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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.
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KHNS 2013 Fund Drive coming up June 21 - 28th
Mark your calendars! 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 freeing up digitizing incoming cds, making room for more work space for volunteers
* Our Community Advisory Board has met quarterly and been instrumental in helping guide many of our recent program changes
*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.
If you'd like to help with the upcoming drive, email Kay@khns.org. We'll be looking for phone volunteers.
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.
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2013 wine tasting at KHNS. It was a wonderful evening. We cannot make it happen without our diligent volunteers. A big thank you to Sarah Jaymot and Amy Swanstrom for keeping the kitchen flowing, Albert Sacks and Cheri Price for running the doors, The Southeast Alaska State Fair helping with the raffle, Specialty Imports, K&L Distributing, and Odom Corp for all the donated wine, The Alaskan & Outfitter Liquors for raffle donations, our hard working staff and board members for participating, and finally to Mountain Market and Spirits for sponsoring and donations. A toast to spring!
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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- KHNS has an open meeting policy. The next Lynn Canal Broadcasting Board Meeting will be Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:30pm in the conference room at the Chilkat Center in Haines and by teleconference in Skagway. Board members are: President, Mike Case; Vice-President, Deb Potter; Secretary, Amy Swanstrom; Treasurer, Judy Erekson; Director Chuck Hoehn, Director Tekla Helgason and Director Eric Kocher.
- The Community Advisory Board meetings are quarterly and dates and time will be posted here. Next meeting: Early June - date to be announced.
- Many thanks to theChilkat Valley Community Foundation and the Margaret Frans Brady Fund of the Juneau Community Foundation as well as AP&T Skagway for their generous support to KHNS. The two grant awards will pay for the equipment that connects the Skagway and Haines studios - our solution to improving the sound quality of programs originating in the Skagway studio. It's done! AP&T Skagway is providing our service for this project in exchange for Underwriting on the radio station. Our sincere and grateful thanks to all of these organizations for their exceptional support of local radio! Special thanks to John DeRosa for the installation and for his excellent attention to detail.
The KHNS 2012 Annual Meeting was a huge success! Thanks to all of you who attended. It was fun to have dinner together - thanks again to Adam Richard, Capt. Norm Hughes, Skagway Brew Co. and Haines Brewing for their generous donations that brought us together for the night.