KYUK gears up for the 2012 Kuskokwim 300 race weekend

by Mike Martz on January 17, 2012

The 2012 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is set for this weekend , January 20th through the 22nd.  This is always an exciting three day event  where many of the  best dog mushers in Alaska compete in an always challenging, fiercely competitive and unpredictable race.

Here at KYUK we are gearing up to provide comprehensive,  up to the minute coverage of the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and the Akiak Dash on the radio and on our website.

This year the K300 has decided not to host the mushers drawing at KYUK studios, which means we are unable to broadcast the drawing this year. While we’re disappointed by the decision we are still working closely with the race organization to gather interviews, musher profiles, photos and the starting order for both the K300 and Bogus 150 races.  Listen for musher profiles and interviews on 640AM and on the KYUK  website throughout the weekend.

Our race coverage kicks off Friday January 20th at 4:30pm leading up to the Bogus Creek race start set for 5pm.  At 6pm the Kuskokwim 300 Pre-Race Show begins.  Mushers leave the chute at 6:30 and KYUK will be there on 640AM and online bringing you all the action.

Then stay tuned to 640AM or online at the KYUK website all through Saturday as the Bogus Creek 150 racers cross the finish line.  Live coverage of the 2PM Akiak Dash mass start begins at 1:30 with more live coverage of the Dash race finish Saturday night.

Throughout the weekend follow your favorite musher and keep up with the latest information on the trail with our hourly updates beginning Friday night,  continuing through Saturday, Saturday night and again on Sunday.  KYUK reporter Mark Arehart and Will Peterson of public station KTNA, Talkeetna will be on the trail feeding live reports from Kalskag and Tuluksak.

KYUK will be on the riverfront in Bethel to bring you live coverage of the exciting end of the Kuskokwim 300 as the winner crosses the finish line on Sunday.

Keep your radio tuned to KYUK 640AM and your browser pointed to the KYUK website and KYUK’s new Facebook page,  your  source for Kuskokwim 300 race coverage.

Thank you for your support of public media for Bethel and the Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta.

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