People

  • FM On-air host

    Born in New York state, Andy has been involved in public radio since forever, it seems. Along with a master's degree in studio arts, music has been a major preoccupation for him. Soon after arriving in Fairbanks in 1995, he took the...

  • Intern

    While Jerry Swanson has been attending UAF for five years, this is his first summer in Fairbanks, and he’s spending it as an on-air announcer with KUAC FM. Last semester Jerry was an intern and now he’s evolved into a student worker, filling in...

  • On-Air Host, FM Operations & Traffic Coordinator

    John Perreault was born and raised in Fairbanks, around UAF and radio. He was volunteering for KUAC and KSUA even before he was a journalism and broadcasting student at UAF in the late 1990s. After moving to Seattle in 1999 to earn an associate...

  • FM Music Director, Volunteer Coordinator, and host and producer of Alaska Live

    Lori’s love for public broadcasting runs deep. She was raised on Car Talk, Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, and later while studying wildlife biology at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas,  she realized that if she helped answer...

  • FM On-air Host

    Melissa Buchta became a certified NPR junkie in high school when she stumbled upon an episode of This American Life and has never looked back! She intervened for KSKA in Anchorage in high school as well. Melissa came to UAF seeking a journalism...

  • FM On-Air Host/News Reporter

    Robyne began her career in public radio and TV news at KUAC.  She came to Alaska from California, intending to stay a year and ended up working as a radio reporter in Fairbanks, Homer and Barrow (now Utqiaġvik,) and as a TV newscaster in...

  • FM On-air host

    Susie became a volunteer announcer at KUAC in 1991 and an on-call announcer in 1994.  She began broadcasting during high school in Pennsylvania, where she produced and hosted a weekly current events program.   After graduating from Syracuse...

  • FM On-Air Host

    Tahia Rivara enjoys bringing her conversational skills to the airwaves. “I don’t want to sound robotic,” she said. “I want to be friendly and reach people with different ethnicities and backgrounds.”

    Born in Chile, Tahia spent her...

  • FM News Reporter & On-Call Host

    Tim has worked in the news business for nearly 30 years, mainly as a newspaper reporter and editor in southern Arizona. Tim first came to Alaska with his family in 1967, and grew up in Delta Junction before emigrating to the Lower 48 in 1977 to...

  • FM On-air Host

    Tyler Miller was born and raised in Berlin, Ohio.  He began a lifelong love of radio broadcasting at an early age working at WKLM Radio in Millersburg, Ohio.  He later became the sports director at Ashland University's WRDL. 

    After...