Back in the early 1960s, a press release stated that newly created KUAC would "probably be North America's farthest north FM radio station."
Fifty years later, the station continues to bring the world to Fairbanks while giving the world a glimpse of Interior Alaska.
The station, which started broadcasting 50 years ago this month, was the second FM radio station in Alaska.
Its initial purpose was to provide a practical training ground for radio broadcasters. But as public broadcasting grew and evolved, so did KUAC.
Formers station manager Theda Sue Pittman told the Fairbanks Daily News-Minerthat early news and music shows were played from reel-to-reel tapes flown up from Oregon.
Live news was almost unheard of in Alaska in the 1960s - unless you had a shortwave radio.