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New online radio stream offers music, podcasts and more across Alaska


A new online radio station has launched in Alaska, providing 24 hours of daily streaming content. The RIVR, Rising Indigenous Voices Radio, is now live at www.therivr.net and plays a curated selection of pop, hip-hop, alternative and EDM music as well as a regular rotation of contemporary indigenous music and nationally syndicated podcasts.

Developed with Alaska Native youth in mind, the RIVR will focus on providing content that will be both new and familiar to Alaskans, and the digital component will allow listeners from all over the world to tune in. The station will feature nationally syndicated programs and podcasts, and offer a platform to Native youth perspectives.

“This station is going to have a little bit of everything and it’s going to be a great place to discover new stuff – modern favorites and music that some listeners might have never heard before,” said James Dommek Jr., producer and director of the station. “What’s especially exciting is that it will be a great place for people from all over to discover contemporary indigenous artists, who are forging sounds and styles that speak to their roots while stepping into completely new territory.”

The station streams in high-definition sound quality and will be produced as a component of Koahnic Broadcast Coporation’s operations.  

About Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is a nonprofit, Alaska Native governed and operated media center located in Anchorage, Alaska. Its mission is to be the leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska and the nation. Its programming includes National Native News, Native America Calling, Earthsongs, Stories of Our People and Native Word of the Day.

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