KBBI introduces new staff members

KBBI Public Radio AM 890 welcomed two new hires and said good-bye to a departing staff member at a meet-and-greet July 28 at the station on Kachemak Way.

Leaving was development director Rose Grech, who plans to move to Colorado and travel abroad in the fall and winter. Replacing her is Alder Seaman. A Homer native, Seaman recently worked at the Homer News and brings experience in grant writing, advertising, membership and communication to KBBI.

Also starting at KBBI is new reporter Shahla Farzan, replacing reporter Quinton Chandler, who moved to Juneau. Farzan recently finished her doctorate course work at the University of California Davis. She has worked for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and as a staff writer for the California Environmental Legacy Project.