Out with the Old, In with the New

We’ve completed the first part of our transmitter upgrade project. Our old transmitter is being moved out and new ones moved in. We’re temporarily operating at low power as gear is positioned and tested in its final setup.

We’re still expecting KSKA’s signal to go back up to full power by the end of September, possibly sooner.

In the mean time, you might be interested to learn more about the new technology we’re bringing online soon: HD Radio. You can read more about HD Radio right here on our site — we have a quick overview and some FAQs related to our installation.

Thanks again for sticking around with KSKA during this transition. You are the best.


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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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