The energy at the small school basketball tournament at the Bethel Warriordome is unbelievable and you can catch all the biggest games live on KYUK 640 AM. Check out the tournament schedule and our coverage schedule. Read more →
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K300: Start to Finish
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Johnnie Evan of Tuntutuliak won this year’s Akiak Dash. The 65-mile sprint race is always a thriller for race fans who enjoy the mass start at the beginning to the close finishes.
The start of the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race and Bogus Creek 150 was notable this year as race officials asked race fans to keep their vehicles off the river because of concerns the combined weight could pose a danger on the thin river ice. Soon after the start racers endured rain most of their trip up to the Bogus Creek checkpoint.
You can experience the entire Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash unfold from start to finish and all checkpoints in-between this weekend on KYUK 640 AM and here at kyuk.org. As race fans know, our coverage times will be dependent on the conditions on the trail. One thing that won’t change is our hourly updates near the top of every hour.
KYUK K300 Weekend Race Coverage Schedule
Friday, January 16
Bogus Creek 150: Pre-race coverage live from the starting line.
The Warriors trailed for most of the first quarter and fell behind 8 points in the second quarter, until a scoring flurry in the final moments of the first half earned Bethel a lead they would hold throughout the game. Read more →
The Bethel Lady Warriors finished the Anchorage Christian School Invitational with a 43-19 victory over the Nome Lady Nanooks on Saturday morning. Read more →
The Warriors fell in the semi-final to host team, the ACS Lions, 67-59 in a game that was within 1 point for the Warriors with about 4 minutes left. Read more →
Join John Active for an unhealthy dose of terrifying and true stories he’s collected from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. There are plenty of frightening characters to give you the chills, like the Hairy Man recently encountered on 7th Avenue in Bethel, or the Cannibal Woman, and whatever it is that knocks down the pots and pans in the Senior Center.
The mission of KYUK:
We are dedicated to serving the rural Alaska and Alaska Native population of our region and responding to issues that affect the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Our mission is to educate, stimulate and inform as well as provide cultural enrichment, entertainment, and opportunity for public access and language maintenance for cultural survival.
Following KYUK’s release of video of an officer-involved shooting in Bethel, there has been some discussion online and some people have asked why KYUK released the video.
A big part of KYUK public radio’s mission is “responding to issues that affect the people of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.” Certainly, an officer-involved shooting that took place in a populated neighborhood is such an issue.
We released video of the officer-involved shooting that took place on Friday, August 15th, after much deliberation of the possible impact to the community we serve, the police officers, and to the person who was shot.
In the end, we decided to release the video because we were in a position to provide a window on the facts in a neutral way that allows those viewing the recording to make their own judgments, based on the most complete information available to date.
In addition, we reached out to an immediate family member of the man who was shot and who approved of the release.
KYUK and all media organizations are in a new world where delivering raw information online, sometimes even before it is written and produced for radio or TV, is now possible. In this case, we simultaneously released a news story to accompany the video with as much clarifying information as possible to help people make sense of the situation which had occurred.
KYUK’s news department takes very seriously its obligation to provide accurate information to our listeners and followers in the community of Bethel, the Y-K Delta and beyond. We hope the information provided through our radio and online stories as well as other content, including the video, helps people make sense of the situation that has occurred and assists them in making informed decisions about the current state and future of our community.