What does it mean to be a member of KSTK?

KSTK members provide the most significant portion of the funding necessary to keep public radio possible in Wrangell. Member donations goe directly to KSTK programs and web content and our ability to produce and/or bring them to you.  Your donations also enable Wrangell’s voice to be heard statewide through our collaboration with Alaska Public Media.  Reports generated in Wrangell are often heard statewide and picked up by several regional stations throughout Southeast.  Become a member today by donating online. Please consider becoming a Sustaining Member , an easy way to continue your support through auto-pay.

What is Sustaining Membership?
A Sustaining Membership is an easy way to support the programs you rely on through automatic monthly payments from your credit card, debit card, or bank account.  You decide an amount that you want deducted each month and we’ll set it up.  Maybe you do this already with your house payment, car payment, Netflix, Hulu, or other subscription.  It’s designed to make your payments easy and you can change, increase, decrease or stop your sustaining membership at any time.  Sustaining members provide a stable source of revenue for KSTK and we it’s super easy for you.

Sustaining Membership Benefits to you:

  • No more renewal letters.  You’ll receive one thank you letter each year on the anniversary of your Sustaining Membership sign up.
  • No more Quiet Drive Letters
  • It makes giving to KSTK easy and affordable.


Sustaining Membership Benefits to the station:

  • Reduces mailing costs and conserves resources
  • Reduces the paperwork of processing contributions
  • Provides financial resources to ensure quality programming for our members

How do I sign up to be a sustaining member?
When entering your donation online, check the box that says “Yes! Make my pledge a sustaining one.” You can also call us at (907) 874-2345.

Can I be a sustaining member if I only donate once annually or does this option only apply to monthly donations?
You may select monthly or quarterly installments or the option of automatically renewing a once-per-year donation. Please remember that when you auto-renew a once-per-year donation using your credit card, your card will automatically be charged every 12 months.

What if I want to increase my contribution?
You are welcome to change your contribution amount or frequency at any time, simply give us a call! You are also welcome to make an additional gift at any time. The same procedures apply if your financial circumstances change and you need to reduce your gift.

What if my credit card expires or changes?
If your credit card expires or changes please call the CoastAlaska Membership Department at (907) 586-1670 ext 403. We cannot currently accept credit card changes online.

Is my contribution still tax-deductible?
Yes! You will receive an annual thank you letter on the anniversary of your initial gift to use for tax purposes.

How do I stop my auto payments? To stop your sustaining membership, simply call our membership office at 907-586-1670 ext. 403, or send us your request in writing. You DO NOT need to notify your bank or credit card company.

What is the benefit of keeping public radio in Wrangell?
The benefit is that our programming is chosen based on its value to you. 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.

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.

Should I wait until the Membership Drive to donate?
Right now is the 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 public radio in Wrangell.

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!