Ketchikan news and services for southern Southeast Alaska
KRBD is the primary source of trustworthy local Ketchikan news, as well as news and content for Saxman, Metlakatla, Craig, Hollis, Klawock, Hydaburg and Thorne Bay.
Tune in at 105.3, 107.1 and 90.7 on Revilla and Annette Islands; and 101.7 or 90.1 on Prince of Wales Island. Stream us through the Listen Live button at the top of this page.
We strive to inform, educate, entertain, and engage our listeners through national, state, and local news broadcasts, with a variety of national shows and an eclectic mix of locally produced music shows. We air daily local interviews during Morning Edition covering a wide range of topics from safety measures to child care, public health concerns to gardening, to events that the public can attend or how they can volunteer their time and skills. Our local City Council meetings, Borough Assembly meetings and school board meeting are covered. During election season we broadcast candidate forums and open our phones so that community members can call in with their questions. All this is broadcast on the air, featured on our website, offered on Facebook and Twitter, and streamed from our website.
Our closest collaboration is with the other CoastAlaska stations where we share news stories, training for our development directors, managers, and programmers, website maintenance and upgrades, and strategies for delivering the best service to listeners. Our news stories are also available for the Alaska Public Radio News’ nightly broadcasts, which reaches listeners across the state.
As the LP1 for our listening area we belong to our Local Emergency Planning Committee-LEPC. Public safety for island communities such as ours is of the utmost importance.
The station became involved with the “Ketchikan Nonprofit Collaborative” comprising many local non-profit organizations sharing resources, ideas and people with the goal of educating the community about their services and the value of those services not only socially, but also economically.
In 2022, we launched two monthly newsletters. One is for members only, and provides back-of-house news and information. The second is a news digest, open to anyone. Click the image below to get that newsletter!
Our annual CPB grant ensures KRBD continues to broadcast programming that serves the community of Ketchikan, the Village of Saxman, the community of Metlakatla on Annette Island, and the communities of Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Hydaburg, and Hollis on Prince of Wales Island. Our broadcasts are the only nightly broadcasts with up to date local, state and national news. We are committed to keeping our citizens informed and with the support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s grant funds, we will continue to do just that. Thank you!