Radio Staff, News & Public Affairs
Wed May 7, 2014
KNBA re-introduces Native Word of the Day!
KNBA re-introduces to our weekly program schedule, Stories of Our People and Native Word of the Day!
Produced by KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, "Stories of Our People" and "Native Word of the Day" are long time feature programs that bring an entertaining way to promote values, traditions and oral customs of Alaska Native peoples. Over the years these programs have been audience favorites and two of our most recalled programs when listeners reflect on why they like KNBA. As another important benefit, they encourage a dialogue and connection amongst all Alaska communities and generations.
"Stories of Our People" airs as 2 half-hour programs, Saturdays at 10:00am. Produced from more than 50 hours of live interviews, narratives and storytelling, representing a broad cross-section of Alaska Native experience. The programs are also streamed live on the Internet.
"Native Word of the Day" is a1-minute module narrated by an Alaska Native speaker who identifies the word and its language and demonstrates the word in a sentence. Currently 7 Alaska Native languages are being broadcast including Aleut, Athabascan, Inupiaq, Siberian Yup’ik, Tlingit, Tsimpsean and Yup’ik. The "Word of the Day" can be heard weekdays at 6:00am and 6:00pm while also, streamed live and archived audio accessed on the KNBA Web site