Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation (KBC) is a nonprofit media center which provides Native radio programming through Alaska Native governance and operation. KBC’s national radio programming consists of National Native News, Native America Calling and Earthsongs. In addition, KBC owns and operates KNBA (90.3 FM), located in Anchorage, Alaska, the first Native radio station in an urban market.
Cook Inlet Region, Inc., a corporation created under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, was instrumental in deleveloping KBC. KBC was founded February 1992 and is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The word "koahnic" is of Athabascan origin and was chosen for the name of the corporation due to its meaning "live air."  KBC is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On June 28, 2010, KBC aired its first international broadcast broadcasting the 11th Inuit Circumpolar Council's General Assembly from Greenland to North America.
The primary mission of KBC is to bring Native voices to Alaska and the nation with its core purpose being to broadcast the Native voice.
- National Native News (NNN) is a radio show which airs news relating to Native issues on 137 radio stations. This show began in 1987 with a distribution to 30 stations and is the “only daily news and information program produced from a Native perspective”. NNN is a five-minute program that is distributed by Native Voice One (NV1). This show is produced in Albuquerque, NM.
- Native America Calling (NAC) is a live radio show that allows listeners to call in and discuss issues that are relevant to native communities. NAC is distributed via Native Voice One (NV1) to 52 stations and on the internet.
- Earthsongs is a radio show that features Native music. Earthsongs is produced by KBC and distributed by Native Voice One (NV1).
- Stories of our People is a radio show that is edited from 50 hours of taped interviews and narratives told by Native Americans.
- Native Word of the Day is a radio program that delivers a Native American word of the day.
National Training Center
KBC's National Training Center, once known as the Indigenous Broadcast Center and founded in 1992, provides training opportunities for Alaska Natives and Native Americans interested in broadcasting career. The center provides on-site workshops, The Alaska Native Youth Media Institute and an intership program.
Board of Directors
- Kathy Mayo, (Chair) CAO for Tanana Chiefs Conference
- Lisa Nason, (Vice Chair)
- Rod Worl, (Secretary) Chief Executive Officer, The Eyak Corporation
- Ricardo Lopez, (Treasurer) Program Officer, Alaska Community Foundation
- Ethan Schutt, Sr. Vice President-Land and Energy, CIRI
- Cindy Bailey, Director Regional Government & Community Affairs at BP
- Geri Storer, Vice President, Bristol Bay Native Corporation
- Debra Call, Tyonek Native Corporation
- Amber McDonald, President, Evolution Strategies
Community Advisory Board
- Inez Webb (Chair)
- Dennis McMillan
- Russel Pounds
- Glen Olson
- David Callahan
- Jason Evans
- Beatty, Shyanne - Native Voice One Network Manager, Former Producer/Host of Earthsongs, Former KNBA On Air Host
- Cleland, Larry - Director of Corporate Support
- Daves Moses, Nola - Native Voice One Distribution Director
- Dixon, Loren - Director of Programming and Operations
- Gatewood, Tara - NAC Host & Producer
- Gonzales, Antonia - Producer & Anchor of National Native News
- Lawton, Thea - Senior Resource Development Specialist
- Moore, Mike - Acting Chief Financial Officer
- Preston, Danny - KNBA On Air Host / Music Director
- Sallee, Alexis - Earthsongs Producer/Host,
- Sallee, Jaclyn - President/CEO
- Sather, Charles - Chief Engineer
- Schatz, Carol - Chief Operating Officer
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- Native Voice One (2010). Retrieved from http://www.nv1.org/programs.html
- Native America Calling (2010). Retrieved from http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/nac_about.shtml
- Earthsongs (2010). Retrieved from http://www.earthsongs.net/
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