.

KCHU Valdez FM Project

398
Views
KCHU Valdez FM Project

If you support Public Radio, especially in underserved communities, please donate to help KCHU better serve its community.  Alaska stations are in trouble due to the loss of State of Alaska funds.  It's a hard time to try to accomplish a capital project.  But support for this project, as well as ... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


If you support Public Radio, especially in underserved communities, please donate to help KCHU better serve its community.  Alaska stations are in trouble due to the loss of State of Alaska funds.  It's a hard time to try to accomplish a capital project.  But support for this project, as well as accomplishing it, will help show our other funders our commitment to our mission as well as help us provide needed services.

Terminal Radio Inc began broadcasting as KCHU 770AM in Valdez Alaska in 1986.  The choice to broadcast on the AM rather than the FM band was deliberate.  AM signals carry much farther across the water than FM.  KCHU broadcasts in AM in order to help ensure that vessels in Prince William Sound have access to marine weather, emergency broadcasts, and fisheries information as well as all our other programming.  Over the years TRI has expanded, adding two additional stations, KXKM 89.7FM in McCarthy and KXGA 90.5FM in Glennallen, plus four FM translators, all of which carry the broadcasts generated on our AM transmitter in Valdez.  Our broadcast area now covers approximately 45,000 square miles of rural Alaska with a year-round population of between ten and fifteen thousand people.

While our AM broadcast out of Valdez is as vital as ever, for all the same reasons, over the years people have gotten out of the habit of tuning in to the AM band, especially in search of a Public Radio station.  This especially applies to younger people, many of whom never listen to AM at all.  This has caused a decrease in memberships in the largest community in our broadcast area and a reduction in donations from visitors who appreciate being able to get their public radio while away from home.   Like most radio stations, our highest listener traffic is during 'drive-time' as people are going to and from work.  Unfortunately,  new vehicles do not come equipped with radios that can pick up an AM signal. 

The addition of an FM signal in Valdez will help solve those problems.  With the addition of some specialized equipment, it will also make it possible to do Valdez-specific programming that doesn't apply to the rest of our large listening area.  This would include emergency response information in the case of blizzard, flood, earthquake or tsunami, all of which the area is prone to, as well as enabling us to air City Council and School Board meetings without pre-empting programming more relevant to people hundreds of road miles away from Valdez. 

We need to demonstrate support for this project.  Not only do we need the funds to help us accomplish this large, expensive goal, but we need to match what we request from granting agencies.  Unfortunately, City of Valdez, while initially reaching an almost unanimous consensus to grant $50,000 toward it via a Community Service Organization grant, removed the line item from the City Budget after intense lobbying by the owners of the local commercial radio station. 

So we're turning to the public for that support. 

No update found.

badge KCHU Valdez FM Project

$400 of $50,000

raised from 4 people

KCHU Valdez FM Project

Susan Stade Bergstrom, on behalf of

Termina Radio Inc

We want to be able to provide Valdez-specific programming and reach more people in the area. Community support is vital to this project. Your donation will help us show that we have it. Every $ helps.

Susan Stade Bergstrom

Sue has been around for a long time. She spent fifteen years on the KCHU Board of Directors and has worked at the station for seven. Community members have seen her at KCHU and City-wide events, for which she frequently cooks. Even if you dont recognize her face, you will probably recognize her voice from years of on-air fundraisers and phone conversations as well as Monday afternoons, when her alter-ego Sally Sage hosts Eras of Country. Sue was promoted to the new Director of Business and Administration position in October 2021.

Valdez, Alaska

Recent Donations

  • $25.00

    Erin McKinstry

    11 days ago

  • $25.00

    Susan Stade Bergstrom

    11 days ago

    We need public radio broadcasting in FM in Valdez so people can find it.

  • $100.00

    3 months ago

  • $250.00

    3 months ago

KCHU Valdez FM Project

badge KCHU Valdez FM Project

$400 of $50,000

raised from 4 people

KCHU Valdez FM Project

Susan Stade Bergstrom, on behalf of

Termina Radio Inc

We want to be able to provide Valdez-specific programming and reach more people in the area. Community support is vital to this project. Your donation will help us show that we have it. Every $ helps.

