How does Gavel work?

Where can I watch Gavel to Gavel?

The service is seen statewide throughout Alaska.  Gavel Alaska is broadcast over the air on digital television in Anchorage (channel 7.3) and Juneau (channel 3.2). GCI Cable carries the service on channel 15 (channel 18 in Juneau), and many independent cable companies also carry Gavel Alaska. Dish Network and DirecTV also provide the service to most of their subscribers in Alaska.  The TV signal is also streamed live on the web.  To find out where to watch in your community, use our channel guide.

How is Gavel to Gavel funded?

The City and Borough of Juneau provides a major grant to fund our coverage, and dozens of public-spirited Alaska businesses, associations and non-profit agencies contribute funds annually to make Gavel Alaska possible. KTOO, the public television station in Juneau, also funds the service.  You can contribute too by joining the 360 Circle. Visit our sponsors page for a full list of supporters.

Who decides what you cover?

The producer of Gavel to Gavel Alaska, an employee of KTOO, makes the day-to-day programming decisions based on the subject matter, availability of staff and the number of hours in the broadcast day. Gavel Alaska is independent of the Legislature and the State. Generally, we almost always cover House and Senate floor sessions and key committee meetings. As time allows, we may also air press conferences, subcommittee meetings, public policy events and speeches and other matters related to state government.

How can I get my event covered?

We’re always open to suggestions for what to cover on Gavel Alaska.  We make decisions based on several factors, including the availability of equipment and personnel and public interest in the event.  To offer a suggestion, contact the Gavel Alaska producer.

Can I buy a recording of an event televised on Gavel Alaska?

Yes.  To order, find the event in our media archives, and click on the order link.  We’ll confirm the availability of the event and contact you for payment information.  Generally, we charge $40 for the first hour.  We can usually provide a DVD copy of event within seven business days.