Shane Iverson

Last week KYUK provided live coverage of a meeting called by several tribes within the Association of Village Council Presidents. There was quite a bit of discussion that questioned and criticized the leadership practices of AVCP.

We received several comments about this broadcast. Most people were grateful they had an opportunity to listen to the meeting. Others felt it was inappropriate for us to air the event because it was not officially sanctioned by AVCP.

As a public broadcaster, with a Native Alaskan majority board, it our mission at KYUK to inform and educate the people of the YK Delta about issues affecting our region and tribes. We seek to connect you, our audience, with the important discussions of the day.

We do not endorse nor do we oppose the position of these tribal leaders, just like we don’t endorse or oppose the positions or leaders of other organizations we broadcast live. Our listeners are aware we air Bethel City Council meeting, Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation conventions, AVCP conventions, and Fish and Wildlife hearings. Senator Lisa Murkowski has hosted several field hearings in Bethel we’ve also carried live. All of these events we air without support or opposition to the viewpoints being expressed.

The alternative to broadcasting this meeting would have been to run our regular music programming throughout the day. We believe we are more valuable to the YK Delta by using our resources to bring you local public affairs.

Our goal at KYUK is to be an information intermediary, providing you, our audience, with diverse opinions on important issues. If we’re doing our job well, you should hear opinions you agree with and opinions you disagree with on our airwaves. We strive to bring you as much relevant information as we can, so you can form your own opinion.


Shane Iverson – Director of Content & Operations

The New Guy in Town

by Shane Iverson on April 4, 2016


Adrian Wagner is KYUK’s newest addition to its news team.
Longtime KYUK voice John Active sits down with Adrian for a short introduction to our community.

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KYUK AM/FM/TV is seeking a full-time multi-media producer / director to produce and direct general audience programs, documentaries, multimedia projects and webcasts and provide multimedia instruction for high school and college students in a unique and remote region of Western Alaska. Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in film/video/multimedia production, instructional media/media curriculum development,
communications or a related field or equivalent experience. Studio & field media production, non-linear editing, use of multimedia technologies, excellent writing and interviewing skills and computer proficiency required. Ability to live & work in a remote cross-cultural environment without road access required. Fluency in Yup’ik language a plus. Salary DOE. Bethel Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit your resume, references and demos to the general manager via email at or by mail to MULTIMEDIA SEARCH, Bethel Broadcasting, Inc, Box 468, Bethel, AK 99559.

Closing Date; March 31, 2016

KYUK is looking for someone reliable, upbeat, communicative, organized, creative, and courteous, who can work independently, and with a team, and who understands the culture and values of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, to plan, produce and host our daily radio programming on 640AM and 90.3FM.

The Programming Director/On-Air Host is responsible for all aspects of the on air sound of KYUK.

Applicants should be excited about providing and producing meaningful and entertaining content for the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Job Duties:
– Oversee all radio programming including national, statewide and local shows and programs.
– Plan and produce KYUK programs including sports broadcasts, public affairs shows, and other specials.
– Supervise, train and lead on-air staff, interns and volunteers.
– Host/coordinate regular live events and programs.
– Serve as liaison with other organizations, businesses and governments.
– Manage KYUK’s music and content library.
– Play key role in on-air fundraising.
– Oversee daily station operations.
– Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Required skills include:
– Above average computer proficiency. Audio editing and IT skills are a plus.
– Good verbal and written language skills. Yup’ik proficiency is a plus.
– Working knowledge of social media (e.g. Facebook).
– Proven history of strong communication skills.
– Ability to work as part of a team.

Salary negotiable.

To apply send a submit with a resume, letter of interest and at least three references to or drop off at KYUK. Applications can also be mailed to:
KYUK Attn: Shane Iverson
PO Box 468
Bethel, AK, 99559

For questions contact or call 543-3131.

Open until filled.

Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Baker credits her 2016 K300 Red Lantern finish to her leader, Felon. Photo by Jacki Klejka.

