KYUK AM

People

  • Wellness Program Producer

    Aleina Tanabe was KYUK's first Jesuit Volunteer. She worked as KYUK's Wellness Program Producer from 2017 to 2018. Aleina grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and studied Biology and Sociology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. After graduating, she...

  • News Director

  • Reporter

    Christine Trudeau is a public radio reporter covering government and education for KYUK, serving the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta based in Bethel. She is a 2018-19 Investigative Fellow with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting....

  • Videographer/Editor/Graphic Designer

    Dean first showed up at KYUK as a volunteer in 1986 on a Sunday night  show called Radio Free Bethel, co-hosted with Craig McMahan (Martin McKenna).

    In 1988 Dean was hired as master control operator for TV.

    In 1990 Dean became the...

  • Wellness Programming Producer

    Gabby Hiestand Salgado is a first year Jesuit Volunteer and is the new Wellness Programming Producer. She was raised in Seattle, Washington and went to school at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where she studied...

  • Yup'ik Translator & On-Air Host

    Julia was born in Bethel and grew up in Tuntutuliak. She was born the last of 6 children. She was raised in a Yup’ik household and spoke only Yup’ik until she was about 10 years old. 

    Julia was married in 1995 and moved to Kwigillingok....

  • Multimedia Producer/Director

    Katie Basile is a photographer and multimedia storyteller from Bethel, Alaska. 

    After graduating with a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Montana, Katie lived in Prague and interned with Spectrum Pictures. Eventually she...

  • General Manager

    Shane was hired as General Manager of KYUK in July of 2016 after a decade of work with the station.  He first served as a station volunteer and then moved into a paid position as a news reporter before transitioning to radio director and then...