Recent Accomplishments & Highlights

Program/News

Based from NPR research on listening habits in November NPR changed the program clocks nation-wide to Morning Edition and All Things Considered causing some KBBI programming changes. Program clocks are the minute by minute road map of elements within a program. This allowed us to provide higher quality reporting that's specific to our area (southern peninsula) while keeping a flow with statewide and national program elements.The KBBI-KDLL operating agreement ends in June. The renewal will include substantial changes as KDLL moves forward in its development as an independent station. The first step, already taken, involved the KBBI and KDLL newsrooms separating into individual news operations; allowing KBBI newsroom to focus time and energy on southern peninsula news.

KBBI provided accurate and timely coverage of the Funny River Road fire in the central Kenai Peninsula, starting on May 19, 2014.  Both KBBI and KDLL utilized Facebook, Twitter, and our websites as well as our broadcast power to reach as many people as possible. Fire update announcements ran 24/7 allowing residents to follow the fire’s progress.

Community

  • The news department hopes to report from every community we cover. They have established relationships with the Russian communities and building ties across Kachemak Bay and communities to the north.
  • Summer 2014, KBBI partnered with South Peninsula Haven House to host a show to promote Green Dot efforts; a national bystander intervention program that trains people to maximize their impact by being trained to actively intervene in potentially violent interactions.

Looking Forward

  • KBBI is stepping away from the Concert on the Lawn this summer to focus on other areas: other fundraising avenues, programs of interest to underserved groups in our community, outreach to supporters, and form strategic collaborations and partnerships.
  • KBBI plans to rebuild the website with NPR Digital to include new features and improve user friendliness and format. Process starts in April and takes several months to complete.
  • Alaska Community Foundation awarded KBBI a grant to support a strategic planning effort.
  • 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. Visit www.kbbi.org/plannedgiving for more information.

 

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