Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

While its 21-year-old building is under renovation, the Unalaska Public Library will move temporarily into the Burma Road Chapel.

The timeline for the move is still unclear. The city is working to finalize its contract with F&W Construction, the Anchorage-based contractor that won the bid.

"Things are still up in the air," said Roger Blakeley, director of the city's Parks, Culture, and Recreation Department.

During the month of December, KUCB is focusing our fundraising efforts on support for the KUCB newsroom.  We have a matching grant that will make your donations go further.

Thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines and RavnAir Alaska, we are able to offer a bonus for your holiday giving: for every $25 you donate, you get one entry into a drawing for a round trip system-wide Alaska Airlines plane ticket AND a roundtrip flight on Ravn. 

Lauren Snyder

Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark that anniversary, KUCB spent every Thursday of 2019 looking back at all of our reporters and sharing some of their stories.

For the series' final installment in December, we focused on Laura Kraegel, who's been with the newsroom since 2016.

Unalaska Community Broadcasting has covered local news for the past 20 years.

To mark that anniversary, KUCB is spending every Thursday of 2019 looking back at our former reporters and sharing some of their stories.

In November, we focused on Zoë Sobel, who worked in the newsroom from 2016 to 2019. She told KUCB's Laura Kraegel about her experience at the radio station.

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KUCB Staff

Thanks to the generosity of supporters near and far, KUCB's 2019 Pledge Drive broke all of the station's previous fundraising records.  

The fall membership event raised more than $43,000 at a time when the station needs local support more than ever, due to the elimination of state funding. In addition to the community's tremendous contributions, the Oct. 4 fundraiser was also memorable for a lengthy and unexpected power outage, which interrupted the on-air drive for about four hours.

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