Prince William Sound RCAC

Homer is well-represented in the newly elected executive committee of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, which held its annual board meeting in Valdez this week. Among other business, the board convened to elect officers who will serve for the next year.

    Robert Archibald is the president of the board. He holds the seat representing the City of Homer.

Emilie Springer: Ohlson Mountain Rope Tow

6 hours ago
Sarah Banks

     “The closing day for Homer’s rope tow is coming right up,” Bill Wiebe tells me as we sit down to talk about some history.  May 9th is the last day, one more Sunday! “Come on out, even if you don’t ski!  Come up and look at it, it’s pretty cool,” Wiebe says.  He’s joined by Sarah Banks.

     “We may have a little hill but people come out of here being great skiiers and snow boarders. You have talk to Davey Baird,” both Wiebe and Banks agree.  


The snow melts revealing our gardens, awaking from a long winter. For this Coffee Table, producer of KBBI's Homer Grown, Desiree Hagen is the guest host. Joining her in the studio is Kyra Wagner of Homer Soil and Water Conservation District and Francie Roberts, master gardener and former president of Homer Garden Club. They answer gardening questions generated by Desiree and the listeners. 

May's Second Sunday Shakespeare in Context: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

May 6, 2021
Public Domain

Host Sarah Brewer from the Mud Bay Bards and Kachemak Bay Campus Professor Jeff Meyers team up with Doug Koester from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as they discuss this month's featured play in the KPC Second Sunday Shakespeare series. 

City of Homer

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on vaccines and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID and answers questions from the listeners and debunks misinformation about masks and their effectiveness.
And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about travel guidelines for travelers to and from Alaska.

Kachemak Bay State Park

Ingrid Harrald with Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park has this week's trail report issued Thursday, May 5th.


The end of the State's Disaster Declaration, combined with relaxed COVID guidelines for gatherings and, just,  May in Homer mean that this weekend will be full of performances and activities. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson attended a dance rehearsal for a performance this weekend.

  KBBI will be celebrating the summer solstice by hosting the second Concert on Your Lawn. Saturday June 19th, KBBI will host the Concert on Your Lawn a  day of live local music to celebrate our amazing listener-supporters, the summer solstice, and the ways public radio keeps us connected. KBBI is currently holding open auditions for musicians. Virtual auditions will be open until Monday, May 31st. Musicians can submit a recording with whatever instruments they'll be using. Songs must be originals. If you have audio equipment, please use it for the recording.


Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy signed a proclamation ending the State's Emergency Declaration last week and Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum signed a Public Health Order, directing DHSS to continue taking all necessary actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic including leading Alaska’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Emilie Springer: Farewell to Miss Claudia

May 3, 2021
Ashley Hansen

Are you ready for a story about a storyteller?  This week I talked to Claudia Haines’ at Homer Public Library and the past 18 years she’s spent here.  However, the position of youth services librarian was posted by the City of Homer about a week ago and there are only two more weeks left for Miss Claudia.  I start by asking her how she first connected to the library.



KBBI is seeking musicians for the June 19th Concert on Your Lawn! Click here to learn more and submit your audition.

Are you ready for a story?

KBBI is happy to present Storytime Anytime! Tune in at your leisure to the three book series My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett and read by Claudia Haines from the Homer Public Library.

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