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Ray Bonnell / Sketches of Alaska FAIRBANKS — Within a few years of commercial radio’s birth in the Lower 48, radio stations began popping up in Alaska. In 1922 the Northern Commercial Company (NC Co.) started KLAY radio station in Fairbanks. Unfortunately for Fairbanks residents, the radio station was short l more ...

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KFAR made history as the farthest north radio station. KFAR served as a communication link to troops in W.W.II. During the early days of Alaska aviation, pilots would set their homing beacons on 660 AM to help guide them back to Fairbanks. KFAR originally sported one of the tallest self supporting towers in the United States and at 372 feet was the Interior’s tallest tower. The actual radio station was a gift to the pioneers of the Interior from Alaska Industrialist Austin “Cap” Lathrop. KFAR remained on the air during the flood disaster of 1967. The original transmitter/tower site served as a refuge for Fairbanksans left homeless by the flood. That spirit continues today. During the fires of 2004, we fielded calls from listeners offering their own homes for those displaced by the flames.
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🚩❗️NOISE & AIR TRAFFIC ALERT❗️🚩

Red Flag Alaska 2019-3 is the final Red Flag exercise of the season and will run Aug 1 – 16.

Interior Alaskan residents may see and hear increased military flying throughout the exercise, to include sonic boom potentials. Although military planners make every effort to reduce the effect of increased flying activities on Alaska residents, those who feel they are being adversely affected can leave a message at http://www.eielson.af.mil/Contact.aspx. For more information, visit www.eielson.af.mil.

Eielson Air Force Base welcomes more than 100 aircraft and approximately 1,500 personnel, including aircrew, maintenance professionals and operational support personnel to include:
18th Aggressor Squadron F-16s; 14th Fighter Squadron (Misawa) F-16CMs; 67th Fighter Squadron (Kadena) F-15s; 36th Fighter Squadron (Osan) F-16s; RCAF 433 TFS (Bagotville) CF-18s; 1SOW/34SOS (Hurlburt Field) U-28; 210 RQS (JBER) HH-60s; 91st Air Refueling Squadron (MacDill); KC-135s; 909th Air Refueling Squadron (Kadena) KC-135; 168th Air Refueling Squadron (Alaska ANG) KC-135; 328th Air Refueling Squadron (Niagara Falls) KC-135; 525/90th Fighter Squadron (JBER) F-22s; 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron (Kadena) E-3; 2 Squadron (RAAF) E-7; 47 Squadron (RAF) C-130; 116 ACW (Robbins) E-8; 517 AS (JBER) C-17s; 535 AS (JBPHH) C-17; 101 Squadron (Brize Norton) KC-30; 27 SOW/16 SOS (Cannon) AC-130; 27 SOW/9 SOS (Cannon) MC-130s; Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ-138) (Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) EA-18Gs; 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (Minot) B-52s; 305th Air Mobility Wing (McGuire) KC-10.
RF-A exercises provide U.S. and allied pilots, aircrews and operational support personnel the opportunity to train and improve their air combat skills in preparation for a myriad of worldwide contingencies.
The exercises are conducted in the JPARC, the largest training range in the U.S. at more than 65,000 square miles, with air operations flown out of Eielson AFB in Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

#MilitaryTown #MissionReady #ProudChamberMembers

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Sierra College football player from Fairbanks, victim of shooting in Fair Oaks, California.

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Faint hopes of overturning Alaska budget cuts ended Friday when the state Senate and House adjourned until Wednesday.

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  Evacuation Shelter Locations: 1. Tri-Valley School in Healy 2. Nenana School   Please check in at a shelter location even if you do not intend to stay or call the Denali Borough the call center phone number.  This is the DB Emergency Call Center phone number: 907-683-1330   Mor…

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