Recent Impacts & Highlights
We are also exited to announce Kathleen Gustafson's promotion to Content Director. Kathleen will focus on the development and creation of more local content.
As a KBBI listener, you are connected to our surrounding communities because of the quality information on KBBI that bridges all of the communities we serve. The news department continues relationships with our neighboring communities including the Russian villages and across Kachemak Bay in Seldovia, Nanwalek and Port Graham.
KBBI's news team has been leading and participating in a regional cooperative in an effort to maximize resources and increase efficiency. KBBI (Homer), KDLL (Kenai), KMXT (Kodiak) and KDLG (Dillingham) have been sharing news and information weekly. Other stations such as KUCB (Dutch Harbor) & KCHU (Valdez) have expressed interest in participating as well.
KBBI has also recently begun posting the full audio of Homer City Council, Kenai Borough Assembly, and other community meetings that we are able to attend, on our web site.
KBBI has revamped its emergency preparedness manual and procedures. We are preparing a few boxes of materials/supplies for our studio and transmitter sites in the event that staff need to remain at the station for an extended period of time during an emergency. You can help KBBI in our emergency preparedness efforts. We are seeking financial donations in any amount for a total of $1,000. If you can help, donate online here or please contact Dorle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 235-7721 x221. Thank you!
KBBI continues to be a media sponsor of the Kachemak Writer’s Conference. KBBI also sponsors Cook Inlet Keeper’s Electronic Recycling Event, Salmonfest and the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business After Hours with on-air messaging. KBBI is also proud to support Homer Youth Resource Guide, a resource for teens by teens.
KBBI launched a Legacy Giving program. By naming KBBI in your will or trust, you'll help ensure that future generations can enjoy and cherish all that local public radio has to offer.