Hold This Thought ends today on KSKA

barbara-brownBarbara Brown writes: “I am bringing Hold This Thought to an end today on KSKA. I have thoroughly appreciated the partnership, warmth and generosity with KSKA. It’s just too time consuming to continue. I am very grateful for everything KSKA did to bring it to reality – Kristin’s helpfulness and knowledge and Connie’s help and calm. Hold This Thought took off nationally when Phi Beta Kappa featured it in their national newsletter, achieving critical mass with an ever-growing audience. While it is sad that I am discontinuing it on air, it has done everything I wanted it to do – to start conversations and inspire reflection. Thank you KSKA for your enthusiasm and thoughtfulness.”

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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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