Kristin Bacon of Big Lake is this year’s Kuskokwim 300 Red Lantern winner. The last finisher in this year’s icy sled dog race, Bacon Crossed the finish line Monday at 8:40 AM with an elapsed time of 62 hours and 10 minutes.

“I must have seen 5 different kinds of terrain on the race that I had never imagined a dog sled being in,” said Bacon as she nursed an injured foot at a host house in Bethel. “Sand crossings, gravel, glare ice, over flow and tussak jumping.”
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Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 7.26.11 AMThe Bethel Warriors boys basketball team claimed third place at the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational Tournament by defeating the Valdez Lions, 46-40, in overtime on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors bench kept the lead for much of the game after three Bethel starters got into early foul trouble. The warriors were able use a stingy defense and free throw shooting to secure the win.
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The remains of the Yup'ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The remains of the Yup’ik immersion school on Wednesday after the Kilbuck campus fire. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

The Lower Kuskokwim School District has found temporary spaces to hold classes for both Ayaprun Elitnaurvik and the Kuskokwim Learning Academy students, the two schools housed in the Kilbuck building that was largely destroyed by Tuesday’s fire. The move will split both schools into different sites.
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Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 1.20.39 PMKYUK Bethel Broadcasting Incorporated began its fall fundraiser Wednesday with the goal of raising $28,000 from individual charitable contributions.

The goal is 12-percent above what the non-profit was asking of its members from the previous year and is meant to help offset at least a portion of the funds that were cut by the State of Alaska. Read more →

As a public radio station and television provider KYUK relies on community donations to stay on-air, so we are deeply appreciative of any donation you can make. No matter the amount, we want to show our gratitude, and give you something you can be proud to own. This fall our incentive gifts to you are high quality items that will show that you support KYUK. Plus, local businesses and organizations have made our weekly drawings, hot prize drawings and grand prize drawings some of the most valuable drawings in our 40+ year history.
Thanks for supporting KYUK.


1) KYUK Basic Member
Annual Giving: $5
– KYUK bumper stickerScan 1


2) KYUK Full Member
Annual Giving: $25
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– Entry in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket

3) KYUK Supporter Member

Annual giving $65
Monthly giving: $5.42
(Daily: $0.16)

Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM– KYUK drawstring backpack
– Entry in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket


4) KYUK Maintainer Member
Annual $125
Monthly minimum: $10.42
(Daily: $ 0.35)

IMG_9187– KYUK coffee mug (Limited Edition)
– KYUK drawstring backpack
– Entry in grand prize drawing
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.25 PM– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket


5) KYUK Partner Member
Annual Giving: $250
Monthly Giving: $20.85
(Daily: $0.68)

IMG_9186– Entry in grand prize drawing
– Two (2) KYUK coffee mugs
– KYUK drawstring backpack
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket


6) KYUK Provider Member
Annual giving: $365
Monthly Giving: $30.40
(Daily: $1)

Screen shot 2013-09-30 at 10.38.44 AM– Double chances in grand prize drawing
– Two (2) KYUK coffee mugs
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.41 PM– KYUK drawstring backpack
Screen Shot 2015-10-01 at 5.16.25 PM– KYUK bumper sticker



7) KYUK Ultimate Provider
Annual Giving $540 and above
Monthly Giving: $45
(Daily: $1.50)

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– KYUK Stanley thermos (Limited Edition)
– KYUK drawstring backpack
– Two KYUK coffee mugs (Limited Edition)
Double chances in grand prize drawing
– KYUK bumper sticker
– KYUK berry bucket




Click here to donate to KYUK.
Questions? Call 543-3131.

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.53.31 PM Editor’s note: This story is being updated. 

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation is cautioning local residents about a scam they’ve been informed about. YKHC’s Compliance Administrator and Privacy Officer Shailee Nelson says the health corporation has received reports about suspicious calls.

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