Alaska “Power The Future Energy Hour” Recap – Brad Keithley and Senator Mike Shower

Alaska “Power The Future Energy Hour” Recap – Brad Keithley and Senator Mike Shower

May 28, 2020

Every Tuesday night from 5:00-6:00 PM local time, Alaska State Director Rick Whitbeck hosts the “Power The Future Energy Hour” on KNVT (92.5 FM, 1020 AM and online at  The show (also replayed during the same hour on Saturday night) is heard throughout Southcentral Alaska communities, and acts as a recap of Power The Future activities in Alaska, as well as an opportunity to hear from various members of Alaska’s energy community.

Since the show’s inception in January 2018, it has had dozens of guests, including members of Congress, Alaska’s Governor, Lt. Governor, State Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners, members of the Governor’s leadership team, executives from organizations throughout Alaska who fight for jobs, opportunities and progress alongside us (The Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Resource Development Council, Alaska Oil & Gas Association, Alaska Miners Association and others), state legislators from both parties who have a role in energy policy as part of their legislative duties and executives from many of Alaska’s leading resource development projects (both current and potential).

Tuesday night, the Founder of Alaskans For Sustainable Budgets, Brad Keithley, joined the show to discuss the upcoming elections for state house and senate, how Alaskans need to work together to achieve a sustainable state budget, as well as the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the Alaska Oil and Gas sector.  Brad’s background in oil and gas, coupled with his ability to educate listeners on what could be highly-technical information, delivered in a way everyone can understand it, makes him a fascinating guest.  If you are interested in Alaska’s fiscal future, and/or how this industry veteran sees the next few years of production and exploration, this is a segment worth listening to.

State Senator Mike Shower, who represents a portion of the Mat-Su Valley, is an outspoken advocate of the kinds of economic restraint not currently found in Juneau.  His fighter-pilot experience, coupled with his no-BS approach to representing his constitutents, lends itself to thorough, no-holds-barred interviews.  We discussed the current status of the state budget, the future of increasing revenues (and jobs) by increased resource development, and what he sees for legislative activities the rest of the summer.

You can listen to the entire show here.  If you have ideas for guests you want on the show, feel free to email