The mission of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is to be the leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska and the nation.
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Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is a non-profit, Alaska Native/Native American media center headquartered in Anchorage. Koahnic was created as a non-profit corporation in 1992 by Alaska Native preserve culture and languages, combat widespread misconceptions and prejudices against Alaska Natives, and create cross-cultural bridges. The mission of Koahnic is to be the leader in bringing Native voices to Alaska and the nation.
Koahnic operates KNBA 90.3 FM in Anchorage, the first urban Native radio station. KNBA broadcasts more than 2,000 hours of original radio programming annually, including news, public affairs and contemporary music. KNBA first signed on the air in October 1996. KNBA streams its broadcast signal 24/7 at http://www.knba.org.
Our newest service is The RIVR (Rising Indigenous Voices Radio) a youth-oriented online radio stream at therivr.net. RIVR mixes cultural and educational content with music that appeals to teens and young adults; and provides an ideal forum for youth-oriented and youth-produced programming.
Our national production center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, produces the award-winning programs Native America Calling and National Native News, distributed nationally by Koahnics program service Native Voice One. Many Alaska stations carry these programs, along with Indigefi, our national weekly contemporary indigenous music program. In addition, we produce special news and cultural programming that is shared with other Alaska stations, including annual broadcast coverage of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.
Individual donations from community members and listeners are an important resource for us, enabling us to provide programs and services to our community. Thank you for your support.