Talkeetna Community Radio (KTNA 88.9fm) provides a broad base of educational, cultural, and informative programming to enrich and connect the community in the upper Susitna Valley. We meet that mission through radio, website (www.ktna.org), live streaming of our broadcast, social media, and podcasting. The Susitna Valley is a rural area in south-central Alaska with several unincorporated communities. Approximately 4,500 full-time residents live within the broadcast radius, but the population swells substantially in the summer to support a vibrant tourist economy. KTNA presents a wide variety of programming twenty-four hours every day, drawing from National Public Radio, Alaska Public Radio Network, and other national and independent program distributors. Beyond national news and cultural programs, KTNA offers local news, educational and informative programming, music with local DJs, and emergency broadcast services. KTNA celebrated 25 years on-air in 2018.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
KTNA's operating budget is roughly $280,000 per year. About a third of that budget is raised locally through individual contributions, direct program support from the for-profit and not-for-profit community, and revenue raised through several special events held through the year. KTNA raises approximately 2% of its operating funds from individual gifts through the Pick.Click.Give program. These funds help to support our local news reporting.