By Brix Hahn/ Extreme Alaska
Over the past week I’ve been working on assembling an investigative-type article on KSUA, the college radio station at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Over spring break three employees of KSUA flew to Austin, Texas to take part in the music festival South by Southwest, an annual event focused much on indie and rocks music. It was recently brought to my attention that these student employees did not have to pay for a majority of their expenses and I’m setting out to figure out where the funding came from and why these students were allowed to attend opposed to others. Additionally, it is my understanding that UAF’s Concert Board, a group responsible for bringing musicians to the university to play subsidized concerts for students, also send at least one member to Austin for SXSW, but where did this funding come from?
At this point I’ve only conducted one interview, so I don’t have all the facts yet, but I hope this Extreme Update wets your appetite for what I hope will be a very interesting story on university allotment of funding.