Technical and Transmitter Improvements

Engineering staff will be working on the KSKA transmitter at our Goose Bay site north of Anchorage over the weeknd. In order for this important work to be done safely and efficiently, KSKA’s signal will go off the air Sunday evening and overnight to Monday morning.

KSKA should be back on the air with Morning Editon on Monday, September 10.

Thank you for your patience. For the record, this technical work is part of our upgrade to HD Radio service, slated to go on air in early 2008.

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Bede started her work with Alaska Public Media as a volunteer in 1979, and then the host of Morning Edition in 1980. In 1981 Bede became the Operations Director, and in 1989 she took her current position as FM Program Director. Bede recieved the Alaska Broadcasters Association Employee of the Year award in 1991.

Bede has always loved radio; after her first day of volunteering at KSKA she knew it’s where she wanted to be. A friend of Bede’s, Corky Merkel was a KSKA staff member and she invited Bede to come in to volunteer. Bede began helping Corky edit the program guide and then started volunteering on air Monday nights. That first summer in 1979, KSKA needed a vacation relief person for the on air staff. Bede made herself available to do anything they needed, so she could learn about radio from square one. Over thirty years later, Bede is still learning new things every day about her profession and the wonderful community she serves.

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