Kucharuk’s day now starts, like most days for those who are still working, by sanitizing the equipment in the CKRW broadcast building. He then starts working on his newscasts, consisting almost 100% of Covid-19 stories.
“Now it’s settled into a new normal. You kind of know what’s going on. We haven’t used our storyboard in about three weeks, because everything was evolving every minute.”
Any time Kucharuk is able to work on a story that doesn’t involve Covid-19, it’s a small bit of relief, such as a story he wrote about Yukon hockey star Dylan Cozens early in the week.
“It’s something just a little bit different to write up. Even early on in the pandemic, we had a comment on our Facebook page, saying it would be nice to have at least one non-Covid-19 related story, kinda like cat videos for the ear.”
While being incredibly busy during the week, Kucharuk does take the time during the weekend to be with his wife and daughter, before getting back into the booth on Monday to continue giving Yukoners the latest coverage of the pandemic.
You can listen to Luke McGrath’s full conversation with Tim Kucharuk below.