Following Studio Upgrades, KUCB Will Return To Regular Program Schedule By End Of August

Aug 16, 2019

KUCB has upgraded its studio software and equipment. The new systems will allow the station to access remote engineering support.
Credit KUCB Staff

After a summer of software and equipment upgrades, KUCB is planning to finish its studio overhaul by the end of the month.

That means listeners can expect the radio station's regular schedule to return soon.

"We will have all of the regular shows back on the air," said General Manager Lauren Adams. "Right now, we're running music during times when you'd usually have a show — and also having more mistakes than usual. Just because I'm trying to manage two automation systems and it's a bit of a juggle."

Adams said KUCB is in the process of phasing out its old automation system after adopting a new one that allows for remote engineering support.

While the transition is taking about a month longer than expected, she said it'll help the station get back on the air more quickly when there are outages — and make the studio more user-friendly.

"The great thing is that the staff members and volunteers who are working on the studio end and using the new automation system are liking it and finding it really intuitive," she said. "So I do feel like we made the right choice."

Unalaskans can listen to KUCB on 89.7 FM. They can also find more information about the studio overhaul here