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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.


Chrissy Roes/KUCB

KUCB's newsroom has a new reporter.

Hope McKenney moved to Unalaska last month and is now covering local and regional news.

She sat down for an interview with KUCB's Laura Kraegel to introduce herself to the community.


HOPE MCKENNEY: I'm a reporter from Northern California. I'm from a town of about 700 people, but I've been living kind of all over the country and Latin America for the last 10 years. And now, I just moved to Alaska.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

KUCB's news hiatus is almost over.

On Monday, Aug. 5, the station's newsroom will resume its regular schedule of hosting local newscasts every Monday through Thursday at noon and 5 p.m.