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AKPM-Logo-Lock-upAlaska Public Media harnesses the power of multiple media platforms to make a more informed and connected life possible for all Alaskans. Alaska Public Media produces and presents news and content that provides lifelong learning opportunities in public affairs, health and leisure, science and nature, economic and social development, civic engagement and world events. The company is located in Southcentral Alaska and is comprised of KSKA radio, KAKM-TV and Alaska Public Media also operates the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN) and a shared television service with KTOO in Juneau and KYUK in Bethel. Alaska Public Media and its affiliates deliver content that reaches 96% of the population of Alaska.

Brian Adams Election Coverage FY08 photo.'s 105Alaska Public Media serves as a portal to Alaska, national and international public media programs. International and national the BBC, and PBS and NPR offerings including Morning Edition, Nova, Masterpiece Theatre, The Charlie Rose Show, Great Performances, Frontline and many others. The company also has a history of producing Alaska-specific programs including Line One: Your Health Connection, Addressing Alaskans, Alaska Morning News, Alaska Economic Report, Talk of Alaska, Outdoor ExplorerAlaska Edition, Alaska News Nightly, and Alaska Weather.

“This is probably one of the most important public services we have going for us today in Alaska…” – U.S. Representative Don Young, Alaska

Speaking about public media in Alaska before the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Sept. 2012, Washington, D.C.

Alaska Public Media partners with an array of local, regional and statewide organizations to achieve impact. Alaska Public Media’s partner portfolio includes the Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska System, Alaska World Affairs Council, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Food Bank of Alaska, Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, The Alaska Zoo, Anchorage Park Foundation, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage School District and many more.

Alaska Public Media was founded in 1975 as KAKM TV. In 1994, KAKM merged with KSKA public radio to form Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc. In 2004, the company merged with APRN. was launched in 2011. In 2012, the company agreed to share TV services with KTOO in Juneau and KYUK in Bethel. Alaska Public Media has more than 8750 members and 250 volunteers.


Making a More Informed and Connected Life Possible for All Alaskans


  • Authenticity
  • Excellence
  • Connection
  • Trust


  • KAKM (7.1, GCI 7 & 657)
  • Create TV (7.2, GCI 94)
  • 360 North (7.3, GCI 15)

Alaska Public Media TV is also carried in Bethel, Juneau and major cable systems in Alaska.


Members make public media possible. Learn more about ways to support Alaska Public Media.