2020 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Hailey Williams, girls winner of the Pride of Alaska Award, photo courtesy of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame
Hailey Williams, girls winner of the Pride of Alaska Award, photo courtesy of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is in its 14th year, honoring Alaska’s sports community. This year’s annual award ceremony was slated to be held in April, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a cancellation. Sports Hall of Fame executive director Harlow Robinson and I were scheduled for an interview in March; the closure of the Alaska Public
Media studio delayed our interview to August. We are still not back in the studio and instead this interview was held over Zoom. Harlow and I covered the history and the pandemic future of the Sports Hall of Fame as well as the inductees. The 2020 inductees are Marcie Trent and Matt Carle in the Individual category, The Yukon 800 – a high speed
riverboat race run on the Chena, Tanana and Yukon Rivers – in the event category, and the UAA hockey upset of Boston College in 1991 in the moment category. We will also cover the Director’s Awards, including the honorees for the Pride of Alaska Award, the Trajan Langdon Award, and the Joe Floyd Award.

HOST: Lisa Keller

Guest:

  • Sports Hall of Fame executive director Harlow Robinson

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BROADCAST: Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 3rd, 2020. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media
Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, was the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He now produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or All Things Considered and can still find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!