UA budget cuts will slash 56% of KUAC budget over six-year period

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On Thursday, KUAC issued a press release addressing budget cuts from the University of Alaska.

UAF's public radio and television station, KUAC will see 6 years in a row with budget cuts for the radio and television station, totaling a 56% decrease in funds from the University.
Television shows, such as 'Doctor Who' and 'The Red Green Show' will eventually no longer air, but children's programming will remain, since they are provided by the Public Broadcasting Service.
In addition, effective September 1st, KUAC will terminate it's membership with the Alaska Public Radio Network, or APRN.

KUAC's General Manager, Keith Martin, discusses the impact of losing APRN.

"It's going to be huge. APRN, we consider (to be) a very integral part of our programming on our FM side, and our Alaska news distribution. And the fact that we contribute to APRN and APRN uses our stories statewide and we get statewide stories from them. So Interior Alaska will know what's going on. That's going to be greatly diminished, and it will be diminished in Fairbanks and all of our translator communities."