Scott Waterman

Scott Waterman joined KBBI in May 2019 as Interim General Manager. For the past 26 years, and until his retirement last year, he served as energy programs manager for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation. Previously he worked in radio in Alaska. He spent six years at KABN Radio in Big Lake, then managed KIYU Galena, served as program director at KRBD in Ketchikan, and was news editor for APRN in Anchorage. Additionally, he hosted the Ninth Alley blues program on KNBA Anchorage for ten years and consulted in fundraising for KBRW in Utgiagvik (formerly Barrow) and KTNA in Talkeetna. He also assisted KTNA in their initial organization and start up.

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KBBI will be broadcasting NPR's Special Coverage of the Republican Convention Monday through Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. as Republicans will meet in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump for President. Due to this special coverage All Things Considered, National Native News, the KBBI Evening News, Alaska News Night, and Marketplace will not air on those days.

KBBI General Manager Dave Anderson, Program Director Terry Rensel, and Board of Director's President Dave Eckwert discussed all things KBBI during this hour long program that aired in place of CoffeeTable on Wednesday morning.

Dear KBBI members:

I am writing to let you know that KBBI’s general manager, Dave Anderson, has informed the board of directors and staff that he plans to retire in April. The board has accepted Dave’s resignation with regret, and a search committee comprising members of the community, staff, and board will be formed to begin our work to find his successor. We will celebrate Dave’s service to KBBI at a special event in early spring.

The KBBI Board of Directors seeks a General Manager to lead KBBI into the future.

We are unable to bring you the CoffeeTable this week. In its place we have the latest special from America Abroad; How Drones Are Reshaping the World.

You can find out more about this program here

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Local cook Teri Robl joined Host Daysha Eaton on the CoffeeTable to talk about holiday cooking and memories. They discussed, and took listener calls, about favorite holiday recipes, family traditions, and suggestions on what to serve during the holidays.

Join KBBI on Thanksgiving Day from 8-10 a.m. for The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential, their annual live Thanksgiving call-in show. This year's scheduled guests this year are Jacques Pepin, Dave Isay, Nigell Lawson, and Andrew Zimmern.

You can find out more about the program, including the number to call-in with your questions at

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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.

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.

We are unable to bring you the CoffeeTable program this week. In its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Beyond the Blackboard.

You can find out more about this program at

Kenai Peninsula United Way

Representatives from Homer-area non-profits and the Kenai Peninsula United Way joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss how the state's current fiscal climate is affecting their funding, not just the funds that they receive from the state, but from local municipalities, and individual donors.

We are unable to bring you the CoffeeTable program this week. n its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Boots to Books.

You can find out more about this program at

Due to Tuesday's Municipal Election on the Kenai Peninsula, there will not be a CoffeeTable program this week. In its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Teaching Teachers.

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