Seeking KBBI Board Nominations

Board Nominations

KBBI is seeking nominations to the station’s board of directors for the 2015-2018 term. Call 235-7721 x221, if you would like to nominate a potential candidate. Deadline is Dec. 15th at 5 p.m. Before nominating please click "Read More" below to view the board expectations and to complete a candidacy form. A list of committees can also be found here. Thank you!
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Image Courtesy of CASA for Children

The Kenai Peninsula CASA program is recruiting volunteers. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. The program assigns CASA’s to speak for children caught in the middle of cases often dealing with neglect and abuse. Jessica Crump is the Program Assistant for the program.

Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A Live Action Role Play Game filled with wizardry and swordplay is gaining popularity with Homer Youth. Some say it’s a welcome outlet in a town with few activities for young people.

Credit: KBBI Photo

Homer Mayor Beth Wythe, and Council Member David Lewis joined KBBI's Quinton Chandler to discuss the December 1st Special Election in the City of Homer to suspend funding the Homer Accelerated Roads and Trails (HART) fund and directing those dollars into the City's General Fund. The discussion also covered the City's current financial situation and touched on other matter the City is dealing with.

Photo Courtesy of Bjorn Olson.

Homer filmmaker Bjorn Oslon’s film, ‘Heart of Alaska’, is set to premier this week at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. The film follows a Seldovia couple as they travel around Cook Inlet walking and pack-rafting with their two toddlers. They asked the people they meet one question: “Where do you see Alaska in 50 years?”. Bretwood ‘Hig’ Higman and Erin McKittrick talk about their journey captured in Olson’s new film.

Image Courtesy of Kenai Peninsula College

University of Alaska’s President Jim Johnsen came to Homer on Veterans Day to introduce himself to the community. Johnsen visited Homer High School, he met with Kenai Peninsula College students and faculty and he spoke at the Homer Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Johnson also visited Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus last Tuesday. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with the Director of the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, Carol Swartz, about the visit.

Episode 661: The Less Deadly Catch

Nov 16, 2015

Halibut fishermen in Alaska used to defy storms, exhaustion and good judgment. That's because they could only fish in these handful of 24-hour periods. It was called the derby, and the derby made fishing the deadliest job in America.

Today on the show, the economic fix that made fishing safer. And why a lot of people hate it.

On the show we introduce you to David Fry, the owner of the Realist halibut boat.

Note: This episode contains explicit language.

Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Right after their annual Veterans Day parade the Homer American Legion and the VFW from Anchor Point dropped in on veterans living in the long-term care facility in South Peninsula Hospital. The group said they wanted to make sure these vets didn’t feel forgotten.

KBBI's Dorle Harness

Author Dana Stabenow joined Host Quinton Chandler, KBBI's Terry Rensel and listener call-ins to talk all things books. The program was a discussion about the books that we've been reading, and recommendations of books to read in the future. A list of all the books discussed on the program can be found at Dana's website.

Photo from KBBI Database

The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are celebrating Veterans Day with their annual parade on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2015.

Don Ridle is Commander of American Legion Post 16 in Homer. Ridle says the plan for this year’s parade is almost exactly the same as years past. It starts on Pioneer Avenue.

“And then it goes to Islands and Ocean and there’s a ceremony performed by the American Legion and also the VFW from Anchor Point,” said Ridle.

Photo Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer Mayor Beth Wythe plans to try her hand in the State House. Wythe has filed a letter of intent to run for the House District 31 seat to represent the Southern Kenai Peninsula. 

Representative Paul Seaton currently holds that seat.

According to Michael Armstrong with the Homer News Wythe is a registered Republican and will challenge Seaton in the Republican Primary next August.


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