As a 62 year old, lifelong Alaskan, I have rarely witnessed as much dysfunction in a legislative session as occurred in 2016. The inability of our elected representatives to craft a budget with even a glimpse of sustainability for the future was appalling. It made Vecogate pale in comparison.
David S. Anderson
I’d like to share a positive story about people coming together to support services they consider very important in their lives and communities.
Year-round, KBBI public radio provides news, community information, music, and most importantly, timely and accurate information during times of crisis and disaster. Providing these services 24/7 involves a considerable investment in technical infrastructure, from satellite dishes to transmitter and tower, and all the equipment in between.
KBBI’s annual outdoor music festival Concert on the Lawn (COTL) turned 35 this past summer. The concert began as a one day thank you event to Homer following KBBI’s annual summer membership drive. A couple of flatbed trailers off Main Street, some microphones and speakers, Gary Thomas’ spaghetti and the show was on.