Teen talk from Colony High School will be focusing on the reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Here are the updates to the programming schedule as of April 14, 2013:
Wednesdays 7 pm Where It All Began (Mushing Radio is taking a break)
Friday 8:30 am Making Contact (Mushing Radio is taking a break)
Saturday 11 am Mountaintop Bebop Jazz
6 pm Music: Rock, Pop and Blues
The calendar in the schedule link is correct.
The Citizen Lobbyist will not be on this week. She will be back next week.
LaMarr Anderson streamed the MEA candidate forum at the Mat Su Senior Services Center on South Chugach St. in Palmer, Alaska on Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Hear from all the candidates – even the ones without opposition.
Beth Fread moderated and we recorded the meeting.
This Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Teeland Middle school beginning at 2 PM we will celebrate David Kincaid’s life.
Radiofreepalmer broadcasts today in great part because of David’s skill at calmly looking at a difficult task and finding a way to make accomplishing it look easy.
We’ve included a picture of a 55 foot telephone pole with an antenna array standing perfectly straight on a knoll in Sutton.
What you don’t see is the sandstone it was set into. Nor do you have the experience of watching David dig the hole and place the pole by himself – a ballet with grace and economy of movement.
Many others have memories of David. We thank him for providing a monument that continues to serve the community.
We are back on the air at 89.5 FM, on the stream, and on the app. Thank you MTA for all your efforts!
Our connection is down so there is no radio. We are working with MTA to get the FM radio and the Internet stream back up.
The Bridge to Everywhere interview with Dan Bigley is available.
With your help, we tripled our Pick, Click, Give donations from last year of $2575 to $7950 this year and we won $5000 for being one of the top three in percentage increase! Thank you all!
It’s the final hours to file for your PFD and to make a donation to Radio Free Palmer via Pick Click Give. We are in the running to win $5000 from Pick Click and Give if we are one of top 3 in percentage growth as of March 31. You can help us win $5000 with your donation! Our Pick Click Give donations in 2012 were $2550. As of March 4, 2013 we were at $2075. Not too bad.
It was a great annual meeting on March 23 at the Depot. The snacks from Turkey Red were tasty. Elise Patkotak gave a marvelous talk on storytelling and how radio tells the stories of a community. She drew from her experience as a host for 10 years on KBRW in Barrow. Diana Z followed up with songs and stories. We especially enjoyed the Mexico story.
The Board decided to start a volunteer of the year program. The 2013 volunteer of the year is Jack Horner. He has been streaming and recording the Borough Assembly Meetings for Radio Free Palmer since at least 2009. We presented him with an etched mug.
After 4 years on the board, and many more years as our bookkeeper, Carolyn Covington stepped down. She has been an incredibly hard worker for the station and will be missed. She received a special award, Board Member Extraordinaire. Thank you Carolyn!
The slate of candidates were approved by acclamation. Bill Tull and Brian Mead are returning to the Board. New Board members are Judy Gette, Alex Munoz, Houston Snyder, and Becky Stoppa. Congratulations everyone! They are joining LaMarr Anderson, Lee Henrikson, and John Robertson.
A favorite part of the meeting was seeing the volunteers At one point, all of them stood up. Later, the program hosts were introduced to everyone. It was fun to put names to the voices on the air.