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.

Thank you to all … more

Give For Your Grad

The Ketchikan High School Class of 2014. (KRBD file photo)Renew your membership to KRBD, or sign your graduating student up for a new membership between now and Friday and we will read a special message of your choice to your grad during KRBD's Live Day, this Saturday from noon to 5pm.

Students plant trees to celebrate Arbor Day in AK


Third-graders at Fawn Mountain Elementary water their spruce saplings on Arbor Day 2015.

Each state celebrates Arbor Day on a different day, in Alaska it’s the third Monday in May. Today marks the 49th year Alaska has celebrated the … more

Coming This Saturday!

Live Day Ad 2015Join Colin Patton & Megan Petersen for 5 hours of live music & performance. This Saturday from noon to 5pm on KRBD and streamed live on the KRBD YouTube channel!

Taking ideas from hypothesis to blue ribbon

IMG_0337For a few days this week, Houghtling Elementary School’s library looked more like a laboratory than a library. Tables were covered in poster boards, and exploratory stations for its annual science fair. The fair is the only one still going in the district, and has been around for more than 20 years.