Susan Stade Bergstrom

Sue has been around for a long time. She spent fifteen years on the KCHU Board of Directors and has worked at the station for seven. Community members have seen her at KCHU and City-wide events, for which she frequently cooks. Even if you dont recognize her face, you will probably recognize her voice from years of on-air fundraisers and phone conversations as well as Monday afternoons, when her alter-ego Sally Sage hosts Eras of Country. Sue was promoted to the new Director of Business and Administration position in October 2021.

Valdez, Alaska

Recent Donations

  • $25.00

    Erin McKinstry

    11 days ago

  • $25.00

    Susan Stade Bergstrom

    11 days ago

    We need public radio broadcasting in FM in Valdez so people can find it.

  • $100.00

    3 months ago

  • $250.00

    3 months ago

KCHU Valdez FM Project

If you support Public Radio, especially in underserved communities, please donate to help KCHU better serve its community.  Alaska stations are in trouble due to the loss of State of Alaska funds.  It's a hard time to try to accomplish a capital project.  But support for this project, as well as ... Read More

Youhelp Share

Campaign URL:


If you support Public Radio, especially in underserved communities, please donate to help KCHU better serve its community.  Alaska stations are in trouble due to the loss of State of Alaska funds.  It's a hard time to try to accomplish a capital project.  But support for this project, as well as accomplishing it, will help show our other funders our commitment to our mission as well as help us provide needed services.

Terminal Radio Inc began broadcasting as KCHU 770AM in Valdez Alaska in 1986.  The choice to broadcast on the AM rather than the FM band was deliberate.  AM signals carry much farther across the water than FM.  KCHU broadcasts in AM in order to help ensure that vessels in Prince William Sound have access to marine weather, emergency broadcasts, and fisheries information as well as all our other programming.  Over the years TRI has expanded, adding two additional stations, KXKM 89.7FM in McCarthy and KXGA 90.5FM in Glennallen, plus four FM translators, all of which carry the broadcasts generated on our AM transmitter in Valdez.  Our broadcast area now covers approximately 45,000 square miles of rural Alaska with a year-round population of between ten and fifteen thousand people.

While our AM broadcast out of Valdez is as vital as ever, for all the same reasons, over the years people have gotten out of the habit of tuning in to the AM band, especially in search of a Public Radio station.  This especially applies to younger people, many of whom never listen to AM at all.  This has caused a decrease in memberships in the largest community in our broadcast area and a reduction in donations from visitors who appreciate being able to get their public radio while away from home.   Like most radio stations, our highest listener traffic is during 'drive-time' as people are going to and from work.  Unfortunately,  new vehicles do not come equipped with radios that can pick up an AM signal. 

The addition of an FM signal in Valdez will help solve those problems.  With the addition of some specialized equipment, it will also make it possible to do Valdez-specific programming that doesn't apply to the rest of our large listening area.  This would include emergency response information in the case of blizzard, flood, earthquake or tsunami, all of which the area is prone to, as well as enabling us to air City Council and School Board meetings without pre-empting programming more relevant to people hundreds of road miles away from Valdez. 

We need to demonstrate support for this project.  Not only do we need the funds to help us accomplish this large, expensive goal, but we need to match what we request from granting agencies.  Unfortunately, City of Valdez, while initially reaching an almost unanimous consensus to grant $50,000 toward it via a Community Service Organization grant, removed the line item from the City Budget after intense lobbying by the owners of the local commercial radio station. 

So we're turning to the public for that support. 

No update found.

  • YouHelp only works with USA nonprofit organizations
  • YouHelp edits, optimizes text and resizes campaign images
  • YouHelp provides an onboarding checklist for fundraisers
  • YouHelp verifies nonprofits and provides a Trust and Safety Badge
  • YouHelp never touches the nonprofit's money
  • YouHelp spotlights fundraisers across all YouHelp social media channels
  • YouHelp's donation processing rate is only 2.2% +30 cents per transaction
  • YouHelp uses processors that provide immediate access to your funds
  • YouHelp offers recurring donations
  • YouHelp gets you in front of thousands of donors

GrantWatch Services

Which GrantWatch service solves your fundraising needs? Grants for nonprofits, small businesses and individuals; free crowdfunding to raise money for anything; grant writing jobs & services; latest grant news and a place to showcase your cause; or grant writing training.

grantwatch

Apply for Grants for
Nonprofits & Schools

Learn More
grantwriter

Hire a Grant Writer
Join the GrantWriterTeam

Learn More
YouHelp

Create a Nonprofit Fundraiser
YouHelp.com

Learn More