Trial under way in case of runaway POW boys

John Mathis Jr. listens to court proceedings in his trial Tuesday. (Photo by Madelyn Beck)After seating a jury Monday, the trial of a man accused of helping his brothers run away from their Prince of Wales Island home continued Tuesday in Ketchikan Superior Court.

Tobacco tax back in front of Borough Assembly

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough will vote Monday on reconsideration of a proposed $3-per-pack tobacco tax. The Assembly rejected the proposal during its last meeting in a 3-2 vote, with two members absent.

Welcome, Madelyn!

KRBD's 2015 summer news intern, Madelyn Beck, is already hard at work.KRBD welcomes this year's summer news intern, Madelyn Beck! She officially started work on Wednesday, and you probably already heard her voice on the air.

KRBD schedule changes and call-in show

You can hear our call-in show where listeners share their views on program changes. We welcome your comments.

UAS goes smoke free

DSC_0317Joining about a thousand campuses nationwide, the University of Alaska, through its Board of Regents, will become smoke-free. Campuses statewide have until the end of this year to implement it. Wednesday, University of Alaska Southeast is the first to officially become smoke free.

Sunshine affects sales

DSC_0192Ketchikan’s summer tourism season is well underway. Record low rainfall in May and warmer-than-usual temperatures had a lot tourists smiling, but in a place known for rain is sunshine bad for business?

Steak knives claimed by MOB in first R2AK

Team MOB Mentality. (Photo from R2AK.com)It was a battle for second place in the Race to Alaska, with two teams fighting each other and the weather, as calm winds forced them to row to the finish line early Monday morning.

Tom’s sendoff

TomLongtime KRBD volunteer and community member extraordinaire Tom LeCompte died June 6. KRBD hosted a two-hour, on-air sendoff that day for Tom. Click here to listen.

School Board to update its FY16 budget

WhiteCliffThe Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District will again discuss its FY16 budget at its meeting Wednesday. Without a final budget from the state, things are likely to change again, however the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed to contribute 7.7 million dollars in funding.

Happy 39th Birthday, KRBD!

Happy Birthday, KRBD!

Today is KRBD’s birthday! Tomorrow we celebrate with Live Day. Be sure to tune in from noon until 5 pm to hear your friends and neighbors perform “Live” on-air, with hosts, Megan Petersen and Colin Patton.

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