Native Health Gospel Television Goes Digital in Alaska

August 01, 2010 | Ephraim Palmero

On April 28, Ephraim Palmero, Alaska Conference communication director, signed an agreement with KACN-TV to broadcast a minimum of two hours of video programs from selected Adventist media sources each weekday. KACN-TV is the leading channel in Alaska, broadcasting native productions and other informational shows of interest to the arctic communities.

"The Native New Health broadcast materials are the most superior in content and quality that I have seen and broadcast here at KACN-TV. I am thankful that your church has produced this series," says Dan Etulain, KACN-TV Alaska president.

The primary focus of the programming will be health-related as well as other native community awareness issues that would be of interest to potential viewers. With funding help from an anonymous donor, the Alaska Conference has chosen the KACN-TV network as a conduit of its ministries and to convey the message of health reform and civic matters. Alaska is demographically and culturally diverse with a vast frontier to be covered with digital broadcasting. This was an important consideration in the choice of venue for reaching the 200-plus villages throughout Alaska's arctic.

KACN-TV can be viewed on GCI and Mat-Su Cable Channel 95 and on GCI Statewide Cable Channel 1.