Serving Haines, Skagway and Klukwan on 102.3 and 91.9 FM

KHNS – Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, hailing from both Haines and Skagway, volunteer their time and expertise to oversee the planning and guide the mission of the station. Board meeting times change with the season but are held in the Chilkat Center Conference Room. Meeting date notices are posted regularly on the website and announced over the air.

Margaret Sebens

I’ve lived in Haines since 1988 and  almost immediately began volunteering at and supporting KHNS.  It’s still the best radio station I have ever come across!  I have worked as a lifeguard, food server, office manager, business owner, school paraprofessional, and production assistant/host for KHNS.  Currently I am a Speech Language Pathologist in private practice and I work for SAIL as an advocate for seniors and people with disabilities.  My free time is spent with my fantastic daughter, Bozhi,  walking on the beach with my dogs, hiking, yoga, theatre, and volunteering.  Thank you for inviting me to serve on the Board of Directors for KHNS!


Russ Lyman

Russ has been a volunteer DJ at KHNS since 1990, covering a variety of different shows over the years. He has also been a board member on two different occasions during that time. He and his wife, Cynthia Allen, have been year-round residents of Haines since 1994, and have been ongoing supporters of Lynn Canal Broadcasting during that time.

Dustin Stone

Dustin Stone of Skagway…Bio and photo coming soon…(or so he says).


Heather Lende - KHNS Board Member
Heather Lende

“Author and columnist Heather Lende has been listening to and volunteering for KHNS for about 30 years. Her family owns Lutak Lumber in Haines. She serves on several other non-profit boards in the community, writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News and is on the faculty of Skagway’s North Words Writers Symposium.”

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Tekla Helgason
Director - Skagway

I have been a public radio listener since, well, basically birth. My dad was a big fan and some of my happiest memories from my childhood are spending time with him in his studio listening to the radio. Everywhere I’ve lived I’ve gotten involved with the local station and always thought of myself as a public radio dork – until I came here, where being a public radio dork is normal. Thanks KHNS for making me feel normal.

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Judy Erekson

When my sister moved to Haines in 1980, she sent me tapes to listen to while living on a boat in Florida. I remember hearing the DJ say “It’s a balmy 40 degrees today” and I thought, “how could 40 degrees ever be balmy!!” I moved here in 1990, met my partner and stayed to raise my 3 daughters.

I worked for KHNS for over 10 years so I know about the funding and operation of the station. I am currently the Business Manager for the Haines School District and serve on a variety of Non-Profit boards.

I love KHNS, it’s staff and loyal membership and will continue to do what I can to keep our signal broadcasting to educate, entertain, and enlighten listeners for years to come.

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Deb Potter
Vice President

Deb Potter is a Sagitarius who enjoys short walks to the glacier, karaoke and all things KHNS. Originally from Los Angeles, but don’t judge me, I now call Skagway my home. I’ve been listening to KHNS for 13 years, and on the Board for 5, and I truly believe that KHNS is the greatest community radio station in the world.

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Jeff Bochart

Since moving to the upper valley some 30 years back, KHNS has been a major source of information. Back in those days of packing water and running a generator for power out at 39 mile, the rare times when we received a signal from KHNS was like having an “ear to the world”…it seemed like magic really. Also, picking up the signal in our autos upon reaching Muncaster Creek has long been a practiced ritual.

So, at long last, it is high time for me to play a larger part in helping develop/maintain this sweet little gem of a radio station.

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Eric Kocher

“I first traveled to Alaska in 1975 and was a regular visitor to Alaska and the Yukon before he moved to Haines in 2007. My attraction to the Last Frontier has given me the opportunity to hike, bike, climb, and kayak throughout Alaska and the Yukon.”

Eric is a public interest attorney, handling both court appointments and private cases as well as providing representation in cases referred by the Alaska Bar Association Pro Bono Project and the Alaska Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. He is trained as a mediator for domestic relations cases in the Alaska courts.