The LOG introduces editor Wolfgang Kurtz
Annette Shacklett | The Seward Phoenix LOG
LOG editor Wolfgang Kurtz and his daughter Alysa take a break in front of The LOG office.
Wolfgang Kurtz is now onboard as editor at The Seward Phoenix LOG. Kurtz will coordinate the news facets of the print publication and its online edition.
Kurtz first got involved with the news trade in 1992-93 while a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage where he was studying computer science and biology. One day he read a sign on campus that a student radio station was starting, thought it might be interesting and signed on to the project. He’s been involved in communications ever since.
He first reported news at the UAA radio station. Then with the advent of the internet he found himself writing quite a bit, mostly commentary. In 2006 he worked as editor of The LOG for a short time with the LOG’s former owner Alaska Newspapers Inc. before it reduced staffing.
Kurtz has worked at the former Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs as an administrative assistant, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as a programmer for the biometrics staff, the Alaska State Employees Association where he was a founder, and Micro Age Computers in Anchorage where he wrote instructional materials and taught computing.
For the last 20 years he’s worked mostly in radio — managing and owning radio stations all over Alaska.
Currently, in addition to his work at The LOG, he is working with Kenai Educational Media to get local FM station KIBH back on the air in Seward.
Kurtz has lived in Alaska since 1982, when he moved here from Washington state. He first started spending time in Seward in 2003 managing local radio stations and ended up purchasing them in 2006.
His attention remained divided between business interests in Seward and Soldotna and family in Anchorage. However, recently he, along with his 9-year-old daughter Alysa, moved to the Seward area full-time.
Kurtz is knowlegable in many areas including business, politics, science, communications, sports and arts.
“I am interested in keeping the local community informed about issues that affect their lives and livelihood,” said Kurtz.
Contact Kurtz at editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com, 224-4888 or 232 Fourth.