Welcome to the KINY
website, designed to compliment our on-air programming. Check What's New each time you log
on for quick links to the latest features. To email, write or phone any of our staff
members, just click on Contact Us.
Our air personalities have their own pages which you can access by clicking on Air Staff. The Site Map is a directory of the
inside pages of our rather extensive site -- look around here if this is your first visit.
The News Center has
instant access headlines and links to all of the major online news sources and publications, plus the
Juneau Daily News
Online and Alaska Daily News Watch -- sources of current local and state news.
The Weather Station features Juneau and Alaska forecasts,
satellite photos, surface maps, webcams, current conditions and more.
Browsers Minimum browser requirements to effectively view our site are Internet
Explorer 5 or Netscape Communicator 4. Legacy
browsers below these versions will not properly display our pages. Our site is
best viewed in Internet
Explorer 6 -- for a free download of IE6, click here.
For a free download of Netscape Communicator 7, click here.
Monitor Setting/Font Size
Our pages look best when viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels using
a medium font size. Set your color to 16-bit or 32-bit High Color. See your
operating system's Help file for the steps necessary to set your screen resolution and
color. Setting the font size is simple, and can be done within your browser. In Internet
Explorer, go to View, Font, and then choose Medium. Other browsers have similar features.
Test your settings:
**This sentence should be exactly as long as the thin
line just below it**
of the highlighted links you see on our pages are sound files or
on-demand streaming audio. Generally, you'll see a small speaker, icon or button denoting these as audio.
For the most part, we use sound file formats which can be played by all Sound Blaster
compatible sound cards with appropriate software. Our "News of the North
Now," "The Time Capsule" and other audio features utilize Windows Media or MP3. You will need
(or comparable player) to make use of these
formats. Also, your system should at the very least a Pentium III
Windows ME and Internet Explorer 5, with
a 56kbps modem. (A better system for listening to our audio content is a
Pentium IV 2Ghz or higher running Windows XP and Internet Explorer
6 with Windows Media Player 10 on a
cable modem or DSL.)
WebTV Some of
the original content on the KINY website is available to WebTV users,
however many of our features are not. For example, the pages won't appear
correctly because television screen resolution is much lower than computer monitors.
In addition, page sizes are permanently set by WebTV to 544 by 372 pixels, while KINY and
most Internet sites use 800 by 600 pixels. Also, there are only two very
fonts available on WebTV. These inadequacies can cause serious discrepancies
in how our site looks. WebTV does not support streaming on-demand audio (like our News of the North Now), Adobe Acrobat files,
frames or Java applets, all of which are incorporated into our site. So, because of WebTV's limited
technological nature and capacity, we cannot guarantee that our pages or
look or function properly.
AOL Like WebTV, America
Online is not a complete Internet service. While AOL users can get to some
of our original content, they will find many features and content
unavailable or outdated. AOL incorporates server-side "page
caching" to make browsing appear faster. Because of this, if
another AOL user has visited any of our pages ahead of you, you will see the cached
pages instead of the current documents which we may have updated. In the
case of our daily news, polls, weather and other constantly changing pages,
there's a good chance you'll get outdated, cached pages instead of the
latest versions. AOL also
converts online graphics into a proprietary, lower quality format (again
to make browsing appear faster than it really is). This conversion may
render our photos, graphics and other visual enhancements poorly. So, we
cannot guarantee that our pages will look or function properly. We suggest
you get a real Internet service like those offered locally by ACS
Connection/Download Speed How
fast are you really connecting to the Internet? Whether you use dial-up,
cable modem, DSL or a corporate LAN, you can get an accurate reading by
Test your download speed here.
Internet Security Just
how safe from hackers is your "always on" Internet connection?
There is a simple test which can let you know if you're vulnerable to
attack. Click here
for the "Shields Up" test. (While
technical journals rate this test as highly effective, KINY Radio does not
warrant or guarantee the results.)
Links All of our off-site links are tested on
a regular basis. We avoid slow and busy servers to ensure that you can get in and out
quickly. The sites are also chosen carefully to compliment our on-air
programming. However, we're always open to suggestions. Drop us an email note.
We also only link to other free sites -- we won't point you to subscription
Java Some features on
Popup Ads All pages on
this site that are maintained by KINY are "popup ad"-free.
However, as you leave our site from links or through outsourced services,
you may indeed encounter them. We think they're as annoying as you do, and
will not allow them on our own pages (the ones with the KINY logo and blue
banner at the top).
Frames With the exception of our Weather
Station, the KINY website does not incorporate html frames in our pages.
Going Home To get back to the main
home page from any of our inside pages, all you need to do is click on the KINY logo at the
top of the page.