KUCB KIAL Unalaska Community Broadcasting

About Us

KUCB Staff with new sign in 2014.
Credit KUCB File Photo

Unalaska Community Broadcasting is a non-profit public media organization located in Unalaska, AK. Our mission is to inform, educate, entertain, and engage.  

We began as a local access television station and have since developed into a provider Channel 8 Television, KUCB 89.7 FM Radio (a full service local radio station), repeater service for KSKA 91.1 FM, and a multi-media website.  We were incorporated in 1984 as a 501(c)3 charitable organization known at the time as Unalaska Community Television. UCTV broadcast a low-power television signal to the community of Unalaska over channel 8.  Channel 8 Television has been on the air continuously since then.  Our station is also provided over cable television. KIAL AM Radio was broadcasting in Unalaska at that time of our incorporation, and had been on the air since 1976.  

Ch8 TV staff member John Lincoln with original studio equipment. At this point, Channel 8 was a division of the City of Unalaska.
Credit KUCB File Photo

When UCTV was formed in 1984, responsibility of KIAL was transferred from the City of Unalaska to UCTV. Our organization launched translator service of KSKA-FM Radio in 1991. In 1996, our name was changed to Unalaska Community Broadcasting to reflect the broad range of services we provide. In 2009 we replaced KIAL with KUCB 89.7 FM, a full-powered FM station for Unalaska

Our organization is lead by a dedicated board of directors.  We have talented staff and a myriad of volunteers.  To learn more about the station and the services we offer, take a look at our financial and activities reports.