• Year of Changes

    Dear KCHU Supporter,

    As we look back on the last year we want to let our members know how grateful we are for the support. We hop you have been hearing our on-air happy holiday announcements.

    This has certainly been a year of events and changes. On the national level we made it through a government shutdown. This directly and indirectly affected many of our members. Even in that uncertain time, many of those furloughed gave generously. On the local level we lost one of our longest and greatest supporters, Connie Greene. On the organizational level, we had staff turnover: welcoming Kirstin Bayer as accountant, having to say goodbye to Nancy Meador, welcoming Lanette Oliver as the new Development Director, and wishing Danny Sparrell and his family the best when they moved to Fairbanks, and John Anderson taking over as the General Manager. Our Board of Directors lost Vince Kelly and Judy Almy (but she still volunteers!) and gained Diane Ellsworth and Sharry Miller.

    Keeping non-profit radio up and running requires all our staff, board members, volunteers, and supporters, so thank you for all your help and donations in the last year. Broadcasting in Alaska certainly has its own unique challenges! Thank you for your understanding when we are confronted with those. We continue to try to improve our broadcasting and programming.

    If you have already given this year, we thank you so much. If you have not had the chance to give yet, or would like to give again, there are still tow easy ways. You can donate to KCHU when you file your PFD online through the Pick, Click, Give program, or you can go to www.kchu.org anytime and   click the donate button. We are so grateful for all the support.

    Most sincerely,

    Lanette Oliver

    KCHU Development Director

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  • CVEA Community Foundation Grant

    Pictured: Jessi Gallatin, CVEA Community Foundation Board President and John Anderson, KCHU General Manager.

    KCHU is please to announce that it is one of several recipients of a grant from the Copper Valley Electric Association Community Foundation. The mission of the CVEA Community Foundation is “to provide scholarships for students and to make contributions to educational, scientific, and charitable organizations in our communities.” The Foundation’s two flagship programs are the Educational Scholarship Program and the Youth Leadership Program. The Foundation also makes contributions to local non-profit organizations to support new or expanding programs. The grant to KCHU supports program planning, production, and broadcast of 3 episodes of the on-air show Coffee Break, that specifically highlight educational and scientific events and programs that have connections to the Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin broadcast area. KCHU wishes to thank CVEA Community Foundation for the support.

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