After years of collecting, reconnecting with artists, sorting, scanning and digitizing, The Alaska Music Show is on the air. Hundreds of hours of made-in-Alaska music is now singing over the Anchorage airwaves, forty hours every week!
View a full list of Alaskan artists featured each week.
For decades Alaskans have created, performed, and most importantly recorded their original music. Commercial broadcasters in Alaska only play music you would hear on the radio anywhere else in the world, but local artists have nonetheless persevered and made some of the best music you've never heard.
Now you can discover what Alaskan Artists have been up to all these years. The Alaska Music Show launched in 2017 on KONR 106.1 FM in Anchorage. The Alaska Music Show showcases music from the most interesting pool of talent in the nation. From Folk to Native Alaskan to Rock to entire symphonies, all of the music we air was created right here in Alaska. Over a thousand albums' worth of music. There's something for everyone.
The Alaska Music Show was created by life-long Alaskan music producer and composer Kurt Riemann. Over his decades-long career in Alaska he has personally recorded and produced hundreds of albums. His experience with the rich musical heritage of the North is the force behind The Alaska Music Show.
Critical logistical support for the project has come from the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation's Live, Work, Play. initiative, whose Creative Place making project is spearheaded by Moira Gallagher.
*Information taken from www.alaskanmusic.org.