Taking a look inside the Great Alaska Talent Competition | Hometown, Alaska

People stand on a stage holding awards.
Last year’s winners of the Great Alaska Talent Competition. This year’s final round is March 3 at the Performing Arts Center. (Courtesy of GATC)

Fur Rondy is here again and there are plenty of events going on in the city of Anchorage. But only one of them features everything from dancing to magicians to yoyo experts. On this episode of Hometown, Alaska, we discuss the Great Alaska Talent competition and host our own in-studio talent show with past and current competitors.

HOST: Dave Waldron

Megan Killoran, Executive Director, Great Alaska Talent Competition
Ben Schwartz, Winner, 2022 GATC
Bethany Graham, 2024 GATC competitor

Great Alaska Talent Competition webpage

Faubion Waldron

Dave 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. He was hired by Alaska Public Media in 2008 and since then has worked as an audio engineer, editor, and producer. He currently runs his own small business AK Audio Pro, and is a host of Alaska Public Media’s Hometown, Alaska.

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