City and Television Station Tour, Anchorage, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m.-Noon $69

Start the conference with this narrated 3½-hour tour, scheduled for the morning before the NFPW general membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10. (Seating is limited to the first 14 who send paid registration forms.)

Take a van from your hotel in downtown Anchorage through the university/medical (UMED) district to the east side of town for a tour of a locally owned television station in a small market that rivals anything in top markets. KTVA, the local CBS affiliate, built new studios in 2013 and won studio design set of the year nationwide. Led by Eddie Macsalka, Promotions Director, you will tour the five state-of-the-art studios that develop four shows per day in Anchorage and for Southeast Alaska communities of Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan. The station, owned by GCI, the local telecommunications company, has nine robotic cameras.

After the studio tour, hear briefings from the chief engineer, news director, general manager and the news team. On the way back, see more of Anchorage and go west of downtown to see floatplanes at Lake Hood and Earthquake Park.

Learn more about Earthquake Park in a 7/21/15 Alaska Dispatch story titled: Half-mile jaunt at Earthquake Park reminds visitors of 1964 shaker

Cost is $69.

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