AlaskaOne

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AlaskaOne
Alaskaone.png
statewide Alaska
(except Anchorage)
Branding AlaskaOne
Channels Analog: see table below
Digital: see table below
Affiliations PBS
Owner various, see table below
First air date 1995
Last air date July 1, 2012
Call letters' meaning see table below
Transmitter power see table below
Height see table below
Facility ID see table below
Transmitter coordinates see table below
Website www.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 of 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 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 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 N/A N/A KTOO-FM 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

KUCB, 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.
  2. ^ "KYUK.org: About". Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Split in Alaska public TV consortium". Television Business Report. December 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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