Coffee Break is a listener Call-in show from 9-10 AM Wednesday & Friday Mornings

Call with your questions to 1-800-478-5080 or in Valdez 835-5080

If you would like to be a guest on KCHU’s Coffee Break please email:



Friday, October 30th – Join us for Coffee Break on Friday morning October 30th from 9 to 10 am with host Marcia Lynn and her guest Cordova City Manager Randy Robertson when they’ll be discussing “all things Cordova”. That’s Coffee Break this Friday morning from 9 to 10 here on KCHU.


Wednesday, October 28th – Dawson Moore hosts Molly Dibb from the Valdez Cooperative Preschool to discuss their Oct 30th Fundraiser and then he’ll spend time with Mollie Good of the Valdez Consortium Library to discuss their November 7th Book Basket Auction Fundraiser.


Wednesday, October 14th – Dawson Moore will interview Selah Bauer, Colleen Stephens and Kathy Nielson to discuss the upcoming Oktoberfest & home-brew competition at the Civic Center.


Friday, October 9th – Please join Marcia Lynn as her guest will be Interim Valdez City Manager Robert Jean.


Wednesday, October 7th – Join us for Coffee Break, as the guest will be Rowena and Mel from the Advocates for Victims of Violence as they encourage nominations for the annual Women of Distinction awards coming up in November!


Wednesday, September 16th- The Valdez Arts Council board of directors will share music & inspire you to cruise on the “Blues Cruise” aboard the Stan Stephens Cruises. As well as share hints about the upcoming season!


Friday, September 11th- The Valdez interim City Manager, Robert Jean will speak with Marcia Lynn & Lee Revis about a myriad of topics. This is your chance to have your voice heard, call-in!


Wednesday, September 9th- Andrew Goldstein curator of Collections & Exhibits will speak about the Local Art Show and how to participate!


Friday, September 4th – Mike Wells the business manager of the Valdez Fisheries Business Association will speak with Marcia Lynn & Lee Revis. Join the conversation!


Wednesday, September 2nd – Darryl Verfaillie of the Valdez Park & Recreation will share information about the Labor Day Fun Run, the H.A.W.K. submission deadline and how to get prizes as well as some exciting new information about events through Autumn and into Winter. Winter is coming!









Join us Wednesday August 5th  – The Richardson Highway Rendezvous or RHR chief coordinator and KCHU Board President Paul Nylund will speak about the annual music festival at the Kelsey Dock on August 22nd. He’ll discuss the event, it’s history and share music from this year’s performing bands – plus a special in-studio performance! View more info at:


Take a hike!  That’s the theme for this year’s Gold Rush Days in Valdez. 7/29-8/2/2015 – Thank you Sarah Jorgensen-Owen, Kate & Sarah and Andrew Goldstein for being guests on Coffee Break Wednesday, July 22nd to speak of the many excellent events occurring at the Valdez Gold Rush Days.  More information about Gold Rush Days in Valdez from July 29th – August 2nd can be found online at


680e663d-859e-47ca-8417-e444983750c0Wednesday July 1st Join Dawson Moore as he hosts Sarah Jorgensen-Owen from the Valdez Parks & Rec to discuss the fun-filled list of festivities that will take place in Valdez on the Fourth of July and how you can get involved! Be sure to call-in with your questions and comments at 835-5080 -or- 800-478-5080  

A full List of the events can be found online here: 



Wednesday June 29th Join Dawson Moore as he hosts Kate Morse and Copper River Wild compadres as they talk about the upcoming Salmon Jam, Taste of Cordova, AK Salmon Runs and Small Fry kids activities July17-18th in Cordova. Call-in your questions or comments at 1-800-478-5080 or in Valdez 835-5080   More information online at:



Join hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis this Friday morning, June 19th, from 9 to 10 am for KCHU’s Coffee Break. Their guest is former Coffee Break host Dick Reichman. Dick is excited to be back on the KCHU air waves to re-live what he calls “many happy years making trouble there”, and he looks forward to talking with folks in our listening area. The number to call in Valdez is 835-5080; Toll free, 1-800-478-5080.  That’s Coffee Break with Dick Reichman this Friday morning from 9 to 10 am only on KCHU!


Friday morning, June 5th Join hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis , from 9 to 10 am for KCHU’s Coffee Break. Their guest is Mark Somerville, State Fish and Game biologist in Glennallen. Their topic is this year’s Copper River Personal Use Dip-net Fishery.

