KXLL has some talented DJs. David Reed, one of our newest, is also film maker. This weekend he’s going to Sitka for Homeskillet Fest to collect more great footage.
“Each year dozens of artists from the Northwest and beyond gather in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska. The result is a festival unlikely to repilcated: A small fishing town stacked the musicians ranging from a single person with a guitar to a gang of computers used by breakdancing madmen. Homeskillet festival seems to have it all, but in a personal dose. All acts share one stage and artists can been seen in the audience enjoying other performers. Everyone gathers to enjoying the music together, reflecting how the festival began in the first place – friends on a Sitka beach entertaining each other through song.” -David Reed
- Lawmakers will take their first look Friday at a bill changing the Alaska State Council on the Arts from an agency to a public corporation.
- A unanimous Juneau Planning Commission approved the first phase of the Pederson Hill subdivision, clearing a major hurdle for the city's housing initiative. Now it will be up to the Juneau Assembly to decide how it will offload the 86 lots.
- Alaskans would pay more in property taxes if the state government cuts the amount it pays to offset the debt to build schools.
- The stations at issue include KINY AM Juneau and KGTW FM Ketchikan.