Index 1987 Scrapbook
Open scrapbook to 1987.
the summer of 1987 a group of local musicians decided that it would be fun to
have an annual "Folk Festival." The festival would feature Alaskan musicians performing
acoustic music. KUAC's Any Old Time volunteers wanted to broadcast live from the
festival during their 2 hour Saturday evening slot. Jim Schneider insisted that
the house sound mix would not be suitable for broadcast and if they wanted to
broadcast from the site they'd need to take the stations portable mix board as
well as a pair of remote transmitters for stereo and a lot of other equipment.
And that entailed far too much work for just 2 hours, so let's do all three days!!!
And thus began a continuing involvement between KUAC and the Summer Folk Fest.
The Schneider's donated the use of their class C motorhome to serve as the broadcast
booth. Jim would load up the equipment Friday afternoon, drive to the site and
set up in time for that evenings performances. He stayed on site until the festival
ended on Sunday evening. The equipment included the mix board, transmitters, two
digital tape machines and one cassette machine which was used to make a copy for
the performers on the spot. Over the years many volunteers helped out with the
festival doing the mix, logging the tapes and making sure that each performer
had a copy of their performance when it was over.
It was a lot of work
but provided the most fun I had in radio. I loved doing live broadcasts. JOS
1987 Summer Folk Festival
There were two sets of pictures in the archives for which I have no point
of reference, although both events were important at the time. The first is
for a program called "Alaska's
Constitutional Review." The second was for a program called "Creating
The Image of ANWR".