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Coffee@KYUK

Weekdays after the news, closing out the 8 o'clock and noon hours; 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Sometimes light, sometimes serious. "Coffee@KYUK" is where our community connects.

Ways to Connect

John Active carving up some pike for a co-worker lunch at KYUK in 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

On Friday evening, the late and beloved John Active will be inducted into the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. John died in June of this year after working with KYUK for more than 40 years in both radio and television as a journalist, Yup’ik translator, storyteller, talk show host, and radio personality. 


Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Both John and Valerie Pingayak are from Chevak. David Chanar was John's inspiration in learning how to play the guitar. He now sings gospel songs, and his children have picked it up as well.


The #BethelGives logo.
Bethel Community Services Foundation

The #BethelGives campaign begins today and will run until Giving Tuesday, which falls on November 27 this year. One donation to the campaign goes to support 11 local organizations: Bethel Search & Rescue, Bethel Winter House, Bethel Council on the Arts, Tundra Women's Coalition, Bethel Friends of Canines, YK Delta Lifesavers, Future Delta Nurses, KYUK, Bethel Family Clinic, Kuskokwim Consortium Library, and Yuut Elitnaurviat. You can make a donation at AC, Swanson's, bcsfoundation.org, bethelgives.org, or by calling Lisa Whalen at (907) 545-1855.


Petra Harpak / KYUK

Trunk or Treat will go from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center parking lot. The United Pentecostal Church will host a Hallelujah Party starting at 6 p.m. and have requested that attendees do not wear costumes. In the audio clip below, John Active tells a scary story of hairy hands.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Freeze up is right around the corner. The lakes are frozen at Nikolai, and there are ice flows at Sleetmute. At Kwethluk, however, the river is still open. With the changing conditions, travel can be dangerous. Anyone who plans on traveling should file a trip plan with the Alaska State Troopers to make life easier for emergency responders and search and rescue groups.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

The Bethel Lions Club will hold a Food Bank on October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. until noon; volunteers are always welcome to help out. For more information call Susan Taylor at (907) 543-4368 or (907) 545-7524.

Mike McIntyre

Larry Lake of Chevak was working at the Chevak school when he felt an earthquake on October 24, 2018. Harley Sundown of Scammon Bay was watching TV and Winnie Sheldon of Alakanuk was in bed playing games on her cell phone when each of them felt the same thing.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

In our conversation with Bill Howell Jr., he talks about personal life events that happened to him while living in Bethel and Nome. He's been butchering meat for most of his life.

A conversation about Alaska's Energy Desk reporting with our own Energy Desk Reporter, Krysti Shallenberger and guest Annie Feidt, Alaska Energy Desk Editor.


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