KIYU - Big River Public Broadcasting


The 2019 Big River Public Broadcasting Membership Drive is here!

Here is a letter from KIYU Operations Manager Tim Bodony regarding the current status of KIYU, and why this membership drive matters.

As you may have come to expect from KIYU recently, there will be some changes this year...

Instead of giving any more t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and stuff like that, we are going to give away something more portable and universally accepted: money.

We are putting together a big ol' game of squares. This is basically a lottery (for which are licensed under State of Alaska Gaming Permit #1440), in which contestants claim a square (or two or three or more) on a grid, and then the winning squares are chosen at random.

The larger your donation to KIYU, the more squares you get on the board.

Here are the membership levels and corresponding square assignments:

Individual Level ($50 donation) - 1 square

Family Level ($100 donation) - 2 squares

Super Supporter ($200 donation) - 5 squares

Major Supporter ($400+ donation) - 10 squares


There will be three cash prizes and three chances to win.

3rd prize is $1000

2nd prize is $1500

Grand prize is $2500

Dukie Wholecheese has also donated a half cord of firewood, which we will raffle off at the same time.

The drawing will be held on or around Thanksgiving. The deadline for payments in order to participate in the square contest is November 21.


Businesses and other organizations seeking to pay their underwriting donations can also use the PayPal link below to pay online. Or you can send a check to P.O. Box 165, Galena, AK 99741. Be sure to mention that you are paying for underwriting in the "notes" field of the PayPal transaction page, and leave a good phone number so we can call you if necessary. Underwriting donation request letters are going into the mail during the week of October 21-25.




Here are the different ways you can give:

1) Call us at 907.656.5498 or 1.800.478.KIYU

2) Donate online through PayPal:    



  Click on the 'Donate' button to become a member using PayPal. If you already have a PayPal account (used on websites like eBay for online purchases), you only need to input your username, password, and amount of your donation. If you do not have a PayPal account, or do not want to use it for this transaction, you can also pay by credit card on the PayPal site. In either case, we will send you a receipt acknowledging your donation, and confirming your mailing address, where we will send your "thank you" gifts. You can also use the Giving Assistant link.

  3) E-mail your intent to pledge to


  4) Send a donation in the mail to KIYU, P.O. Box 165, Galena, AK 99741


Thanks for your support.


You do not need a PayPal Membership to donate. You can pay at the link using a debit or credit. The page should look like this....


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