Shane Iverson

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 director of content and operations.

Shane has been living in Bethel since 2003. His wife is  from Bethel/Akiak. They have three children and their two school age children attend the Yup'ik language immersion school in Bethel.

Before moving to Alaska he was born and raised near Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Shane's career has focused on providing people with the best information possible about events and trends affecting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. He shares in KYUK's passion for informing, educating and entertaining the region.

When Shane’s not at work he can be found fishing on the Kuskokwim, hunting on the Yukon or coaching youth sports in Bethel. He also loves to pukuk. Shane’s favorite native foods are salmon head, caribou pateq (bone marrow) and pressure-cooked moose knee.

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This is a critical time for KYUK to be providing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with the best information in order to keep our communities as safe as possible. Our goal over the coming months will be to live up to our mission of delivering public health and safety information, while taking necessary precautions to keep our small staff healthy and functional and reduce spreading the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Hayden Lieb captured his fourth straight state title.
Shane Iverson

On Saturday, Dec. 21, the Bethel Warriors won their seventh team state title of the decade with a string of dominating championship-round performances at the Alaska Airlines Center. After being outscored on the first day of competition, the Warriors pulled ahead of runner-up Glennallen, 191.5 to 176. The win capped a historic high school career for senior Hayden Lieb, who is now just the 12th wrestler in Alaska’s history to win four state championships.


We are excited to announce that KYUK has secured over $350,000 to digitize a portion of our audio and video archive, which will be made available online.

Carolyn McLaurin / KYUK

Individual donors provided the YK Delta’s only public media organization with just over $30,000 during this year’s fall fundraiser. The campaign concluded Friday, October 13.

KYUK Staff

KYUK public media is turning to Bethel and the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta villages to raise $35,000 in individual donations during this year's Fall Fundraiser.

Photo by KYUK-Myka Kernak

This year KYUK News received eight awards for excellence in journalism from the Alaska Press Club, a renowned collection of journalists from throughout the state.   

The awards show that KYUK continues to be recognized by media peers throughout the state for our dedication to meaningful news stories.

Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Two candidates are running in the August Democratic primary, vying to represent House District 38 in the Alaska Legislature: incumbent Bob Herron and challenger Zach Fansler. KYUK News will be reporting on the campaign throughout the summer. And before starting this reporting, we want to address something. Zach Fansler is a KYUK employee. He’s the Development Director and helps the radio station raise money. Fansler is not involved in the News Department, and KYUK has created procedures to maintain that separation for all employees.

We’re excited to announce KYUK has hired Steve Heimel and Johanna Eurich, two longtime Alaska journalists and radio hosts, as the new Managing Editors for our news team.

In April KYUK provided live coverage of a meeting called by several tribes within the Association of Village Council Presidents. There was quite a bit of discussion that questioned and criticized the leadership practices of AVCP.

We received several comments about this broadcast. Most people were grateful they had an opportunity to listen to the meeting. Others felt it was inappropriate for us to air the event because it was not officially sanctioned by AVCP.