Frequently Asked Questions


What is the benefit of keeping public radio in Wrangell?
The mission of public radio is to serve the public rather than make a profit. It is the noncommercial part of the modern media landscape – designed specifically to inform, educate, and enhance the lives of the public. We rely on the financial contributions of our listeners rather than advertisers which is what allows our on-air content to stay diverse, informative, and entertaining. The benefit is that our programming is chosen based on its value to you.

Why is my donation so important?
KSTK is able to stay community-minded and commercial-free because our funding comes from our listeners and local underwriters, not advertisers. This means that we rely on your financial contributions to stay viable in Wrangell. Without listener support, there would be no KSTK!

Should I wait until the Membership Drive to donate?
Right now is the absolute best time to donate to KSTK. The more funds we raise during the year, the shorter our on-air drives will be which means we can get back to your regular programming sooner. Please consider becoming a Sustaining Member which is the easiest way to support KSTK.

What is your Sustaining Membership program?
Becoming a sustaining member means you are providing reliable support for the programs you count on. When you become a Sustaining Member, your donation will automatically renew year after year to keep KSTK alive and well in Wrangell. You’ll save time, money, and resources, and ensure public radio remains possible in our community. For more information, please see our Sustaining Membership page.

How can I donate?
You can contribute any time by clicking “Donate Now” on our secure website, or give us a call at (907) 874-2345 and we will be happy to take your donation by phone.

Thank you for supporting KSTK – your Stikine River Radio!