STATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Message from the Chair
My name is Tripp J. Crouse (they/them pronouns). My mother Rose Ramsey is Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe) and still lives in Wisconsin. My father who passed some time ago is Gerald Crouse. He most recently lived in Illinois, but traveled all over the Lower 48 working with rodeo producer and stock contractor “Colonel” Bob Barnes. I currently live and work in Anchorage, Alaska, which lies within traditional Dena’ina Elnena, or Dena’ina (Athabascan) Country.
I worked in newspaper publishing in Illinois and Iowa for 12 years before moving to Juneau, Alaska, in 2016, to work in public radio. I most recently served as news and public affairs producer for 90.3 KNBA, Anchorage, Alaska’s urban Native radio station.
I also have the privilege of serving on and now chairing the Station Advisory Committee, where I represent about 12 Native and Tribal radio stations in Alaska.
The Station Advisory Committee serves as a liaison that bring forth the needs of the Native radio network to Native Public Media’s Board of Directors.
The coming years bring increased challenges for Native stations, and the Station Advisory Committee are dedicated to helping Native radio continue to serve their communities. With that in mind, the SAC is currently planning and preparing to meet and construct a strategic plan that will guide the committee and Native Public Media for the next three years.
Baamaapii miinwa kaawaabmin
Tripp J. Crouse
2019 SAC Chair/Alaska Representative
What We Do
The Station Advisory Committee (SAC), a formal committee of the Native Public Media Board of Directors, is critical to the work and services of NPM. Comprised of 7 representatives from the Native radio network, members help to ensure that our services continue to meet the arising and evolving needs of Native stations; specifically those stations that are receiving the Community Service Grant through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.