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“Dear Friend…” (May 2021)

Some newcomers are surprised to learn how important good humor is to Western Alaska, a region known for a pragmatic view of life.

For the Indigenous people groups in Western Alaska, humor is a significant cultural value.

The ability to make a good joke can diffuse a tough situation. Good humor gives strength to stay positive and bring cheer to our neighbors. As Western Alaskans know, making someone smile is a great antidote for bitter hearts and bad days.

By staying positive in news coverage and teaching announcers to speak with a smile on their face, the radio signal lifts spirits and highlights the good in our region. The core message is, “You are loved.” “You matter.” “You can accomplish your positive goals – and God is with you.”

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