here at Mountain Stage are thrilled to announce something that's been
in the works for several months now: This August, we're traveling to
the town of Fairbanks, Alaska to record two shows, in partnership
with the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Summer Sessions &Lifelong Learning. These shows will happen on August 17
and 18, at the Charles Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks.
Tickets go on sale March 19 at 8 a.m. (Alaska time, of
course). Check the Mountain Stage website for details.
town of Fairbanks is an enthusiastic supporter of public radio, and
over the years they've hosted several of NPR's marquee shows,
including “Wait Wait Don't Tell Me,” and “Whad'Ya Know,” just
to name a couple. KUAC-FM has been a Mountain Stage affiliate for
many years, and though a visit has been talked about for a while now,
the stars have finally aligned. We're all extremely grateful to
everyone who has made the commitment to bring Mountain Stage to
America's last frontier.
this will be the trip of a lifetime for many of us, believe it when
we say that this is no vacation. The logistics involved in
transporting the massive amount of equipment – to say nothing of
the people it takes to record an internationally distributed radio
show thousands of miles away from home presents challenges we rarely face.
We're all a little nervous. But it's been done before, in Glasgow,
Scotland and Grand Marais, Minnesota – not to mention the many
trips back and forth to Morgantown, Bristol, and Athens (Georgia and
Ohio) that have now become routine. It wasn't always so. We think it speaks well of all
who have supported Mountain Stage over the years, our state, and its
residents that these locales (some far off, some not) have all but
bent over backwards to bring a slice of Charleston, West Virginia to
much more to follow. Continue checking back for more.