KTNA - FM 88.9 - Talkeetna, AK

Alaska's Native Voice

Talkeetna Community Radio (KTNA) germinated in the 1980′s, when local residents began working to bring radio to the northern Susitna Valley communities, for public safety and community enrichment. Our foundation mission: To operate a non-profit, educational, community radio station with local access; to provide a broad base of educational, cultural ... See more and informational programming to challenge, broaden and enrich the listening audience; to foster a sense of community within the Upper Susitna Valley; and to share programming and services with a larger Alaskan community. This mission was distilled into a core purpose and long-term strategic direction by the board, staff and involved members during strategic planning in 2006. Our core purpose is: Connecting Community Through Radio. Our strategic direction is: to become the universal medium for the local community to share informa­tion and entertainment, and to give voice to the community’s unique identity, culture, and concerns. KTNA began broadcasting in early 1993, with 1000 watts at the FM frequency 88.5, from a small log cabin on Second Street in Talkeetna. In the intervening sixteen years the station has evolved in many ways, becoming an essential resource for the community. KTNA began with a skeletal, barely paid staff and many local volunteers, and it has evolved into a full-service community station where volunteers continue to be our core.