Serving Haines, Skagway and Klukwan on 102.3 and 91.9 FM

KHNS – Staff

Amanda Randles
Morning News Host

Having served as former News Director at KHNS and KTNA in the past years, Amanda is taking it easy as the KHNS earlybird, hosting the morning news spot between her work at the Southeast Alaska State Fair and teaching DDF to the talented kids at Haines High School.

Kay Clements
General Manager

Music is what brought me to radio but the fun and satisfaction of working with an organization that provides so much pleasure and education is what keeps me hooked.

I’m really happy to be part of KHNS and living in the Upper Lynn Canal.

Abbey Collins

Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines. When she’s not in the newsroom, Abbey can be found hiking, biking, or valiantly trying to learn how to backcountry ski.

Emily Files
News Director

Emily joined KHNS in 2014 from Ketchikan’s KRBD Radio, where she worked as an education reporter and morning host. In Ketchikan, Emily reported on everything from a bear interrupting a cross country race to what goes into school lunches. As an Undergraduate, Emily interned with NPR’s Weekend Edition, PRI’s The World, and The Boston Globe. Emily grew up outside Chicago and never expected to end up in Alaska, but she’s very happy she did!

Janine Allen
Program Director

Janine Allen joined the KHNS staff in February 2015.  Previously, she 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.

Margaret Friedenauer
Development Director

Margaret is a KHNS alum, having served as News Director from 2012-15. She took a yearlong break to work in communications for a nonprofit agency, then returned to KHNS as Development and Operations Director in 2016. Her experience is mostly in journalism, but also nonprofit communications and marketing. She lives in Haines, with her husband, John Hagen (who has been DJ at KHNS since high school!) and their dog, Buddy.

KHNS Production Assistance
Bill Annis
Production Assistant

I was raised in the heart of the Midwest, Lafayette, IN, where I finished an undergraduate degree in 1992. Originally from Denver, I’ve been in Alaska 10 years. Love the outdoors and sometimes wintering in a Mexican hacienda (a few weeks at a time).

I’m training my cat to snowshoe (just kidding). She hates getting her paws cold. Love new, old, traditional, alternative, bluegrass, but especially jam band Country music. Author of Alaska Journal — A Cyclist’s Adventure Tour in SE Alaska (1993).