96.1 FM | 780 AM | Yours for Western Alaska

October 1971: The loss of Brother Huck

October 8, 1971

Traveling by small boat from the village of Pilot Station to St. Mary’s, 33-year-old Br. John Huck, SJ, and three others drown when their boat capsizes near the confluence of the Yukon and Andreafsky Rivers. Huck, who directed construction on the studio building, had become a great friend to the KNOM crew, who are overcome with grief. Huck’s body is never found.