Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Historical Palin News Coverage

Today, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate on the Republican ticket.

360 North will air historical news coverage of Governor Palin beginning at 8:00 pm Friday.

8:00 pm - 2006 Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

9:30 pm - 2006 Swearing In Ceremony

10:45 pm - 2007 State of the State Address

11:20 pm - 2008 State of the State Address

(times approximate)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Digital Television?

The last time 360 North conducted a telephone poll of Alaskans, you told us how you receive television in your households.

Well over half of you have the television signal that you watch delivered to you by cable. About a quarter of Alaskans have satellite receivers of their own. Almost twenty percent of our poll participants watch TV by antenna or other means.

This February, television stations in the U.S. are required to be broadcasting digital signals. This means that viewers need to be able to receive digital signals to watch 360 North and other programming. For many with cable connectivity and satellite dishes this will be a seamless transition. You are, very possibly, already watching a digital signal. Your cable or satellite company are making the switch. You might be required to upgrade your cable box or receiver. It's possible you have already done this.

360 North is a little ahead of the game when it comes to digital transmission. In Juneau and Anchorage we are already using digital transmitters at KTOO and KAKM to deliver a digital signal to viewers. If you watch 360 North on Dish Network or DirecTV your reception is already digital.

But,... what if you aren't sure?
Will this change in February affect you?
Do you have an older television with an antenna?
What can you do to make sure you continue to receive information by television?
How can you get more information about digital television?

There is an answer to these questions and more.

Friday, August 22, 2008

We want to hear from you!!

360 North is always looking for ways to expand and improve our selection of programming. And we want to hear from you! Help us better understand what the 360 North audience is looking for by answering our question of the month! Each month we will be asking you to answer a question or two about 360 North. Please take a second to respond. We really appreciate your feedback!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Alaska Primary Election Results

Primary Night Results

360 North will be broadcasting election results from around the state on Tuesday, August 26.
9:00pm - 11:00 pm

Friday, August 15, 2008

More from viewers...

We continue to hear from viewers about programming on 360 North.

We love to hear from you and read each email message, listen to every phone message and enjoy talking to you and getting to know you on the phone. We also respond to all questions.

If you have comments or suggestions about programming please let us know.

Here are just a few of the comments we have received recently...

"I watch 360 North at night and find the Alaska stuff very interesting. I would like to learn more about Alaska Native songs."

"Is there any way I can get a copy of the lecture by Dr. Lani Leary? I have friends who are going through a very tough time and I would like to share it with them." (yes, DVD's are available)

"The Cliff Hudson documentary was great. Is that going to be on again?" (yes, in October)

"I like Native Ways of Knowing. Particularly these Native shows about land claims."

"I am, overall, very impressed with what you are doing with 360 North. The gas line hearings are very interesting and important. I hope you will continue to cover that."

"I very much want to watch the testimony during the APFC (Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation) Board. This is cool and 360 North is great. (we will cover APFC meetings throughout 2008-09)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Earth Factor Asia

From Japan to Indonesia, Earth Factor Asia examines the monumental challenges and opportunities created by environmental issues.

With technology and transportation bringing the world ever closer, Alaska's geographical position in the Pacific Rim makes news, policy and the environment of Asia important to Alaskans. This series takes the viewer on a journey of culture and science to discover how a region that includes over half of the world's population recognizes and responds to some of the most profound environmental challenges of the day.

This six-part series begins on 360 North this Friday, August 15 at 9:30 pm and will continue into the fall on Friday nights.

Earth Factor Asia
Friday 9:30 pm

As Our Popularity Increases...

... some people are really getting into it!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On Thin Ice

On Monday nights it has become a bit of a tradition to have science programming on 360 North. This coming week will not be disappointing.

On Thin Ice: Marine Mammals Challenged by Climate Change is relevant and pertinent. Mike Castellini, scientist and Associate Dean of the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at UAF, presents this timely lecture.

Science for Alaska is made possible on 360 North through a collaboration with the Geophysical Institute at UAF.

Monday at 8:00 pm
(repeats several times during the following week)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Tales of the Tundra

Produced by public television station KYUK-TV in Bethel.

Yup'ik storytellers of Southwest
Alaska spin tales of fantastic creatures, terrifying ghosts and the mischievous Little People.

Tales of the Tundra
Tuesday (8/5) at 9:00 pm
Saturday (8/9) at Noon and 9:00 pm