Newscast: 11/21/18

Nov 21, 2018

Seismic activity seems to have settled down since a light earthquake shook Unalaska last week; the Norwegian Rat Saloon is hosting a Thanksgiving meet-and-greet for island residents and members of the U.S. Coast Guard; and the State of Alaska is switching its default telephone hold music to songs by Alaska musicians.

KUCB Staff

Commercial radio has come to Unalaska.

The Arizona-based Turquoise Broadcasting Company set up a transmitter in the Valley last week, launching two stations with programming from the Kenai Peninsula.

While Unalaska Community Broadcasting fought the arrival of for-profit radio, a number of island residents are excited about the new additions to local airwaves.

This story was produced by KUCB's newsroom, which is independent from Unalaska Community Broadcasting's management and board of directors.


Newscast: 11/20/18

Nov 20, 2018

Commercial radio has come to Unalaska — though not without opposition; the Alaska Senate has announced a new, all-Republican majority; and the U.S. House is slated to ditch a rule long dreaded by Alaska fishermen.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska's teachers union is reporting a sense of anxiety as instructors prepare to negotiate their next contract.

President David Gibson addressed the school board last week on behalf of the Unalaska Education Association.

"Due to things that have happened in past negotiations, the association is approaching this round of negotiations with a bit of trepidation," said Gibson. "We're preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best."

Newscast: 11/19/18

Nov 19, 2018

Reporting a sense of "trepidation," Unalaska's teachers union wants to negotiate its next contract in public; Gov.-Elect Mike Dunleavy is asking 1,200 at-will state workers to resign and reapply for their jobs; and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she supports a bill to protect the Mueller investigation, though she won't force a vote by holding up judicial nominees.