Hometown Alaska: Behind the scenes at the Fur Rondy Melodrama

(Image courtesy of Alaska Sound Celebration)

Fur Rondy is upon us again and the Anchorage festival will have plenty of events for Alaskans to choose from. One of the longstanding traditions of the celebration is the Fur Rondy Melodrama. On this week’s Hometown Alaska we’ll take a look behind the scenes of this year’s performance and what it means to be melodramatic.

The show runs from February 24 through March 11.

HOST: Dave Waldron

GUESTS: Melanie Cross and Christy Hedrick, Fur Rondy Melodrama co-producers

Fur Rondy Events: Melodrama

David Waldron began his radio career in 2000 as a volunteer DJ at UAA’s radio station KRUA 88.1, where he hosted a weekend music show. In 2004 he was hired as the station’s Music Director, and held the position until his graduation in 2007. After a few radio odd jobs, he was hired by Alaska Public Media in 2008 as an operator and audio engineer. He currently engineers the statewide programs Alaska News Nightly and Talk of Alaska for APRN, as well as KSKA's Hometown Alaska and Line One: Your Health Connection. He also hosts and produces AK, a weekly news program that airs at the end of Alaska News Nightly on Fridays.
dwaldron (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8425 | About Dave

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