KBBI

NONPROFIT NEEDS

The R.E.C. Room (youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) needs a refrigerator.  Contact: Anna Meredith, recroom@kbfpc.org, 235-3436  KBBI is looking for a volunteer to help stuff envelopes… Continue reading

 

NONPROFIT NEEDS

KBBI is looking for a volunteer to help stuff envelopes for a mailing on Sept. 8, 9 and/or 10 any time between 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

 

Another great event in Homer

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak… Continue reading

 

Flowers in teapots add some color to the boardwalk by Coal Town Coffee and Tea on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently while walking the Spit, the Betster noticed an odd phenomenon: Homer cars sure do have a lot of bumper stickers. At least the B.… Continue reading

Flowers in teapots add some color to the boardwalk by Coal Town Coffee and Tea on the Homer Spit.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Two savannah sparrows fly around a sign at the Mariner Park Beach on the Homer Spit near the storm berm. Over the past years, the berm has built up, improving habitat for birds.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

You know how in all the hip cities neighborhoods have cool names? There’s Soho in New York for “south of Houston” or SoMa in San… Continue reading

Two savannah sparrows fly around a sign at the Mariner Park Beach on the Homer Spit near the storm berm. Over the past years, the berm has built up, improving habitat for birds.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Public answers KBBI’s call for help

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,… Continue reading

KBBI’s General Manager Dave Anderson displays the public radio station’s master control boards, which are out of date and in dire need of replacement. The station is hoping to raise $12,000 by the end of June to buy new equipment.

Indiegogo to the rescue: KBBI faces equipment crisis

“Oldies” are a popular radio staple. But that’s for music, not for infrastructure. The southern Kenai Peninsula’s public radio station, KBBI, is scrambling to pay… Continue reading

KBBI’s General Manager Dave Anderson displays the public radio station’s master control boards, which are out of date and in dire need of replacement. The station is hoping to raise $12,000 by the end of June to buy new equipment.

Writers’ conference success from opening to last chapter

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose… Continue reading

Stevens, Seaton to host town hall meeting Monday

Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will host a town hall meeting at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. They… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Celtfest seeks volunteers

With KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn and Homer Council on the Arts Street Fair taking a break this summer, the season’s big festival will be… Continue reading

Nonprofit Needs

Homer Animal Friends needs a volunteer staff to spend a few hours at our new store. Donations of gently used towels and a ladder also needed. … Continue reading

Daisy Lee Bitter poses with a magazine cover featuring the log cache that presides over the driveway to her peony farm. The cache is particularly significant to Bitter, as her late husband, Conrad, was quite proud of it. The spruce logs were first recycled by the Bitters from the old Kenai Burn. They used them to build a garden fence, which a cow moose destroyed. After that, they asked Barrett Fletcher to recycle them again, by constructing the log cache. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, the cache appeared on the front page of the Homer News. The irony of that, says Bitter, was that her husband died that same day. The cache was more recently featured in December 2011 on the cover of Alaska Magazine, trimmed with clear lights and covered in snow. -Photo by Toni Ross

Homer legend loves to learn, share

She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen… Continue reading

Daisy Lee Bitter poses with a magazine cover featuring the log cache that presides over the driveway to her peony farm. The cache is particularly significant to Bitter, as her late husband, Conrad, was quite proud of it. The spruce logs were first recycled by the Bitters from the old Kenai Burn. They used them to build a garden fence, which a cow moose destroyed. After that, they asked Barrett Fletcher to recycle them again, by constructing the log cache. On Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, the cache appeared on the front page of the Homer News. The irony of that, says Bitter, was that her husband died that same day. The cache was more recently featured in December 2011 on the cover of Alaska Magazine, trimmed with clear lights and covered in snow. -Photo by Toni Ross

Emergency test needs work

If anyone else believes the Emergency Warning System tests are inadequate, it would serve the public if you would advise the Alaska Division of Homeland… Continue reading

Assistant Chief Doug Loshbaugh of the Anchor Point Emergency Services moves a “patient” out of a field hospital Friday as part of an emergency response exercise with South Peninsula Hospital, Central Peninsula Hospital and the Alaska Division of Public Health’s Section of Emergency Programs. The patient was taken to the Homer Airport to be evacuated by Alaska National Guard Pavehawk helicopters.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

Go to any meeting around town and you’re likely to hear the call of Homerus cruditis — that beast we transform into when the spring… Continue reading

Assistant Chief Doug Loshbaugh of the Anchor Point Emergency Services moves a “patient” out of a field hospital Friday as part of an emergency response exercise with South Peninsula Hospital, Central Peninsula Hospital and the Alaska Division of Public Health’s Section of Emergency Programs. The patient was taken to the Homer Airport to be evacuated by Alaska National Guard Pavehawk helicopters.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Giving time, money helps build community

Giving time, money helps build community

About five years ago, I moved back to my hometown. I wasn’t exactly sure why, or how it was going to work. I hadn’t quite… Continue reading

Giving time, money helps build community
KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn won’t happen this summer

KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn won’t happen this summer

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… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2015
  • By David S. Anderson
  • NewsKBBI
KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn won’t happen this summer
In June 1988, KBBI programming director Susan Kernes, left, holds the shovel while development director Cathy Thomas, right, shows Sen. Paul Fischer, R-Soldotna, center left, and Rep. Mike Navarre, D-Kenai, center right, where to break ground for KBBI’s new Kachemak Way studio.-Homer News file photo

KBBI: Homer’s oldest radio station

Forty-five years ago humans first walked on the moon. By 1979, it’s hard to believe that with advances in science and technology, including satellite broadcasts,… Continue reading

In June 1988, KBBI programming director Susan Kernes, left, holds the shovel while development director Cathy Thomas, right, shows Sen. Paul Fischer, R-Soldotna, center left, and Rep. Mike Navarre, D-Kenai, center right, where to break ground for KBBI’s new Kachemak Way studio.-Homer News file photo
Gary Sloan

Concert on the Lawn moves to new time, recalls station’s past

If it’s late summer, that means it’s Concert on the Lawn time. But wait — it’s not late summer and only the second weekend in… Continue reading

Gary Sloan
A bald eagle sits in a nest near Beluga Slough and the Lake Street stoplight. A pair of bald eagles has nested in the area for several years, first at a tree closer to the light and then in a tree by the motorhome dump station. This tree is a new nest.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Homer’s Best Bets

Not that the Betster actually saw it, but observant citizens reported that last weekend tents covered every square foot of beach above the high-tide line… Continue reading

A bald eagle sits in a nest near Beluga Slough and the Lake Street stoplight. A pair of bald eagles has nested in the area for several years, first at a tree closer to the light and then in a tree by the motorhome dump station. This tree is a new nest.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
KBBI News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

KBBI news director heads to Michigan; Morning Edition host appointed to job

KBBI and KDLL Public Radio News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at… Continue reading

KBBI News Director Aaron Selbig leaves Homer at the end of this month to take a job as news reporter at Interlochen Public Radio, Interlochen, Mich.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
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