Newscast: 12/03/19

Dec 3, 2019

Today, KUCB swapped its standard newscast for a live call-in show about Unalaska's air service. Listeners shared their questions, concerns, and experiences following the Oct. 17 plane crash.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Former mayor Frank Kelty has retired after almost 40 years as a local official.

Before he moved to southern California last month, Kelty sat down with KUCB's Laura Kraegel to reflect on his long career. It began in the late 1960s when he moved from Washington to Alaska to find seasonal work as a seafood processor.

At first, Kelty said he just needed enough money to settle a $7,000 debt from a car accident. But he said he quickly fell in love with Unalaska and made it his home.


Karie Wilson

The Unalaska Raiders are headed to the state volleyball tournament this week after playing an undefeated season and capturing the 2A regional title.

To hear how the girls' team is preparing for the competition, KUCB's student contributor Gilmar Tapaoan spoke with members Alleri Tungul and Kayla Villamor.

Press the play button below to listen to their interview.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Following October's plane crash, KUCB held a live call-in show on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to hear Unalaskans' concerns about local air service.

Listen to the program here

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Following October's plane crash, KUCB is holding a live call-in show on Tuesday, Dec. 3 to hear Unalaskans' concerns about local air service.

The show starts at noon on 89.7 FM. Join us to share how you've been affected by:

Hope McKenney/KUCB

Engineers have taken down one of Unalaska's four meteorological (MET) towers after it was damaged in a fall storm. Its loss isn't expected to compromise the city's ongoing energy study testing the feasibility of a local wind farm.

On Hog Island, workers have been preparing a MET tower for winter, anchoring it deeper into the ground. That way, when high winds blow and heavy rain falls, it'll stand up to the elements and avoid damage.