Pat Race/AK DHSS


   Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll and Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital join KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to answer questions from the listeners and give an update on COVID positivity rates, vaccination rates and mitigation against the Delta variant.

AK DHSS says to expect and prepare for rapidly increasing incidence of COVID-19 in the community.

National Weather Service

The strongest earthquake to strike not only Alaska, but all of North America in the last 56 years prompted a tsunami warning and an evacuation of the Homer Spit and other low-lying areas of Homer and Kachemak Bay last night around 10:30 p.m.
     The cause was another large earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska, 75 miles southeast of Chignik, but this one, with a magnitude of 8.2, far exceeded two others in the recent past. Like the others, only small tsunami waves were observed.

Tsunami Warning for Homer, Kachemak Bay Cancelled

Jul 29, 2021

The tsunami warning for Homer was cancelled at about 12:40 a.m. No damaging waves are expected. Wave heights of less than one foot were recorded on the Alaska Peninsula. Tune into KBBI AM 890 Morning News for more.

National Weather Service

University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Earthquake Center

WEAK51 PAAQ 290701 TSUAK1 BULLETIN Public Tsunami Message Number 2 NWS National Tsunami Warning Center Palmer AK 1101 PM AKDT Wed Jul 28 2021 UPDATES ------- * Revised magnitude ...THE TSUNAMI WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT... ...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT...

Tune in to KBBI AM 890 or here online for the very latest updates.


Click on the audio for this Back to School edition of Coffee Table.

Join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:

Pegge Erkeneff ; Spokesperson for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District


Jul 26, 2021
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

On this week's Check the Pantry, Jeff Lockwood sits down with vermouth enthusiast Matt Iverson of Turnagain Vines for an in-depth look at the many faces of this often-mistreated aperitif.  

This season of Check the Pantry is made possible by the generous support of Bay Realty and The Grog Shop.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 7/25/21.


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll says to expect and prepare for the increase of COVID in the community.

Nurse Carroll explains the Delta variant of the virus, which is circulating now, can be more than twice as contagious as the original.

Kachemak Bay State Park

Hello, this is Ingrid with Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park with this week's trail report updated Wednesday, July 21st. 


COVID-19 positivity rates continue to climb and demand for tests at South Peninsula Hospital's Vaccine and Test Site has more than tripled in the last 7 days. KBBI's Kathleen  Gustafson has this update.

    A series of intermittent power outages will be occurring in the Homer area for the next several weeks as Homer Electric crews work on a maintenance project from the start of East End Road to just beyond Kachemak Drive. The work began yesterday and will continue through mid-August.

According to an announcement from HEA, crews will make every effort to keep the interruptions as short as possible and to contact affected customers beforehand. 


COVID-19 case numbers are surging upward in the state causing the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to put Alaska back in High Alert status. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has the story.


Courtney Griechen


Wild Shore New Music

Jul 19, 2021
Wild Shore New Music
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

KBBI and Bunnell Street Arts Center's latest entry in Bunnel Arts by Air features Wild Shore New Music/CORVUS New Music Ensemble.