Membership Drive Programs

KDLL airs all-local, all-original special programs during our membership drives to give listeners two days of the best in public radio programming. Enjoy!

Kenai River Brewing

Doug Hogue with Kenai River Brewing joins Bill for a live Drinking on the Last Frontier as past of KDLL's 2020 Spring Membership Drive. Your questions, their answers and the debut of the Champski.

Zach Henry from St. Elias Brewing in Soldotna joins Bill to answer listener questions on a special, live, membership-drive edition of Drinking on the Last Frontier.
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The Native inhabitants of the Kenai Peninsula before Western contact were masters at adapting to this land. Dr. Alan Boraas, anthropology professor at Kenai Peninsula College, presented “Yaghanen, The Time Before,” a discussion about the lives of the Dena’ina people who have lived and thrived here for a thousand years, to the Kasilof Regional Historical Association.

Kenai River Brewing

Kenai River Brewing shares its plans for reopening Kenai Joe's in a special, live segment of the show. And speaking of reopening, Barnaby Brewing in Juneau tells Bill about recovering from a fire that shut them down for about a year.

The number one obstacle to accessing healthcare, work, and really anything outside the home is the availablility of affordable transportation. The Kenai Peninsula Transportation Taskforce has taken up the challenge, and we find out the current state of public transportation in the Central Peninsula. Sherri Connor of CPH Behavioral Health is the guest, as Jay Barrett and Sal Cassano host this Spring Fundraiser special.

Spring 2019: Ted Spraker - Chairman, Alaska Board of Game

May 28, 2019
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

 

Ted Spraker of Soldotna has served on the state Board of Game for nearly two decades. He’ll be handing over the reigns when his term as chairman ends next year. We talk with Spraker about the most recent round of game board meetings, what they meant for hunting here on the Kenai and the advice he has for his eventual successor on the board.

Relay for Life, the annual American Cancer Society walk-a-thon is on June 1 at Soldotna Creek Park. During this hour, three members of the local Society chapter, Alana Martin, Joe Yourkowski, and Laura Niemczyk talk with host Jay Barrett about the event. 

The plants are in the ground and produce is already popping up at Central Peninsula farmers' markets. During this special Spring 2019 Fundraiser program, host Jay Barrett talks with three local farmers about what it takes to grow such delicious bounty.

Spring 2019: Arts Education

May 28, 2019
Kenai Peninsula College

Education budgets have been a major discussion topic this legislative session. And when the possibility for cuts to schools becomes real, arts are often at the top of the list. Cam Choy, Associate Art Professor at Kenai Peninsula College; Sadie Sprenger, art student at KPC and Chris Jenness, Art Instructor at Soldotna High School join us to talk about art in and out of the classroom.

Spring 2019: Starting, and staying with, a local food biz

May 28, 2019
Redoubt Reporter

Starting a food business of any kind is a risky proposition and sticking with it for two decades is a rare feat. During this hour of the spring membership drive, Shaylon Cochran talks to Chris Fallon of Jersey Subs fame and Joe Spady from Three Peaks Mercantile about the challenges of getting into the industry and maybe the greater challenge of making it a career.

KDLL turned the mics on ourselves to kick off our 2019 Spring Membership Drive. Thanks to former board member Marion Nelson, station manager emeritas Allen Auxier and current board member Bill Larned for a look back to KDLL's beginnings and development, and a preview of this year's Spring Membership Drive.

Many thanks to Nelson Kempf and Keeley Boyle for performing live in the studio for our Fall Membership Drive. You can find their music on iTunes (and in the audio file below).
 

Many thanks to Sue Biggs, Vickie Tinker and Jack Willl, who joined us in the studio to play live for the KDLL Fall Membership Drive.

After two years of official, legal business, trends are beginning to emerge in the nascent cannabis industry. In this hour, we hear from local producers and retailers who have figured out what's working and what isn't and what they hope to address soon with the state Marijuana Control Board.

Oct. 11, 2018: 150 years of Kenai Peninsula history

Oct 15, 2018

2017 was the sesquicentennial of the purchase of Alaska from Russia. The local history conference held that year is chronicled in a new book edited by Shana Loshbaugh, who joins us for this hour to talk about the Peninsula's more recent history.

