KBBI will be hosting the 2nd Annual Concert on Your Lawn Saturday June, 19th live on air. On this episode of Coffee Table General Manager Josh Krohn and Development Director Loren Barrett discuss the upcoming event and play a selection of music from the Concert on the Lawn Archives. 

The 2021 KBBI Mug Design Contest

May 14, 2021

  KBBI is currently seeking submissions from our talented and creative listeners for the 2021 KBBI members’ mug! The winning design will be featured on limited edition mugs available to all KBBI sustaining members during the Fall 2021 Membership drive, as well as used on our website and during promotion of the Fall Membership drive. These coveted mugs are considered to be treasured collectors’ items. The artwork will be seen by hundreds of KBBI members, and their families and friends in Southcentral Alaska and beyond.

  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.

Arevalo elected to lead KBBI Board

Jan 22, 2021
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Thursday night the board of directors for Kachemak Bay Broadcasting Incorporated, licensee of public radio station KBBI AM 890, held its annual membership meeting over Zoom and on the air.
    An executive order by Governor Mike Dunleavy last year allows non-profit corporation boards to meet over video conferencing as a social-distancing accommodation due to Covid-19.
    As explained by General Manager Josh Krohn, the virtual annual meeting was just the latest in a series of disruptions to station operations in the past year because of the global pandemic.

On this edition of The Coffee Table:

KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn and Loren Barrett, Development Director talk about new projects and equipment upgrades at the station with an assist from KBBI Board President Wayne Aderhold.

And Senior Producer Jeff Lockwood previews this weekend’s Concert On Your Lawn!

Sunday mornings at 11am Jeff Lockwood and his guests convene in the KBBI studios in downtown Homer to explore food- one ingredient at a time. Discussing ingredients through cooking techniques, cultural importance, and personal stories, Check the Pantry helps KBBI listeners answer that every day query of - "Hey, what's for dinner?".  

Locals already know to tune in to this KBBI favorite but this week Check the Pantry and Jeff Lockwood gained national recognition with a feature article on Eater- a James Beard Award winning food and dining site that food lovers will know well.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

KBBI will soon be on the hunt for a new general manager. KBBI’s current GM, Terry Rensel, announced his resignation Wednesday during a staff meeting also attended by some members of KBBI’s Board of Directors.

Rensel is moving to Virginia to take a job in historic preservation. In a press release, KBBI said it was not specifically naming the organization as a courtesy because it had not yet announced its hiring decision.

Rensel will remain on the job until May 24. He originally came to KBBI as a program director in 2007 and became general manager in 2016.

Photo Courtesy of State of Alaska

Lawmakers are preparing to return to Juneau next week for another special session.

Gov. Bill Walker wants them to pass new revenue measures and restructure the Permanent Fund. Legislators may also consider overriding some of the governor's vetoes.


Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott visited the Kenai Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, where he discussed the upcoming special session. He said legislators must bring urgency to achieving the goals laid out by Gov. Walker when they return to Juneau.


'The Exchange' Offers Clean Needles and More

Jul 5, 2016
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

Homer got its first needle exchange recently. Simply called, ‘The Exchange’, the primary goal of the pilot program is to reduce the spread Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and bacterial infections among intravenous drug users by exchanging used needles and syringes for clean ones. Dr. Sarah Spencer, a local doctor board certified in addiction medicine, is overseeing this project. KBBI’s Daysha Eaton talks with Dr. Spencer.


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.

KBBI State of the Station

Mar 16, 2016

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.

Welcome to Our New Website

Sep 22, 2015

Welcome to our new website, which features music playlists, enhanced search options by topics and categories, information about DJs and shows, and the ability to stream live music and breaking news when available from NPR. Recent KBBI stories will still be accessible and searchable on the new site. The Community Calendar process is the same as well as the membership/donation page. We hope you enjoy the new features. Email us your feedback at info@kbbi.org. Thanks!