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

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May 4th – Doug Desorcie from the Valdez Fly-in Association joins us on Coffee Break to talk about the May Day Fly-in on May 6th, 7th and 8th at the Valdez Airport. We may also be Joined locally loved and celebrated local pilot and dentist Paul Silveira DMD.

April 27th – Host Dawson Moore returns to speak with Alaska State Writer Laureate Frank Soos and Director of the Valdez Consortium Libary Mollie Good. Frank will share from his writings and also share what other writers in the State are creating. Don’t miss this hour talking about Alaska literature and writers. Are you a writer? Call in!

April 20th – Karen Allred will fill-in for Dawson Moore this week as she hosts the 3Ws of the Wrangell St Elias National Park. Join us this Wednesday to hear from Kristin Link who will share the upcoming event and class schedule at the Wrangell Center in McCarthy. Robin Mayo, executive Director at WISE (Wrangell institute for science & environment) will unveil their tentative schedule of activities and Dave Wellman of the Wellwood Conservancy will share what they have coming along as the snow melts and old man winter gives way to Summer.

April 13th – Dawson Moore hosts Kristin Carpenter, Wendy Erd and Peter Kaufmann to talk about the upcoming Story Telling Workshop in Cordova. And Glennallen’s Gina Hoke, Director of the Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center will speak about the Blue pinwheels community members will see in April as part of  Child Abuse Awareness and prevention month.

April 6th – Marcia Lynn hosts this Wednesday and will be speaking with Dr. Carrie Goertz, Veteranarian, ASLC to speak on the care of the recently admitted abandoned Sea Otter stranded in Cordova. Chip Arnold, Facilities Director (Chip oversees the Oiled Wildlife Response Program – and lots of cool other stuff) and Darin Trobaugh, Education Specialist (Darin has education over 30,000 students through the distance learning program alone!)

March 30th –  Dawson Moore will host Faith Revell, Curator of Education and Special Programs at the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive. Faith is bringing along some of the young artists who created art for the Annual Spring into Art student art show on exhibit at the Museum and Consortium Library.

From 9:30 to 10 am the Team from Cordova’s own Prince William Sound Science Center, Lauren Bien and Katrina Hoffman, will join us to speak on the very popular Tuesday Science Talks, the upcoming programs and what’s new at their organization.

March 23rd – Dawsom Moore hosts Shannon Stites to speak on the PWSC Fundraiser “Dueling Pianos”being held  on Saturday, April 16th – how to get tickets & the scholarships it supports.

March 16th – Cancelled 

March 9th – Mel Bowden of the Advocates for Victims of Violence will speak on the “Valdez Snowtown Ice Classic” raffle – guess the Day, hour and minute that the tripod will fall when the ice melts on Ruth Pond and win 50% of the Raffle pot – 40% going to the AVV and 10% to the Valdez P&R trail maintenance. She will also speak about the upcoming summer education programs.

March 2nd – Meet the DJ’s! The DJ’s that will be performing at the “DJ Showcase & dance Party” at the Civic Center March 5th at 7 pm will join us on Coffee Break to share about their musical influences, what brought them to the DJ craft, how their styles differ and give a glimpse into what kind of music you can let loose to at this all ages event. Andy Shidner of the Currant Ridge Cabins in McCarthy is sponsoring this event and will also join us to discuss the origin of the idea. Have a question for the DJ’s – call Wednesday Morning March 2nd! More information at and on twitter @Valdezdjbattle @djspencerlee & @KCHUradio

February 24th – It’s Tax Season! Longtime Public Radio supporter and finance wizard Joel Rosenblatt joins our General Manager John Anderson to discuss the current economic climate and what you can do to prepare yourself for retirement and manage investments. Joel Rosenblatt CRPS is the First Vice President, wealth Advisor and investment manager consultant with the Kempf Group at Morgan Stanley. This is your chance to bend his ear and ask your questions during the hour long program.

February 17th – Sarah Histand from the PWSC Health & Fitness center joins us to share about the many opportunities for personal training or group classes at the center. Instructors Amber, Sarah Joregenson-Owen and Donna Lane will join us via teleconference. More information about classes and hours of operation can be found at

February 10th – Mo Radotich from the Valdez Arts Council joins us to talk about the Dance Party at the Valdez Civic Center on Saturday, February 13th featuring Melissa Mitchell and the Hope Social Club with opening band the Tanana Rafters. More information at: We’ll be playing music from the artists to get you in the spirit – tune in!

February 3 – Gay Wellman is back to kick off February with another discussion about resources for caregivers of elderly loved ones and those with dementia or Alzheimer.  Then Steve Shiell will join us to share about everything Archery! The annual Vegas in Valdez archery competition is coming Thursday February 18 through Sunday February 21st –

January 27th – Valdez Museum and Historical Archive curator of Collections & Exhibits and local artist Andrew Goldstein joins us to share about his special interest class at the Prince William Sound college. His Life Drawing class is inspired by his years illustrating and focusing on form and structure. There will be a live model for this directed class. Enrollment is open now at With time, Andrew will also share about the project to expand or relocate the Valdez Museum.

January 20th – It’s PFD enrollment season and when you file for your Permanent Fund Dividend you have the opportunity to share a little with a cause you care about through the Alaska State Pick Click Give program. Jason Grenn, Pick Click Give program director will speak on the exciting new changes in the program as well as your chances to “Double your Dividend” when you file for your PFD, elect funds to a Non-profit and release your name from anonymity. Representatives from local area Non-profits will join in the conversation – Wrangell Center, Copper River Watershed, Valdez Consortium Library and the Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE)

January 13th – Artist Denis Keogh calls in from Cordova to speak with the listening public about his upcoming exhibit at the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, Mythical Creature – Mythical Place. Curator of Education and Public Programs Faith Revell and Curator of Collections & Exhibits Andrew Goldstein will also speak on the collection and exhibit opening reception. More information at

Valdez Parks & Recreation’s Darryl Verfaille and Wendy Clubb joins us for the second half to share information about the kick off of the “Healthier You 2016.” More information here:


January 6 2016 – Our first guest of the New Year is Gay Wellman of the Alzheimer’s Association of Alaska. She will be sharing information about the upcoming Dementia caretaker workshop series as well as continued access to workshops, support groups and teleconference classes. More information can be found at 



“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.”