KSKA at Low Power

Installation of KSKA’s transmitter equipment for analog and HD Radio continues at Goose Bay this week affecting KSKA’s signal. FM 91.1 will be at reduced power until the installation is complete. You may find that some radios are affected and others are not. Crews are working to replace two analog transmitters the station uses and add another antenna capable of transmitting HD Radio.

By the end of this week, transmissions will increase in power, but will still operate below half of their normal levels. Full-power transmissions are scheduled to resume by the end of the month.

We apologize for the reduction in power for KSKA during this important installation, but it is necessary to ensure a safe installation. Thank you for letting us know how important KSKA is to you and for your support.


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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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