KSKA back at full power

After a few weeks of reduced signal during our HD Radio and analog transmitter upgrade, KSKA is once again operating at full power. While there might be some brief transmitting hiccups over the next several days as we settle in, the good news is that KSKA now reaches out its traditional broadcast footprint.

Thanks to everyone for staying with KSKA through this transition! We really do appreciate your patience and support for while this important work was done to give you better radio service.

We’ll have more HD Radio announcements in the months to come, but in the mean time, enjoy KSKA’s full-power signal from our new transmitter. And feel free to browse our transmitter upgrade photos.

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.

btrantina (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8481 | About Bede

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