Thank you for your continued support of KRBD Rainbird Community Radio!
We know local news is one of the most important services we provide to the residents of Southern Southeast Alaska. To help continue that quality service, we are launching a new End of Year Fundraiser focused on supporting local news!
You can find national and world news on many different platforms, but KRBD is the only non-commercial, paywall-free, regular source for news and information that directly affects Ketchikan, Saxman, Metlakatla and Prince of Wales Island.
The state’s budget process this year means no state funding for public media. For KRBD, specifically, that means a $76,000 loss in revenue. Expenses don’t just go away – we still need to pay bills, subscriptions, salaries, insurance – but we were able to make some sizable budget cuts through personnel changes.
However, we can’t make up for the full $76,000 loss through cuts alone.
Our supporters were exceptionally generous during our Fall Fundraising Drive. We are grateful and humbled by your response. Let’s keep that momentum going with this new End of Year News Campaign!
Through the month of December, people who use KRBD’s local news content online and on the air can support that service, specifically.
KRBD is working with five other CoastAlaska community radio stations for this News Drive. Coast reporters share stories of regional interest; listeners and online users benefit greatly from this cooperative effort.
We also have partnered with regional and statewide businesses and organizations that support local news. These partners have generously agreed to match donations at the local level. Coast stations will share the revenue from the business matches, but donations from individuals will stay at the stations they support.
Become one of those supporters today! Donate generously to keep news reporting healthy in southern Southeast Alaska.
You can donate online anytime through this link. You also can call the station at 907-225-9655 or 1-800-557-5723 during business hours, and we will happily take your donation over the phone.