Formed in the late 1940's, the Club has initiated and promoted
community enrichment projects with such firsts as Girdwood's: first school,
fire department, library, theatre group, alpine ski area, community park,
and FM radio in Glacier Valley; and relay television broadcast system
along Turnagain arm.
The Club is organized to promote education, information and communication
in the Turnagain Arm Area and operate community broadcast facilities and
other non-profit communication and educational services.
As a local access facility we are immediately responsive to the needs
of our community. Studies have shown that Alaskans are do-it-yourselfers;
they are educated by participating in, as well as passively enjoying arts
and technology. We will continue to provide an outlet for the creativity
and energy of the community, as well as an education in broadcasting arts.
We are training and using many members of the community in all phases
of radio station operations. Students in all grades have demonstrated
their interests in producing programs and operating as on-air personalities.
Summer and winter outdoor adventurers will learn more of their hostile
environment through public service announcements, actively reporting on
events, and becoming involved in public service activities. Flood,
avalanche and earthquake have sometimes isolated this area with inadequate
public communications. The radio station is part of the local disaster
Music is a large part of our lives. We present the leading edge
of new music and styles from around the world and will continue to be
a forum for musicians, spoken word artists, radio playwrights and readers.
Growing pains have turned us into a politically divisive lot and we've
discovered the need for and benefits of live broadcasting of governing
bodies and discussions of hot topics and turmoil.
We will be using radio as an instrument of expanding peoples' awareness.
Long-time residents will be better able to understand the ever-accelerating
rate of change, as well as newcomers understanding the heritage and culture
of this area they have chosen to explore. We accomplish this by
telling and letting others tell about the ongoing way of living in this
area and elsewhere.
We will become a bridge and a channel to bring people together by giving
them a sense of community. We will provide information to help equip
listeners for personal and community decision-making. Already, the
more than 100 people who have trained in our production facility have
demonstrated their respect for the equipment, the facility, and the community.
And theyhave the respect of the community!
THE AIRWAVES Free-form, eclectic,free-speech and open mic, present a
greater understanding of human relationships through open mindedness.
These ideals represent the true spirit of Community Radio. Public access
and dozens of local on-air personalities strengthen the sense of community,
communication and interaction.