KYUK Board of Directors Openings

KYUK/Bethel Broadcasting Inc. has two openings on the Board of Directors.  

The Board is responsible for steering KYUK  to a sustainable future with sound planning, governance and financial oversight.
KYUK is the oldest Native-owned media organization in the United States and the only station providing daily news in an indigenous language.
One of the seats is at large, meaning the applicant can be from anywhere.  
The other seat is open only to someone currently living in the coastal region including the following villages: Chevak, Hooper Bay, Scammon Bay, Nightmute, Newtok, Toksook Bay, Mekoryuk and Tununak.  
All seats are three year terms.   The board meets regularly on a quarterly basis with extra committee meetings at various times. 
To apply, or for more info, send a resume and letter of interest to by May 31st.

Longtime Board Director, and Chairperson, Max Angellan of Bethel. Photo by Katie Basile.


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.

Johanna Eurich

KYUK Managing Editor Steve Heimel has received honors from the 29th Alaska Legislature for his more than 50 years of contributions to Alaska public radio and journalism.

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.

KYUK Names Iverson as New General Manager

Jun 14, 2016

KYUK AM/FM/TV has named longtime employee Shane Iverson as it’s new General Manager.


Iverson has worked at KYUK for ten years and currently serves as the Director of Content and Operations for the non-profit public media organization.

“From his current position, Shane has shown the board he can lead our multi-media organization in the 21st century,” said KYUK’s Board Chairman Max Angellan.


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.