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Cruise-ship initiative call-in show on public radio Aug. 15


August 10, 2006
Thursday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaskans will have a chance to learn more about Measure 2 on the August 22nd statewide primary ballot during a forum and call-in show on public radio this month. The ballot initiative calls for further taxing and regulating Alaska's cruise ship industry.

The program will air from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 15th, on public radio stations in Southeast and elsewhere in the state.

CoastAlaska News Director Ed Schoenfeld will host the program with KCAW-FM reporter Melissa Marconi-Wentzel. Guests will be Chip Thoma of Responsible Cruising in Alaska, who supports the measure, and Bob Wysocki of the Huna Totem Corporation and Alaskans Protecting Our Economy, who opposes it.

The program will be produced by KTOO-FM in Juneau and CoastAlaska, a consortium of five Southeast Alaska public radio stations. It will be distributed by the Alaska Public Radio Network.

Stations planning to broadcast the program include KTOO in Juneau, KCAW in Sitka, KFSK in Petersburg, KSTK in Wrangell, KRBD in Ketchikan, KHNS in Haines and KYUK in Bethel. Other stations are also expected to join.


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