United Way of the Tanana Valley Announces 2013-14 Campaign Chairs
Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) The United Way of the Tanana Valley (UWTV) is pleased to announce the co-chairs for the 2013-14 annual fundraising campaign. Glen Anderson and Jerry Evans, both from Fairbanks, will lead the charge to “Live United” in the months ahead.
Anderson, Operations Manager at Last Frontier Mediactive, and Evans, General Manager at KUAC-FM are reuniting this year to campaign throughout the Tanana Valley on behalf of UWTV’s 21 member agencies.
“Over my 30 years in broadcasting I have had the pleasure of working with most of the United Way agencies in one capacity or another,” said Anderson. “This position seemed like a no-brainer. The chance to give back to the community where I was born is a true honor and I can’t wait to get started”
Evans added, “I consider it an honor to be asked to work with the United Way to help improve the lives of people in need. Friends and neighbors helping friends and neighbors—nobody does it better than the people in Alaska‘s Interior. It’s one of the reasons I love it here.”
Glen Anderson was born and raised in Fairbanks and attended both West Valley High school and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Glen began his broadcasting career in 1981 at KMPS radio (now KSUA) where he met Jerry Evans. For more than 15 years, Anderson was the emcee and opening act for the Fairbanks Resource Agency’s annual Comedy Night. He also served as a scout master for local cub scouts, served on a number of boards and was a coach for youth basketball leagues for several years. Anderson is the Operations Manager for Last Frontier Mediactive’s six local radio stations where he hosts the XROCK morning show on 95 DOT 9 and does live play by play sports on KCBF ESPN radio. Glen and his wife of 21 years, Maria have two children –daughter Ryan, 16 and their son Mason, 20.
Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Jerry Evans grew up in Fairbanks and received his radio operator’s license at age 16. He started his media career as a military photographic specialist in the United States Marine Corp. Jerry is currently the Director of Programming and Operations at KUAC FM. His wife of 21 years, Dana is the principal at Barnette Magnet School. They have one son, Skyler, 20, who also loves doing stand-up comedy.
Onstage and on radio, Jerry and Glen have worked together doing good things for more than 30 years. In 1983 they teamed up as volunteer hosts of the nightly “Radios in Motion” show on KSUA. In 1987, Glenner and Jerry teamed up once again to host “The Wake Up Call” on K-WOLF 98.1, then again on “Live from Crapper Creek” on KXLR. They have released four comedy recordings with all proceeds going to various charities. A little-known fact is that by mayoral decree, Jerry and Glenner are Fairbanks' Official Ambassadors of Leisure. They are also North Pole's Official Ambassadors of Humor and Goodwill. Anderson and Evans formed the Fairbanks Funny Festival back in 2002, including the annual Junior Funny Fest for Kids, as a fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
The United Way of the Tanana Valley, a social service organization responsible for mobilizing resources to improve conditions in the local community, has been helping to build a better life for all people in the Tanana Valley since 1956. The UWTV partners with 21 agencies throughout the area. For more information on United Way of the Tanana Valley, visit www.unitedwaytv.com or “like” UWTananaValley on Facebook.