Concert for KCHU public radio raises $500+

Event featured local musicians and singers Annie Carlson, Jason Dadulla, June James and Eric Kokborg

Musicians Annie Carlson and Jason Dadulla performed for a small crowd at the Homeport March 11, to raise funds for KCHU Community Public Radio. Photo by Miriam Dunbar/For The Cordova Times

KCHU Community Public Radio raised over $500 in donations in Cordova March 11, during an evening of music which featured the talents of local musicians and singers Annie Carlson, Jason Dadulla, June James and Eric Kokborg.

The Homeport hosted the event, which drew in a crowd of about 40 people, said Miriam Dunbar, a Cordova resident on the KCHU’s fundraising committee. Dunbar helped organize the event.

“It was a lovely event with wonderful music and a relaxed ambiance,” Dunbar said. “I’m a long-time listener of KCHU, and was elected to their board of directors last November.”

Cordovans Dana Smyke and Sue Farzan are also board members, she said.

KCHU Public Radio is based in Valdez, and can be found at 88.1 on FM radio in Cordova, Tatitlek and Chenega Bay, as well as other locations on the radio dial throughout Prince William Sound.

KCHU’s mission is to make public radio available to everyone in the Prince William Sound and the Copper River regions. The station’s broadcasts are repeated by translators in Cordova, Whittier, Tatitlek, Chenega Bay and Chitina, and carried by two full-service licensed stations in McCarthy and Glennallen, according to their website.

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KCHU supports local non-profit organizations with announcements several times a day, and provides quality programming from National Public Radio and the Alaska Public Radio Network, as well as locally produced radio shows.

Public radio is made possible through donations, grants, and paid memberships.

“Thanks to the performers, the attendees, and all the people who helped make the concert happen, and to Homeport for letting us use the facility,” said Dunbar.

For more information on KCHU Community Public Radio visit

Community Public Radio for Prince William Sound & the Copper River Valley

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