Wednesday, April 27, 2022: KTOO studio dedicated to Carolyn Hobbs Peterson. Juneau Symphony spring concert preview. Brewers Guild of Alaska AK5K Beer Run.  

Carolyn Hobbs Peterson was a devoted animal lover and a dedicated volunteer at the Gastineau Animal Shelter until her death in 1997.

On this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, time out to take care of some KTOO family business. Studio 2K will be dedicated in the memory of Carolyn Hobbs Peterson, a Juneau artist, animal lover, and a volunteer for many community causes.

You’ll also hear the story of KTOO’s Studio 2K, which was designed with Juneau Afternoon in mind. Almost $60,000 was raised to transform the studio into an acoustically friendly environment to showcase the sounds of the musicians and other performers who frequent the show.

Also on this program:

  • A preview of the Juneau Symphony’s spring concert.
  • The Brewers Guild of Alaska’s AK5K Beer Run
  • Ed Buyarski’s Garden Talk
Rhonda McBride, Producer of Juneau Afternoon

Rhonda McBride hosts this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, which airs Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The show repeats at 7:00 p.m. You can also listen online at

For more information about Juneau Afternoon or to schedule time on the show, email




Part 1: KTOO Studio 2K part of a larger renovation project, using best acoustic engineering practices.

Guests: Bill Legere, KTOO General Manager. George Reifenstein, longtime KTOO board member. Wayne Jensen, architect for remodeling project. Art Peterson, donor for Studio 2K renovation.

Listen to the official dedication of  KTOO’s Studio 2K to Carolyn Hobbs Peterson, as well as the story behind a $58,000 community campaign to bring KTOO’s outdated studios into the modern broadcasting era.


KTOO’s Studio 2K was officially dedicated to Carolyn Hobbs Peterson on Wednesday. Left to right: Wayne Jensen, Bill Legere, Art Peterson and George Reifenstein.  Jensen was the architect for the project. Legere is the general manager of KTOO. Peterson was the lead donor for Studio 2K’s remodeling. Reifenstein is a longtime KTOO board member, who helped with fundraising for the overall KTOO studio renovation project (Photo by Jamie Waste).



Part 2: Brewers Guild of Alaska fundraiser: AK5K walk, run or hike.

Guests: Meghan Chambers, Forbidden Peak Brewery. Tommy Vrabec, Denali Brewing Company.

Leave it up to the Brewers Guild of Alaska to figure out how to roll exercise, fun and of course, beer, into one package. In the 2022 AK5K, you can choose your own route to run, walk or hike a 5K. When you finish,  you receive prizes.


Part 3: Dr. Christopher Koch takes the helm of the Juneau Symphony at spring concert.

Guests: Charlotte Truitt, executive director for the Juneau Symphony. Dr. Christopher Koch, Juneau Symphony music director.


After two long years of struggling during the pandemic, the Juneau Symphony returns to the stage as a full orchestra, and the timing couldn’t be better. It’s the debut concert for Dr. Christopher Koch, the Symphony’s new music director. This weekend’s symphony performance is a Musician’s Favorites concert that features pieces selected by the orchestra. The concert also features the winner of the 2022 Youth Solo Competition, Angela Huffer, an eighth grader at Faith Community Christian School.


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