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Unalaska Community Broadcasting is a non-profit organization that has served Unalaska since 1984. We began as a local access television station and have since developed into a provider of television, radio, a website, and various social media outlets. 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 broadcast service area is the community of Unalaska and the Port of Dutch Harbor, the hub of the Aleutian Islands. Since UCB opened its doors in the 1980s, Unalaska has grown to become the 11th largest community in the state, and Dutch Harbor is one of the top fishing ports in the nation. Residents turn to our organization for news and information from a trusted local source. We are the only media organization based in our region, and these days our reach goes far beyond our island. We are often called upon by state and national news organizations to cover news or provide photos and video from the Aleutian Islands, Pribilof Islands, and Alaska Peninsula. Our website gets thousands of hits a week from individuals all over the world interested in Western Alaska news and events.
Channel 8 remains a vibrant part of our organization and we document nearly every cultural event that takes place in Unalaska. Staff collaborates with volunteers to create about 10 hours per week of local programming. Highlights include:
Flash News - A weekly news program featuring a week’s worth of stories from the KUCB newsroom.
Flash Unalaska - A talk show where volunteers review community events from the prior week and give a preview of upcoming events. Flash Unalaska has been on the air since at least 1988.
City Council Coverage
Frequent cooking shows and game shows, when participants are available.