Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska

Every Last Saturday at 7PM
  • Hosted by Rob Prince
  • Local Host KUAC

Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska” airs the last Saturday of every month at 7p.m.  This locally produced show is 30 minutes of amazing and sometimes hilarious true stories from Alaska told by the Alaskans who experienced them.  Dark Winter Nights: True Stories from Alaska is hosted by Rob Prince, Professor of Journalism at UAF on KUAC.


Things don't always go as planned when you have the best intentions. One story of a research vessel mishap and another of mowing in tinderbox conditions in Fairbanks.

One man learns what it is like to run with the pack and another woman has an uninvited house guest.

Mike Hopper, who survived a devastating avalanche in 2014, tells his story live on the Dark Winter Nights 

An Alaskan makes an audio recording of the 1964 earthquake aftermath to send to relatives in the Lower 48. This episode features portions of the firsthand account and drama that surrounded the Earthquake of 1964 from Alaskans traveling to visit family in Seward. The episode concludes with a teaser for a future Dark Winter Nights story.

Dark Winter Nights: Episode 2

Nov 17, 2014

Alex and Kevin made a plan to go exploring and document the excursion into "Hell". Here is the chilling story of what happens. Don't worry, both are just fine. The episode includes audio of their adventure and them reflecting back.

The pilot episode of Dark Winter Nights originally aired on KUAC radio on October 18th, 2014 at 7pm. You hear Melissa Buchta, James Mennaker and Wendy Demers tell stories of close encounters with killer whales, flash floods and village life.  It’s 30 minutes of hilarious and amazing true stories from Alaska with your host Rob Prince, Professor of Journalism at UAF.