Oct. 12, 2018: Chuitna and debate for water rights

Oct 15, 2018

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack and President of the Chuitna Citizens Coalition talk about habitat protection, resource development and the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative.

Oct. 11, 2018: Domestic violence awareness

Oct 15, 2018

Alaska's rates of domestic violence and sexual assault lead the nation by a wide margin. Cheri Smith, Executive Director of the Leeshore Center in Kenai joins us to talk about the numbers, prevention, eductaion and more.

Thanks to Aiden, Heidi, Zoe, Mikey and Vail, fifth-graders at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai, for reading our Tune-In Tale this week, “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

Trinity Greenhouse on K-Beach Road has been a staple for Central Peninsula gardeners for over 40 years, and though it recently changed hands, the founder is confident the future is growing. Host Jay Barrett welcomes Trinity Greenhouse co-founder Ron Sexton and new owner Darren Henry.

Spring 2018: Historians of the Central Peninsula

May 1, 2018

The homesteader history of Kenai is the focus of this hour. Catherine Cassidy of Kasilof and Carol Knutsen of Kenai are Jay Barrett's guests and discuss their work keeping the homesteader history alive.

Spring 2018 Local Foods: Amy Seitz, Brian Olson

Apr 30, 2018
www.kenailocalfoods.org

Each year, there are more opportunities to buy and sell local foods and other agricultural products on the Kenai Peninsula. In another special program for our spring membership drive, we sit down with local farmers Amy Seitz from Lancashire Farms and Brian Olson from Alaska Berries to talk about how the industry is expanding here and how to keep it moving that way.


Spring 2018 Kenai Fresh Air: Dr. Peter Hansen

Apr 30, 2018
Peninsula Community Health Services

A lot has changed in healthcare in Dr. Peter Hansen’s 51 years practicing family medicine in Kenai. During this special Spring Membership Drive edition of Kenai Fresh Air, we talk with Dr. Hansen about his first trip to Alaska in the early 1960's, starting his own family practice in Kenai and the legacy of the Hansen name in Kenai.


On "Local Science" Friday we welcome the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's Pegge Erkeneff, Eric Soderquist, and Jake Doth as we discuss the technology the district uses to in the central office, in the schools, and in the cloud to connect teachers with students, parents with educators, and administrators with the public.

As part of KDLL’s fall membership drive, we’re featuring KDLL’s original feature shows.

Here are excerpts from Kenai Garden Talk, Adventure Talks and Drinking on the Last Frontier with Bill Howell.

For KDLL's special membership drive edition of Peninsula Performance Today, we put central Kenai Peninsula musicians center stage.

Featured in this show:

Tomoka Raften, performing “Earth” by Takatsugu Muramatsu in a concert for the wedding of Renee Henderson, retired choir teacher at Kenai Central High School.

Raften in a quartet with her students Katie Stoll, Ruth Pearson and Kailey Mucha, performing “Arcadia.”

Kyle Schneider, choir teacher at Homer High School, singing an aria from Il Trovatore by Giuseppi Verdi

For KDLL's special membership drive edition of Peninsula Performance Today, we put central Kenai Peninsula musicians center stage.

Featured in this show is a Performing Arts Society season preview, with jazz from Karen Strid, of Homer, and a violin encore by Linda Rosenthal.

And highlights from a concert at the wedding of Renee Henderson, retired choir teacher at Kenai Central High School, including:
Deb Sounart, trumpet and flugelhorn, accompanied by Tom Hooglum

In KDLL's special membership drive edition of the Kenai Cafe, we feature Kenai Peninsula musicians. Tune in and just try not to tap your feet. Thanks to co-hosts Marion Nelson, Janell Grenier and Peter Ehrhardt.

Music featured in this show:

“Justice in the Midnight Sun, 3 Above, Soldotna

Darren Smith, singer/ guitarist/songwriter; Nuson Smith, drummer; Ryan Gamble, bass/backing vocals

www.reverbnation.com/3Above

“Walking Each Other Home,” by Bonnie Nichols, Soldotna

Fall 2017: Practiced politics — Mike Navarre

Oct 3, 2017

 


What does it take to stick around in Alaska politics for three decades?

For 60 years, the oil and gas industry has been front and center in the Kenai Peninsula’s economy and politics.

Fall 2017: Native language revitalization

Oct 3, 2017

Across the state and on the Kenai, Native languages are finding new life through new speakers.

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