Wednesday,  June 3rd – News Director Marcia Lynn will host Dawson Moore and Jay Stevens, they will discuss the upcoming PWSCC Last Frontier Theater Conference. Join us!



Join us for Coffee Break Wednesday, May 20th Dawson Moore will host the partners or “3W’s” of the Wrangell St Elias National Park; Robin Mayo – Executive Director of the Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment or W.I.S.E. and Kristin Link & Dave Wellman of the Wrangell Mountain Center

They will share information about the many summer programs and answer questions from the public. Coffee Break is a listener call in show, call with your questions or comments from 9-10 AM Wednesday, May 20th at 835-5080 or 800-478-5080

Wednesday, April 29th – Join-us for a special Spring fund-drive Coffee Break from 9-10 am. We want to hear your feedback on programming. It’s a great opportunity to cheer or jeer for the current program. Hate that Amy Goodman is at 8am? or love Dick Estell’s Radio Reader? Call us! 835-5080


Friday morning, March 20, from 9 to 10 am – Join hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis for KCHU’s Coffee Break. Their guest is U.S. Coast Guard Valdez Port Commander Joseph Lally. The focus is Coast Guard operations for Prince William Sound and the Valdez Marine Terminal including missions, vessel traffic, and safety.



Wednesday March 18th: Join Dawson Moore on Coffee Break with his guests from the Prince William Sound Community College. Topics will range from the upcoming theater production to the Annual Fundraising Event on April 11th. Call 835-5080



Wednesday, March 11th – From 9-9:30 Dawson Moore will host Eric Christensen & Matt Smelcer of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. They will be speaking with Dawson & answering questions from the public about the “St Baldrick’s Snow Town Shave Down” event at the Civic Center  Tuesday, March 17th at 6:00 PM. There’s still time to sign-up for a shave or donate online:


Wednesday the 11th from 9:30-10 AM – Tony “Harro” Harrington has agreed to speak about the free film showing at the Fat Mermaid Wednesday night at 7:30 PM. He loves big waves & big mountains; he’s been filming and photographing for most of his life and is delighted to screen his latest surf film, iON the Barrel Vol 2, part of a trilogy created for a project involving surfers, photographers and film producers. Online at


Friday, March 13: Frank Berardi with the Coalition for Responsible Cannabis Legislation / Topic: Up to date information on post-election decriminalization of marijuana in Alaska and the formation of regulations called for in measure 2.

downloadJoin hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis for KCHU’s Coffee Break this Friday morning, Feb 20th, from 9 to 10 a.m. Their guest will be Patrick Heintz, a retired Corrections Officer and Substance Abuse Counselor who is part of the group, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP.  This national organization believes the so called “War on Drugs” is a failure, and seeks to find more effective drug policies.

Call in with your questions or comments this Friday morning, Feb 20th, between 9 and 10 a.m. on Coffee Break.

Here is a VIDEO of Officer Heintz speaking what he witnessed as a Correctional Officer and offers advice for those still stuck in the ‘Drug Game.’


TBR-Logo-PartnersKCHU Community Public Radio – Book Distribution, Open House & Special Coffee Break

Visit KCHU Public Radio anytime all day on Wednesday, February 18th for refreshments, snacks and to pick up your free copy of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” The special Coffee Break is an Hour-long live call in radio show from 9 to 10 AM about The Big Read. The host will be speaking with the NEA Big Read partners from The Valdez Consortium Library, Valdez Museum & historical Archive and s.p.a.c.e. Call them with your questions about the events or comments at 1-800-478-5080 or 835-5080. The host will also share locations throughout the region where listeners can pick-up books purchased with NEA Big Read funds.Listeners in outlying rural areas, please call 907-835-4665 anytime to request to have a book mailed to your address.

Event Location: On-air 770AM Valdez; 88.1FM Cordova; 88.3FM Whittier; 89.7FM McCarthy; 90.5FM Glennallen, 128 Pioneer Dr, In the Big Yellow Building , Valdez, AK 99686-0467

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

For a complete list of Big read events visit online:


Join us Wednesday, February 4th from 9-10 AM

Coffee Break host Dawson Moore will have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Mollie Good of the Valdez Consortium Library and Faith Revell of the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. They each will be eager to share the upcoming BIG READ events. Mollie will share with KCHU’s listeners the details of the Valdez Library “Big Read” Kick off event this Thursday, February 5th from 5:30-7 PM. Please call with your questions about the Big Read program during this first half hour segment of Coffee Break. 1-907-835-5080 or 1-800-478-5080



valdez-libraryValdez Library Kick Off Event

The Valdez Consortium Library will host the first NEA Big Read Kick-Off Event on the evening of Thursday, February 5th. This event will include activities for all ages. There will be appetizers, live music and crafts along with distribution of “Call of the Wild” books. Event schedules will also be shared starting this date and ongoing. There will be displays of related books available including signage and bookmarks in books denoting ones purchased with The Big Read funds. Be sure not to miss this fun & educational event.  There will be a special guest. Iditarod musher Ken Anderson will video conference in during the kick off!  Event Location: Valdez Consortium Library, 212 Fairbanks, Valdez, AK 99686-0467  Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm





