Friday, January 29, 2010

Special Haiti Program on Monday

On Monday, February 1st from 8am to 10am, Gavel to Gavel will air a live two hour on-air fundraiser to benefit Partners in Health's Haiti efforts. This Alaskan effort will include conversations with Alaska Gov. Parnell, reporters stationed in Haiti, Alaskans in the armed forces assisting with aid efforts and some of our elected officials.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Miss Something?

To find our daily Gavel to Gavel schedule, go to our website! Listen live or hear past meetings - our improved archive search makes it easier than ever!

* On this day in Alaska history for January 26:
1917 - The Canadian steamer Prince John was wrecked in Wrangell Narrows, but was later salvaged.
1959 - The first Alaska State Legislature convened in Juneau.
1974 - KTOO-FM , Alaska's first non-commercial, listener-supported radio station, signed on the air.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


360 North will be joining countless other networks to bring you HOPE FOR HAITI NOW, a global telethon to air commercial-free on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m.

Wyclef Jean will join George Clooney and CNN's Anderson Cooper in HOPE FOR HAITI NOW. The telethon will be hosted by Clooney in Los Angeles, Jean in New York and Cooper in Haiti. All donations will directly benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef's Yele Haiti Foundation. HOPE FOR HAITI NOW will feature performances and celebrity appearances to be announced as well as live news reports from CNN.

Gavel to Gavel History

Gavel to Gavel Alaska is produced by KTOO-TV in Juneau, and started on the first day of the legislative session, January 19th. Cameras in the state capitol televise unedited, start-to-finish coverage of House and Senate floor sessions, key committee hearings, news conferences and other state government activity. The television service, which began in 1994, is broadcast over the air in Anchorage and Juneau, and is carried by cable systems statewide and streamed live on the Internet. Live Legislative coverage is scheduled from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each weekday, with expanded coverage when legislative activity warrants. The City and Borough of Juneau has once again provided a major grant to support the coverage. GCI Cable carries Gavel to Gavel Alaska in every GCI cable market in Alaska. Alaska Communications Systems provides the Internet service.

Gavel to Gavel Alaska began as a two-week demonstration project during the First Session of the Nineteenth Alaska Legislature in 1995. The next year, the legislature allowed full-time coverage and honored Gavel to Gavel Alaska with a Legislative Citation. We began full-time coverage our tenth Regular Legislative Session in January 2005, and the Governor marked our tenth anniversary with an Executive Proclamation.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This is a test, this is only a test!

The Federal Government and the State of Alaska will conduct a statewide exercise of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Alaska on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 10 am. Radio and television broadcast stations and cable television systems across the state of Alaska will participate in the exercise aimed at testing the capabilities of the EAS system.

Please remember, this is an exercise only. When the exercise is over, regular programming will resume.