Alaska Public Media

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Alaska Public Media (AKPM) is a non-profit organization with member television and radio stations that are part of PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting networks. Formerly known as Alaska Public Telecommunications, Inc., AKPM relies upon several funding sources, including member donations, state and federal dollars, and grants from private foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and elsewhere.

Alaska Public Media operates KAKM, a television station affiliated with the PBS, along with public radio station KSKA (FM 91.1). Alaska Public Media also operates the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN), a network of more than 20 radio stations in Alaska that share news and other audio content statewide; as well as Alaska's omnibus television network, the Alaska Rural Communications Service, which is a joint venture of Alaska Public Media and Alaska's public broadcasters.

The stations claim 54,000 TV viewers nightly and 37,000 radio listeners weekly in the Southcentral Alaska region.

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