Wednesday, February 4th from 0930-1000 AM –  Faith Revell of the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive will speak about the submissions for the Student Art Show focused on Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” She will host a few students that are preparing art for the March 7th submission deadline, there will also be a “Call of the Wild” art workshop from 12-5pm at the Museum on February 20th. For more information, visit the Museum’s Big Read page:  The Student Art show page with the submission form:



COFFEE BREAK FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 – Craig RichardsKCHU News Director Marcia Lynn and her co-host Lee Revis will be talking with Alaska’s newly appointed Attorney General Craig Richards on Coffee Break this Friday morning, Jan 30TH, from 9 to 10 am. You can join the conversation by calling in with your questions or comments: 835-5080 or toll free 1-800-478-5080.




IMG_247052855210844 (1)WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28th ~ Join the coffee break host as they interview Mallory Pritchett from A Daughter’s Heart of Alaska. She will discuss their upcoming Father/Daughter Dinner Dance “A night in wonderland” on February 6th at 7pm at the Civic Center Ballroom. Call 907-835-5080 with your questions or comments during this half hour segment.

Tickets are $27 for a full dinner and dancing. Available until January 30th at the Weathered Anchor or by Calling: 907-255-3595.



narrative illustration (2)AT 9:30 AM – KCHU’s coffee break guest will be Andrew Goldstein who will be teaching the “Intro to Narrative Illustration” a non-credit class at the PWSCC Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-9 PM, February 2-25th.

Learn the basic principles of visual communication and how they apply to commercial, book and editorial illustration. Previous art classes or experience recommended. Ages 16+ Students must supply their own drawing paper and sketching materials. Register with student services by January 30th.



FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd ~ Join hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis for KCHU’s Coffee Break this Friday morning, Jan 23 from 9 to 10 AM. Their guest is Joan Heikens with the “Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter”. She’ll talk about the many shelter-sponsored programs in Valdez as well as shelter outreach efforts throughout our region. Call with your questions or comments between 9 and 10 AM this Friday, Jan 23 on Coffee Break.


3878898b-bbde-47e5-8b84-55739459cd03WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21st at 9 AM – KCHU’s General Manager John Anderson will host popular guest & wealth advisor Joel Rosenblatt, CRPS of the Rosenblatt – Kempf Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He is available for this hour-long program to answer a myriad of questions as a service to the communities KCHU serves. Please call with your questions or to share your comments about the current financial landscape. More information about Joel Rosenblatt professional position and company HERE.



images (1)WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14th – At 9 AM Dawson Moore will host Ryan Buen. He’ll talk about upcoming auditions for the college’s production of Lisa L’Amour’s Pulitzer-nominated play Detroit. Mr Buen will be directing the production; he holds an Master’s in Acting from the Birmingham School of Acting. More information at:


149699796On Wednesday January 14th At 9:30 AM – Dawson will then be joined by Wendy Goldstein, PWSCC’s Museum and Community Engagement Coordinator. They will be talking about the many upcoming special interest classes and other opportunities at the college. More information at:





FRIDAY JANUARY 16th –  Marcia Lynn & Lee Revis will have Charlotte Westin as their guest from 9-10 AM. She is the area biologist for ADF&G and is based out of Cordova. Coffee Break is a listener Call-in show. Call with your questions to 1-800-478-5080 or in Valdez 835-5080


FRIDAY JANUARY 9th –  KCHU’s News Director and Lee Revis of the Valdez Star will host Cherise Fowler, Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator Alaska Primary Care Association. She is the state’s spokesperson for the open enrollment for Federal Affordable Healthcare, which is ongoing until mid-February. Call in with your questions or comments between 9 and 10 AM this Friday, Jan 2 on Coffee Break. More information at:




download (1)WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7th – At 9 AM Dawson Moore will host Sarah Jorgenson-Owen from the Valdez Parks and Recreation to speak about the many events and activities they have planned for 2015. More information about the “Healthier You” kick-off & other Valdez parks and rec events HERE.

