Mar 22, 2016

In January, KBBI General Manager, Dave Anderson, announced his retirement. His last day is April 8. KBBI's board of directors has unanimously approved Terry Rensel as the station’s next general manager. Mr. Rensel, who serves as KBBI’s program director, will succeed Dave Anderson, the current general manager, on April 9.

“After a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found who we consider to be the best individual to assume leadership of KBBI,” said Dave Eckwert, president of KBBI’s board of directors. “Terry steps into the general manager position with nine years’ experience as the station’s program director, and he has a strong working knowledge not only of KBBI and our community but also the greater Alaska and national public broadcasting systems. KBBI is not Terry’s first public radio experience either. He has also been program director for WFPL in Louisville, KY, and WUCF in Orlando, FL. We are fortunate to be able to advance someone with this much experience as well as a passionate belief in public broadcasting.”

 “I'm honored, and I'm grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of dedicated, talented professionals and volunteers,” said Mr. Rensel. “KBBI is a vital part of the Homer community, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to strengthen the service that we provide.

Dave Anderson expressed confidence in the board’s choice. “Terry brings years of experience to this position in the program and technical areas of KBBI’s broadcast operations, as well as in building relationships with local community members and organizations. His skills will help the station as it deals with reduced state funding and consequent adjustments to operations. This is a position of great responsibility, and Terry has the experience to guide the station through these challenging times.”

We hope you can join us in celebrating Dave’s 30 years of service to KBBI at Alice’s on Friday, April 15 starting at 7:30 p.m.  with music starting at 8.

Dave Eckwert, KBBI Board President