betwee Margaret and Tara on the April 5th newscast.
This last year we replaced some major equipment between Skagway and Haines, bought new computers for our offices, replaced the old news mixing board and beefed up our basketball remote equipment, all thanks to grants and help from the Municipality of Skagway, Haines Borough, The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation as well as Alaska Public Broadcasting, Inc. These were all special projects that now allow us to operate more efficiently and with more confidence.
Thank you for your ongoing help in keeping our radio station alive and well in the Lynn Canal.
Update November 2011
Many thanks to all our members who came out to the Annual Meeting. We elected two new board members, Mike Case and Judy Erekson as we said goodbye to our President, Russ Bowman and Director Diana Kelm with thanks for their service. A full list of our Directors can be seen under "About the Station". You'll also find our year-end financial reports. Here are a few highlights of our progress this past year. Read the Full Report...
Our listener supported, community-based public radio serves Alaska's northern panhandle communities, including Haines, Skagway and Klukwan.
KHNS began broadcasting October 4, 1980 and is an associate of the Alaska Public Radio Network, a founding member of Community Radio of Alaska and a National Public Radio affiliate. KHNS provides a broad array of live, locally produced and national programs for our listeners.
We are fortunate to work closely with our local Haines and Skagway Fire and Police Disaster Councils to provide critical information to our listeners when necessary.
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2013 Fund Drive
Tickets for Trampled By Turtles - August 7th
KHNS presents Trampled By Turtles August 7that the Chilkat Center. Buy tickets now!
“Supercharged songs with a hooky playfulness …” —Esquire
“...Four-part harmonies that are close to being crystalline.” —Daytrotter
Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy on stage that can’t be found in the studio. For Stars and Satellites, however, Trampled by Turtles didn’t want to simply try to recreate a live show. “We wanted to make a record that breathes,” explains Dave Simonett, “musically we wanted to step out of our comfort zone.” “You know how sometimes they say ‘less is more,’” notes Erik Berry, “that’s what Stars and Satellites is about.”
Community Advisory Board Meeting, June 5th, 5pm at the Chilkat Center
Latest Local News
Broadcaster: Margaret Friedenauer
AP&T drops its preliminary permit for the Connelly Lake Hydro project; the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay; warm temps mean high rivers.
Broadcaster: Margaret Friedenauer
Canadian boaters are frustrated with new customs enforcement in Skagway; Haines Assembly to hold special meeting about power poles; a weekend full of events.
Broadcaster: Margaret Friedenauer
The Haines Borough Assembly adopts a budget; a Listener Commentary.