Johanna Eurich

Managing Editor

Johanna Eurich's vivid broadcast productions have been widely heard on National Public Radio since 1978. She spent her childhood speaking Thai, then learned English as a teenager and was educated at a dance academy, boarding schools and with leading intellectuals at her grandparents' dinner table in Philadelphia.

Eurich learned broadcasting in 1974 and helped advocate for the work of independent radio producers and stations. She moved to Alaska to be News Director of KSKA in Anchorage after helping put WVMR on the air - a solar heated radio station in one of the poorest parts of Appalachia. 

She has worked for the Alaska Public Radio Network, KTNA in Talkeetna, KDLG in Dillingham, as well as periods at KCUK, in Chevak and KBRW in Barrow. She was at KYUK in 1996 and returned as Managing Editor in 2016.

Bethel High School Junior Amara Freeman and Senior Kelly O'Brien join the hundreds of thousands across the nation who marched for stricter gun regulation in the "March for Our Lives" on March 24, 2018.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation marched for more gun regulation this Saturday. In Bethel, about 30 people joined the movement, carrying signs and walking the slushy shoulder of Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Most of those who took to the Bethel streets were students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and grandparents. Some remembered the school shooting in Bethel more than 20 years ago; the teenage students in the march have grown up amid the threat of mass shootings. KYUK brings you the voices of those marching in Bethel.


Bethel survives to play another match in the state 3A girls basketball tournament.

Bill Ferguson exits a voting booth at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, one of two available precincts in Bethel, Alaska on November 8, 2016.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Alaska elections officials are struggling to put methods in place to translate the state's election ballot into an array of diverse Alaska Native languages. 

Tiffany Zulkosky is one of three candidates that House District 38's nominating committee forwarded to the governor this week.
Courtesy of Tiffany Zulkosky

Three people have been forwarded by the region’s Democrats as possible candidates for Zach Fansler’s replacement as State Representative for House District 38. On Wednesday, KYUK presented the first of three profiles with the nominees.

BethelGives... A Lot

Feb 21, 2018
Tundra Women's Coalition receiving their BethelGives check. From left to right: Randy Hinz, CJ Pleasant, Eileen Arnold, Molly Graham, Marilla Handley.
Bethel Gives

This past holiday season, Bethel dug deep into its collective pockets to help the community. The #BethelGives campaign, in its second year, raised $35,000. That’s about $10,000 more than it did the first year.

Dictionaries for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region's third graders.
Donlin Gold

Third graders in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region are getting dictionaries courtesy of Donlin Gold.

Sophomore Hayden Lieb, 145 lbs. of BRHS, won his second consecutive State Championship, defeating Jonas Heepe from Klawock High School on December 16, 2017.
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

For the second year in a row, the Bethel Wrestlers brought home the gold. Senior Thomas Dyment capped off his last year in a big way, becoming Bethel Regional High School’s first ever four-time State Champion when he beat Maxim Kusnetsov from Voznesenka High School.

Salmon caught during the June 24, 2017 gillnet opening on the Kuskokwim.
Teresa Cotsirilos / KYUK Public Media

Christmas may have come early for subsistence fishermen looking toward next season on the Kuskokwim River as biologists expect a healthy king salmon run there this summer. The preliminary estimate calls for 140,000 to 190,000 kings to swim up the Kuskokwim River in 2018.

Johanna Eurich / KYUK

Natalie Hanson, a former Bethel resident, is in Europe to compete in the World Powerlifting Championships, which start Friday. Hanson is an Olympic level athlete who got her Powerlifting start in in a tiny gym in South Anchorage called “Southside Strength and Fitness.” That’s where she was working out last week, just days before  flying off to Pilsen, in the Czech Republic, to compete against the top athletes in the world.

Darren Lieb / KYUK

This weekend, the Bethel Warrior Boys came home with the wrestling championship from the Anchorage Christian Schools Tournament after holding off a tough Homer Mariners team to do so. The difference between first and second place was only 14.5 points.

The Bethel Girls team wrestled their way to fourth place in the team standings.