At 9:30 AM – Dawson will host Heather Beaty who is the Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager. This half-hour segment will focus on the Alaska PFD, enrollment in the Pick Click Give program and how to elect a portion of your Permanent Fund Dividend online to your favorite non-profits, like KCHU?




FIRST COFFEE BREAK FOR 2015, FRIDAY JAN 2nd – Join hosts Marcia Lynn and Lee Revis for Coffee Break this Friday morning, Jan 2, from 9 to 10 AM. Their guests will be “Walker’s Women”, Debbie McCann, Cindy Rymer and Janese Chrystal–part of “Team Valdez”, a local support group for Bill Walker’s two gubernatorial campaigns. Call in with your questions or comments between 9 and 10 AM this Friday, Jan 2 on Coffee Break—907-835-5080.




New Holiday Tree at the Valdez Consortium Library


KCHU’s News Director Marcia Lynn and Karen Allred will host a special Coffee Break to Celebrate the Holiday Season! They will take calls from you, our listeners, to share well-wishes and holiday cheer with your community and your family & friends. Call between 9-10 AM to share memories of Christmases past, family traditions, favorite recipes or request your favorite carol or Christmas song.  Tune-in for a morning hour of brightness and good cheer on December 19th at 9 AM






Join host Dawson Moore as he speaks with Mark Hanson and Pete Carter of the Alaska Department of Transportation. They will discuss the unique nature of managing Thompson Pass, safety concerns for travelers and the scope of their snow removal infrastructure. Should be very interesting and they will gladly answer your questions during their half hour segment.




At 09:30 AM Dec 17th Dawson Moore will host Scott Porritt who is on the Board of Directors of the Valdez Food Bank. They will discuss this important service to the Community and how to enroll. Scott will take questions from our listeners. If you’ve been wondering about the food bank and would like to ask questions, this is your chance. Please Call 1-800-478-5080 and in Valdez 835-5080

The Valdez Food Bank staff will be distributing Christmas Dinner Boxes on Thursday December 18th at the Food Bank from 4-6pm. The Food Bank will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day, however they will be open on Tuesday Dec 30th from 4-6pm.

Through December 21st, it is food for fines week at the Valdez Consortium Library! Bring in a non-perishable food item and all of your late fees will be forgiven. This does not apply to fees for lost or damaged materials. All food collected will be given to the Valdez Food Bank. Please call 835-4632 for more information.

The Valdez Food bank is participating with Safeway to serve a goal of 700 families from Valdez to Glennallen. With a purchase of a pre-made $10 Food donation bag you can provide much needed winter staples for a family in your area. This program is running until January 1st.


COFFEE BREAK FRIDAY DEC 12th at 09:00 AM- Join KCHU’s News Director Marcia Lynn & Lee Revis of the Valdez Star with Guest Jim Shirrell, President and acting Director of the Valdez Senior Center to discuss recent changes at the center and his position.





Join KCHU’s News Director Marcia Lynn on Tuesday December 9th. Jim Colver will be the guest for this special Call-in show to speak about legislative issues; such as the budget, pipelines, energy and take comments, suggestions or guidance from the community.




COFFEE BREAK Wednesday December 3rd at 9:00 AM

Join Dawson Moore as he hosts Coffee Break with guests Steve Searles, Jim Gifford and Tom Gilson from the Men’s & Women’s Pioneers of Alaska to answer questions from the public about their Organization and the Social  event at the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive on Friday December 5th

Ball-Flyer-14-1-1024x736WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3rd at 9:30 AM

Join Dawson and the talented musicians of “Legends of the Celtic Harp” Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter as they answer questions from the public about their performance of the new show “A Winter’s Gift” at the Valdez Civic Center on Thursday Dec 4th.




In honor of November being designated as Avalanche Awareness month join Coffee break Host & KCHU News Director Marcia Lynn as she speaks with Sarah Carter & Kevin Salys from the Valdez Avalanche Center. This is the 10th winter the AAIC will provide avalanche forecasts covering the Valdez Chugach Mountains but will be the first season with paid avalanche forecasters. They will answer caller questions about snow forecasts and how to learn skills for traveling safely in mountain terrain. For the second half of Coffee Break, Snow Guide and outdoor enthusiast Matt Kinney answers your snow safety questions. His website is:
Inspired after this coffee break program to stay Snow Safety informed?
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“Coffee Break is brought to you in part by a grant from Valdez United Way. “The United Way of Valdez endeavors to support organizations that make lasting, measurable changes in community conditions that improve lives.”