Although the number of graduates was one of the smallest ever at Anaconda High, joy, exuberance and the occasional air horn wished the 61 individuals farewell during the 125th Commencement of AHS Friday, June 2, at Memorial Gymnasium.
In a slight change of what’s been a traditional Sunday procession since 1993, Anaconda High School will send 61 students into the world Friday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at historic Memorial Gymnasium. The 125th Commencement of AHS will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. on KANA 580 AM, kana580.com and by downloading the live streaming app on the Apple or Google Play app stores.
Live coverage is made possible thanks to our exclusive sponsors Dahood Law Firm, Georgetown Sound, AWARE Inc. and KANA 580 AM.
Starting next week, KANA will be even easier to listen to thanks to applications available on Google Play and Apple app stores.
KANA 580 AM will offer the free apps to stream original content aired by the station. KANA added the additional listening portal due to some listeners having difficulty linking a variety of tablets and smart phones to the online platform offered at kana580.com.
“We want to make accessing our local content as easy as possible for our listeners,” said Pat Noonan, director of media and community relations for AWARE Inc., KANA’s parent company. “It’s our listeners that make our station great, and it’s our goal to make KANA available to as many of them as possible.”
The main focus of the added applications is for listeners who like to follow Copperhead athletics and weekly shows such as America Outdoors Radio and Northwestern Outdoors Radio aired Friday’s starting at 11 a.m. MST.
The app on GooglePlay may already be available, but the developer said it typically takes 24 hours to access the content. The Apple store should be available for download by the middle of next week.
Searching for the app is easy, just type in “KANA 580” into the search bar, download and install.
• For Apple users, click HERE for the iTunes download or search in your app store
KANA will still stream regularly on kana580.com.
BY BLAKE HEMPSTEAD
At 8 p.m. Monday night, rumors started swirling. Then with social media posts the evidence was clear – the iconic and historic Club Moderne was ablaze.
As fast as the news spread, more and more live video feeds on Facebook began to pop up. The fire soon morphed into an unstoppable force ripping through the roof that hauntingly traveled from the north end to the south, then back.
On Wednesday, the Mighty 580 aired Anaconda at the Mic featuring the legendary Jack Nicklaus as part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of Old Works Golf Course.
Below is the podcast of the interview by Blake Hempstead of KANA it its entirety, including candid talks with Nicklaus about why he considers Old Works golf course such a worthwhile project and ending with a discussion with Old Works Director of Golf and General Manager Mark Savoy.
BY BLAKE HEMPSTEAD
Below the surface Kasey Morley is a perfectly normal child. He loves camping, baseball, video games, the Anaconda Copperheads, Montana Griz and annoying his parents. But Kasey’s life is a challenge, even if every passing day you’re in his presence is a consistently uplifting experience filled with joy and optimism.
Just weeks into being 5-years-old, Kasey is rambunctious, outgoing and inquisitive. But his journey to this point has been anything but a walk in the park. Born with a severe cleft palate and skull and with the entire left side of his body smaller than the rest most likely caused from blood flow complications in the womb, Kasey makes the most out of his situation.
This past weekend, 159 teams played in Men’s, Women’s and for the first time ever Co-Ed divisions in the 43rd annual Goosetown/Bud Light slow pitch softball tournament in Anaconda.
Although Sunday’s inclement weather that plagued the entire state of Montana led to cancelling the end of the tournament for what tournament director Bill Hill said, “The first time ever,” coin flips and undefeated teams going into the start of the cancellations determined the winners in each bracket.
BY BLAKE HEMPSTEAD
Turns out this may be how the West has won.
Anaconda’s Sean Gallagher, a 5-foot-9, 190-pound middle linebacker and tight end, got the call Tuesday night and was added to the 70th annual East-West Shrine All Star football game roster.
A member of the AWARE Business Network, KANA 580 AM has been nominated for three radio broadcasting awards from stations throughout Montana.
KANA was nominated for EB Craney Awards in Non-Commercial Radio Program, Station Promotion and Public Service categories to be awarded at the Montana Broadcasters Association annual convention June 25 in Big Sky.
The EB Craney Awards are named in memory of Montana broadcast pioneer Ed Craney, recognizing excellence in local news, production, promotion and public service from radio and television stations located in the Big Sky state.
Throughout all of the radio programs submitted for awards, only the top two in each of 12 separate categories are recognized. Continue reading