AlaskaOne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
AlaskaOne
Alaskaone.png
statewide Alaska
(except Anchorage)
United States
ChannelsAnalog: see table below
Digital: see table below
BrandingAlaskaOne
Programming
AffiliationsPBS
Ownership
Ownervarious, see table below
History
First air date
1995; 26 years ago (1995)
Last air date
July 1, 2012; 9 years ago (July 1, 2012)
Call sign meaning
see table below
Technical information
Facility IDsee table below
ERPsee table below
HAATsee table below
Transmitter coordinatessee table below
Links
Websitewww.alaskaone.org

AlaskaOne (or Alaska One) was a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member network of public television stations based in Fairbanks, Alaska from 1995 to 2012. It served communities in Alaska outside Anchorage. It was operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

It comprised five stations:

KUAC-TV was the flagship station. The other four stations were locally owned, and occasionally broke off from the main AlaskaOne feed to air local programming. KUAC's massive translator network in the Alaska Interior aired the full network schedule.

KYUK-TV originally aired on full-power channel 4 in Bethel, but reportedly ceased operation and had its license deleted by the FCC on March 20, 2009.[1] According to KYUK's website, in 2004 its signal was moved to low-power K15AV.[2] However, it renamed the low-powered TV station as KYUK-LP (now KYUK-LD).

KUAC-TV signed on in 1971 as the first public television station in Alaska. KYUK followed in 1972, with KTOO coming online in 1978. The three stations merged into the AlaskaOne network in 1995.[3]

Some AlaskaOne programs were also seen on Alaska's omnibus network, the Alaska Rural Communications Service, which is partially owned by AlaskaOne.

The organization also operates a radio network, which uses material from National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Alaska Public Radio Network, and CoastAlaska.

In November 2011, AlaskaOne's corporate entity, Alaska Public Broadcasting Service, voted to transfer the network's operations from KUAC-TV to KAKM effective July 1, 2012. Claiming that this arrangement would do financial harm to KUAC, UAF announced on December 8 that KUAC-TV would leave AlaskaOne and revert to being a separate station at that time.[3] On July 1, KUAC-TV officially relaunched as a separate station, while KTOO-TV and KYUK merged with KAKM to form Alaska Public Television.

Stations[edit]

Station City of license Channels
Virtual / Digital
Owner First air date Last air date Call letters’
meaning
Sister station(s) ERP
(Digital)
HAAT
(Digital)
Facility ID Transmitter Coordinates Website
KUAC-TV Fairbanks 9 / 9 (VHF) University of Alaska December 22, 1971 (49 years ago) (1971-12-22) N/A University of
Alaska
College
KUAC-FM 30 kW 168.9 m 69315 64°54′40.3″N 147°46′47.5″W / 64.911194°N 147.779861°W / 64.911194; -147.779861 (KUAC-TV) www.kuac.org
KTOO-TV Juneau 3 / 10 (VHF) Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc. October 1, 1978 (42 years ago) (1978-10-01) N/A N/A KTOO 1 kW -363 m 8651 58°18′4.8″N 134°25′13.6″W / 58.301333°N 134.420444°W / 58.301333; -134.420444 (KTOO-TV) www.ktoo.org
Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML

KUCB-LP, channel 8, is a low-powered station operating at 10 watts. Further information about the station is unavailable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio-Info: "DTV transition claims more stations", 3/31/2009". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
  2. ^ "KYUK.org: About". Archived from the original on December 19, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Split in Alaska public TV consortium". Television Business Report. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]