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Dr. Dan Etulan

Our Founder

Dr. Dan Etulain.  Dan first came to Alaska to work for Sheldon Jackson College as its Dean in 1982.  After years of service to the students of Sheldon Jackson, Dr. Etulain retired from his first career in education, and swiftly segued to a career in broadcasting, first acquiring KIFW-TV in Sitka.  

 

Years ago, Dr. Dan Etulain noticed a vast separation between those in rural and urban centers in the State of Alaska. His solution: “If we could only communicate with people in both areas the troubles and triumphs, the challenges and opportunities both possess, we as Alaskans would be far richer.”  From then to now, Dr. Etulain has owned, operated and sold KATH -TV in Juneau, KSCT-TV in Sitka. 

 

In January of 2006, Dr. Etulain’s company, North Star TelevisionNetwork, a broadcasting company known in Alaska for its outstanding service to both its viewers and advertisers, acquired a construction permit to serve the Anchorage market.  By February of 2007, KACN hit the airways of Anchorage.  In May of 2015, KACN-TV, became affiliated with the ME-TV network, bringing the most Memorable Entertainment to Alaska.  

 

Dr. Etulain has been named a Cossak Cap recipient by the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce.  He has been nominated as “Alaska’s Broadcaster of the Year”, and Dan has been a Rotarian for several decades. 
 

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Scott Stansbury

Videographer

Scott started his career in photography in 1976 with the Canon AE-1. The first time he was published he was 21. Through the years he was published many times in trade magazines and other publications. He is continually perfecting his craft in both photography and videography beyond the norm. His passion is to take his artistic skills to everything that he does and to put that wow factor into the eye of the beholder.

Scotts skills have earned him many prestigious awards such as Best of Anchorage, Top 10 Wedding Photographers, and many others through the years. He has produced videos for politicians, State of Alaska, Nashville singers music videos, TV Commercials, Documentaries, tourism industry, educators and many other industries. 

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Tim Flynn

Station Manager

Tim hails from the second greatest state in the union; Texas.  He was raised on a cattle ranch then received his education from Grayson County Community College and East Texas Baptist University.  Life change enabled him to fulfill his dream of moving to Alaska about 20 years ago; a decision he has never regretted.

 

Since his arrival Tim's work experience includes General Manager for Alaska Business Services, Sales Manager for the Alaska Native Business & Resource Directory, Sales Manager for KACN/Me TV and now Station Manager for KACN /Me TV.  This experience has given Tim the opportunity to work with Alaskan businesses large to small.  With 20 years of experience working with those businesses he has the knowledge and expertise your business needs to communicate your message effectively to a large audience.

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Charlie Ellis

Broadcaster

Charlie Ellis, 
Moved from Maryland to Alaska in 1992. 

 

He has been in Broadcast Advertising Sales and Business Management Consulting for over 25 years. Charlie, is currently the Business Manager for KACN-TV / Me-TV Alaska. He is married with two adult children and one very loyal dog.  
 

“Never over promise and always be responsive” are Charlie’s guiding principles for customer satisfaction. Charlie, wants you to know, we thank you for your interest in Me-TV and greatly appreciate you as a viewer or advertiser. 

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Blake Messer

Digital

Blake Messer has been with KACN-TV since day 1.  Messer first moved to Alaska in 2004.  In addition to serving on the KACN Advisory Board since 2006, Messer has served as the Past-President of the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Board, the Salvation Army Alaska Advisory Board, the Sitka Rotary Board, and the Rotary 2000 of Ketchikan board.  

 

Blake Messer currently directs Me-TV Alaska’s Digital Advertising efforts and helps hometown Alaska businesses connect customers to cash registers.     
 

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OUR STORY

Years ago, Alaskan advocate/educator/broadcaster Dr. Dan Etulain noticed a vast separation between those in
rural and urban centers in the State of Alaska. His solution: “If we could only communicate with people in both areas
the troubles and triumphs, the challenges and opportunities both possess, we as Alaskans would be far richer.”

In January of 2006 North Star Television Network, a company known formerly in Alaska for
it’s outstanding service to both it’s viewers and advertisers with the NBC affiliates KATH in Juneau, KSCT in Sitka and Sitka Community Television, acquired a construction permit to serve the Anchorage market. In January of 2007, the former Alaska Public Radio Network studios were
secured on old Seward Hwy. By February that year, the North Star Television’s Engineering team built sturdy, pedestrian studios.

KACN-TV is today located in the KDMD-TV building in Anchorage Alaska, and broadcasts
programming from the Eagle River area with full power. KACN-TV is one of a
handful of enterprises that can broadcast to all of Alaska. The station transmits over-the-air and digitally on channel 33.3 and on GCI Cable 95 throughout Anchorage and the Mat-Su 

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