Bethel Broadcasting, Incorporated
|Broadcast area||Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta (Southwestern Alaska)|
|Slogan||Public Media for Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta|
|Translator(s)||91.9 K220EA Aniak, Alaska|
|First air date||May 13, 1971|
|Format||Public radio, music|
|Language(s)||English, Yupik languages|
|Class||A (former NARBA I-N)|
|Transmitter coordinates||Coordinates: (NAD83)|
|Former frequencies||580 kHz|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio
Public Radio International
Native Voice Communications
American Indian Radio on Satellite
Alaska Public Radio
|Owner||Bethel Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Sister stations||KYUK-FM, KYUK-TV (defunct)|
|Broadcast area||Yukon–Kuskokwim Delta (southwestern Alaska)|
|First air date||December 2009|
|HAAT||23 meters (75 ft)|
|Owner||Bethel Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Sister stations||KYUK (AM), KYUK-TV (defunct)|
Bethel Broadcasting, Incorporated, doing business as KYUK (AM), KYUK-FM, and KYUK-TV is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the Yup'ik Eskimo and residents of populations of southwest Alaska with local, non-commercial public radio and television. KYUK is a National Public Radio and Alaska Public Radio affiliate and PBS member station through the Alaska One Public Television Network. KYUK is located in Bethel, Alaska a town situated on the banks of the Kuskokwim River within the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta region of southwestern Alaska.
KYUK has maintained an archive of their programs and productions. The Archive has over 5,000 audio and video recordings from the mid-1970s to the present. The mission of the Archive is to preserve, organize, store and make accessible moving image and sound recordings produced by KYUK Television and Radio about the culture, language, history and contemporary life of Yup'ik people and residents of the region.
The contents of the Archive include local news footage, newscasts, long form documentaries and documentary production elements, instructional public affairs, feature magazine shows, and Yup'ik dance performance programs. Many programs were produced in both English and Yup'ik languages.
KYUK (AM) is an AM public radio clear-channel station. It is licensed for 10 kilowatts on 640 kHz (640 AM). It primarily features programming from National Public Radio and Native Voice One. The latter network occasionally airs a pair of network identification spots which originated from the station, featuring former news reporters Charles Enoch and Julia Jimmie. In these clips, Enoch and Jimmie reference nearby Tuntutuliak (the hometown of both), the station and its location on the Kuskokwim River.
KYUK (AM) claims to have been the first Native-owned and operated radio station in the United States when it first went on the air in 1971.
- "Radio". Bethel, Alaska: Bethel Broadcasting. 2010-02-26. Archived from the original on 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
- "FM Query Results - Facility ID No.: 172686". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2010-05-19. Yupik languages claim is in the application BNPED-20071019AOA (Form 340), exhibits 2 and 13.
- Mitchell, Elaine, ed. (1975). Alaska Blue Book (Second ed.). Juneau: Alaska Department of Education, Division of State Libraries. p. 157.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KYUK
- Radio-Locator Information on KYUK
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KYUK
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KYUK
- Radio-Locator information on KYUK
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KYUK