Wade Bryson answers a call during the final live episode of the KINY-AM show “Problem Corner” on Friday morning. The show that began about 70 years ago, making it the longest-running radio program in Alaska’s history, is being replaced on weekdays with music programming after new owners purchased all of Juneau’s commercial radio stations last year. A weekly podcast version of “Problem Corner” that is broadcast on Saturdays and available on-demand is scheduled to debut Feb. 17. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Final ‘Problem Corner’ live broadcast features tributes, tirades, tires for sale and news of a new podcast

Host: Alaska’s longest-running radio show at about 70 years old to offer a weekly non-live program.


Wade Bryson, a Juneau Assembly member who has hosted the radio show “Problem Corner” for the past 16 years, says the last show will be next Friday. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire file photo)

‘Problem Corner’ ending after about 70 years as new owners of local radio stations opt for switch to music

Final broadcast of longest-running radio program in Alaska’s history is next Friday, host says.


Josie Ferrer addresses the audience with announcements during the Filipino Community Celebration on Saturday. Hundreds of people attended the event on Saturday, with more activities planned starting at noon Sunday. (Meredith Jordan / Juneau Empire)

Filipino Community Hall hosts hundreds at celebration

Event is part of larger project after state’s recognizes October as Filipino American History Month.