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KUCB Staff

In light of recent state budget cuts, Unalaska Community Broadcasting is looking for volunteers.

Last month, Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $2.7 million in state funding for public broadcasting.

General Manager Lauren Adams said KUCB Radio and Channel 8 Television are losing about $76,000.

KUCB Archive

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 September, we're focusing on John Ryan, who was with the station during the summer of 2015. He sat down with KUCB's Zoë Sobel to discuss his decision to take time off from his job at KUOW in Seattle to work in Unalaska.

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When Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a series of vetoes to the state budget in June, Unalaska stood to lose about $1.34 million in funding for local organizations including the city, school district, and clinic.

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."

KUCB Archive

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

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

In August, we focused on Annie Ropeik, who was with the station from 2013 to 2015. She spoke with KUCB's Zoë Sobel about making the move from the East Coast to Unalaska.

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