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 Development Director Position

KHNS has an immediate full time opening for an energetic, committed, personable Development Director. Click on the link for complete job description of this excellent opportunity!

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Submissions must be approved and may be edited for content before appearing on the website or  read on-air.  If you would like a confirmation, please email the station at khns@khns.org. LPs are processed as soon as possible, please allow 3-5 days for process of PSA's . If submitting after 5pm or over the weekend announcements will not be approved until the following weekday.  

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  • There is still time to enter the Southeast's Got Talent Contest, set for 6 pm Thursday, July...


Every day you hear a KHNS program host mention the names of local businesses and thank them for their support of local radio. Besides broadcasting their brief announcement several times a week, we even offer a discount to nonprofits.

Why Contribute?

  • Associate your business name with programming that reaches virtually every resident in Haines, Skagway, Klukwan and the greater broadcasting region.
  • Inform the public about new or ongoing services.
  • Target your market niche.
  • Promote  name familiarity for your business, product, or service
  • Link your business with national and international programming.
  • KHNS is the go-to place on your radio dial for up-to- the minute news, weather and marine forecasts.

Frequently Asked Question:

How is Underwriting different than Advertising?

The FCC's original vision of non-commercial broadcasting called for a service totally divorced from commercial enterprise. This was to keep public broadcasting from being unduly influenced by the commercial marketplace while continuing to expand public service options, programming choices and First Ammendment right of public stations.

In order to encourage support for the non-commercial station but also protect it, the FCC opted to allow value -neutral descriptive material as part of donor announcements. These are called underwriting announcements and must abide by the criteria set out by the FCC or face strict penalties.

Advertising is considered a promotional announcement that is descriptive, qualitative and contains a direct call to action with regard to the product or organization.


If you'd like to hear your  local business or organization on air, please call our Development Director, Leslie Ross at 766-2020 or email Development@khns.org.


Many members of our local business community support KHNS.  We hope that you'll make a point of letting them know how much you appreciate their support of local radio.

Full List of KHNS Business Underwriters

» Download our Underwriting Policy (pdf)