FAIRBANKS (AP) The nationally distributed radio program Independent Native News will move to Fairbanks.
KUAC-FM, the public radio and television station based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, took over production of the newscast last week.
The program is heard on some 60 radio stations in North America and had previously been produced by Native Voice Communications in Anchorage without the assistance of a radio station.
Bonnie Sue Hitchcock, a KUAC employee, is the new producer and is putting the show together from her studio in Homer. She plans to transfer the operation to the KUAC studio at UAF within six months.
The new producers plan to continue using material from Anchorage-based host Nellie Moore and reporters throughout the nation who file stories focusing on Native American issues.
Moore said organizers of Independent Native News have been searching for a partnership with a radio station to ensure the program continues.
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