With the change of season this year, we have some staff changes to report, both exciting and bittersweet:

Our talented and fun News Director, Jillian Rogers, is moving back to the homeland (Canada) for a year or so making way for Emily Files to step smoothly into the role of News Director at KHNS. Filling Emily’s capable shoes is our newest member, Abbey Collins. Abbey comes to us from Massachusetts by way of an internship in Petersburg this summer  (with glowing recommendations). In Boston, she worked for the national program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before responding to the siren call of Alaska.

We are pleased to report that our news team will continue to bring you the local news and information you are accustomed to.

In other changes, Sara Chapell is stepping away from her role as Development Director this year (against the stern recommendation of her manager) but as they say about one door opening, KHNS has hired Margaret Friedenauer to work with us as the Director of Development and Operations.  In our continuing efforts to make the most of our  reduced state funding, Margaret will be working closely with our Program Director and Manager to implement more programming efficiencies over the next year.

In other news, KHNS is the recipient of a Rasmuson grant to improve our production studio (recently christened the Menaker Studio). Over the next few months we will be replacing the equipment in the production studio to better accommodate our news team and allow more functionality.

Please join me in welcoming our newest (and returning) staff and thanking Rasmuson for their ongoing generosity.