Playing all manner of Hick, Hillbilly & Honky Tonk with some Rockabilly, Folk, Bluegrass and Singer Songwriters rounding out the mix.
Rock School every Saturday night, Flashbacks and Fresh Tracks every other Friday.
Daniel Papke is a quiet man whose good buddy Trainwreck took him under his wing. They teamed up and sunk their grimy hands into Rock School, battling the forces of bad music with power and stamina, raining upon the fjords the world’s greatest metal, punk and heavy rocks. Saturday nights have never been the same. Daniel also found solace in Flashbacks and Fresh Tracks, where he can play all the weird musics he can dream of. He now looks forward, with wriggling ears, to every other Friday.
Daniel likes music, lots. His personality is similar to that of a potato, but that’s ok, because the potato is his favorite food. What he lacks in radio persona he strives to make up for by broadcasting worlds of hidden musics, uncomfortable musical projects, moody paintings, woodworking and carpentry endeavors, and his all-time specialty: falling asleep at the party.
Trainwreck plays loud music, late Saturday nights with his friend Danyür. Outside of those hours, the two are not legally allowed to be in the same vicinity. Nobody knows why.
It is a little known fact that Trainwreck is a very talented and handsome man. He could probably make a living being professionally talented and handsome, but he would much rather stay in Skagway and do radio. True story.
Trainwreck’s hobbies include making messes and accidentally breaking things. He can spend an inordinate amount of time immersed in hot water without cooking and, one time, he found a whole baby carrot lodged in his beard. Trainwreck’s family is very proud of him.
Since moving to the upper valley 30 years back, KHNS has been a major source of info. Back in those days of packing water and running a generator for power out at 39 mile, the times when we received a signal from KHNS was like having an “ear to the world”…it seemed like magic really.
So, at long last, it is high time to be a part of this sweet little radio station which truly has a life all of its own.
“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.”
I’ve always loved music and pushing buttons..plus, my parents always told me I had a face for radio. I moved to Skagway in 2001 and got involved with KHNS in 2006. I truly am living the dream.
Self declared segue junkie. He can’t listen to a song without searching for the perfect tune to follow it. His morning show is a rambling, eclectic assemblage of sound which, on a good day, fits together seamlessly.
Currently the Haines Director of Tourism, Leslie has served in most staff positions at KHNS over the years and is now one of our most skilled volunteers with a penchant for Jazz. Listen for her when the tourism dies down this winter.
Spencer likes to dredge out raucous and soulful tunes from the vinyl library. He likes recordings from all over the 20th century and traditional arrangements with histories back to the 17th century, but will also throw a few contemporary tunes in too.
An excellent way to join the day with Amy on soundwaves. When not waking us up on Thursday mornings, Amy and her husband run Mountain Flying Services in Haines.
When I moved to Haines in 1987 I started hosting Swing Shift on Monday nights, which is now All That’s Jazz and stepped in as a DJ for any show whenever the opportunity arose. I love all kinds of music and KHNS in particular, the best radio station in the Universe!
“Good Vibrations” was my first volunteer show at KHNS in 1983, and in the ensuing years I’ve happily hosted every live show on the schedule, including programs near-forgotten like Soulful Shack, Matinee, Tsunami Warning, and Songs of Praise. It’s been my honor to bring a fraction of our incredible collection to the airwaves.
Have been a DJ with Terra Incognita for nearly a decade, and my enthusiasm for World Music increases with every show. The greatest part is sharing it– it’s a privilege.
Am a constant explorer, keeping a sharp ear open for rare and unique sounds from around the planet.
“A longtime fan of locally produced radio, and any good music that’s a little quirky, regardless of the genre.”
Janine Allen has been a volunteer at KHNS since 2014. She served as Program Director at KHNS from 2015 – 2017. Previous to being on staff, Janine worked at the Haines Borough Public Library as the Adult Circulation Services tech and volunteer coordinator. Janine came to Haines in the summer of 2010 shortly after graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder. When not delighting in her love of getting quality content out to the public of the Upper Lynn Canal, she can usually be found with a book and a hot drink of some kind.
Janine has hosted Alternate Currents – a show of mostly new music – most Friday nights from 8-10pm since the autumn of 2013. She loves to explore songs from a vast spread of music varieties, but often finds herself playing songs with unique beats, epic lyrics, and/or strangely pleasing synthesizer.
I’m Sarah Roark (aka”Roarkabilly”). when I first agreed to a country show a few years back, I had to ask my friends for names of some country artists, that’s how green I was.
Joanie! Catch her on Thursday mornings on KHNS.
I Love the outdoors and sometimes wintering in a Mexican hacienda . I’m training my cat to snowshoe . She hates getting her paws cold. Love new, old, traditional, alt, & bluegrass, but especially jam band country music. Author of Alaska Journal — A Cyclist’s Adventure Tour in SE Alaska (1993).
Since arriving in Haines in ’91 and Skagway in ’96, the land and the communities of the Upper Lynn Canal has been his home and passion. Ever a fan of music of all flavors, Mark has hosted the Flashbacks and Freshtracks show on Fridays for four years, playing everything from funk to punk.
Since she started working at KHNS in 2007, Nash has pulled over 1,000 hours worth of air shifts. She has dj-ed every show on the KHNS schedule and loved every second of it. Music. It rules. Her least favorite recurring DJ nightmare is the one where all the controls are too far away and her voice won’t work.
I came to Haines and KHNS in the summer of 1989, having DJ’ed since ’86 at a couple other stations down south. Addicted to mixing a smooth flow drawn from the vast cosmos of music, I’ve enjoyed spinning a variety of genres over the years, with a special fondness for world music, which I slip into shows wherever possible.
Music is alive and continues to fascinate me with its power to create deeply felt moods and attitude. I usher in Mondays with a flirty mix of softish rock and soulful blues with hopscotch genre suprises here and there. Haines has been my year round home since 1994, keeping me on a short leash with its mountain spring drinking water, local radio station, library, art scene,picnic spots, fishing holes and secret gardens.
I started hosting shows in 1999, living in Haines for ten years and now a full-time resident of Skagway.I love music and giving back to my community which, to me, is all of the Upper Lynn Canal. I believe that to make this world a better place, we should touch those around us in a positive way…what better way than music!