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KNBA to Share Statewide Live Radio Broadcast of 2019 AFN Convention

Oct 7, 2019 | Alaska Native, Media & Arts, News

ANCHORAGE—90.3 FM KNBA will produce and air full coverage of the 2019 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, October 17-19, from the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. Now in its twenty-third year producing the live broadcast, KNBA brings back an award-winning team of producers featuring key programming moments:

Each broadcast day starts at 8 a.m. with the comprehensive hour-long radio program, AFN: Alaska’s Native Voice, hosted by Antonia Gonzales, producer and anchor of National Native News. The program features live interviews with key stakeholders.

The KNBA AFN Live Feed begins at 9 a.m. with a host and co-host guiding the audience through the important speakers and activities happening live from the main podium.

A daily, five-minute AFN Newscast, led by KNBA news director Tripp Crouse, will summarize the daily AFN activity.

The AFN broadcast team includes KNBA’s news director Tripp Crouse, Antonia Gonzales of National Native News, reporter Emily Schwing from Reveal, Center for Investigative Reporting, and KYUK reporter Krysti Shallenberger. We also welcome back Native Voice One network manager Bob Petersen as the AFN Live Feed host and Nola Daves Moses, the distribution director for NV1.

The annual production is an important opportunity for the Alaska Native community, and all of Alaska, to be in touch with critical issues of public policy, opportunities, challenges, reports from political leaders and expert panels, and community leaders’ hopes for the future. Alaska stations historically using the broadcast include KBRW (Barrow), KYUK (Bethel), KOTZ (Kotzebue), KUHB (St. Paul), KHNS (Haines), and KIAL (Unalaska).

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