*Position Summary* *News Reporting*
a. Prepare news stories on a variety of beats relevant to the Kenai
Peninsula (including oil & gas, environment & climate change, city and
borough government, education, outdoors, healthcare, and business)
b. Conduct interviews and produce news stories for daily newscasts.
c. Prepare news content, including photographs and text, for use on KBBI
and partner websites and for sharing via social media.
d. Substitute for news director as necessary.

a. Provide continuity during network programs.
b. Prepare and deliver scheduled newscasts, community calendars, marine and
local weather.
c. Maintain FCC transmitter log, Emergency Alert System (EAS) log, and
program log during shift.
d. Record modules for broadcast on KBBI as needed (community calendar, Fish
& Game announcements, etc).
e. Pitching and board operations during on-air membership drives.
f. Monitor sources for special coverage events and change programs as
directed by supervisor.
g. Check established sources for messages regarding promos, impaired feeds,
rundowns, etc.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    2. At least one year public radio and/or other relevant experience.
    3. Excellent announcing and production skills; attention to detail.
    4. Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word,
    Adobe Auditon, iMedia Touch.
    5. Familiarity with radio automation operations.
    6. Excellent interpersonal communication and team skills.
    7. Ability to maintain flexible work schedule including early-mornings
    and/or evenings; may include holidays and weekends.

    Supervision: This position is supervised by the News Director and works
    closely with the Content Director.
    Classification: Regular Full-Time, Non – Exempt
    Salary Range: DOE; package includes health insurance, medical and leave

    *To apply*

Send cover letter, resume, references and 3 work samples to:
Terry Rensel, KBBI General Manager, at terry@kbbi.org, or mail your
documents to 3913 Kachemak Way, Homer, AK 99603.

This position is open until filled. Application materials will be reviewed
as they arrive. KBBI-AM/Kachemak Bay Broadcasting is an equal opportunity

March 2, 2017–Frank Soos–The Facts of the Matter: How Facts and Values Matter in Our Communication

Frank Soos moved to Alaska in 1986 and taught at the University of Alaska from then until 2004. As an educator and award-winning writer, he is a Professor Emeritus for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an Alaska State Writer Laureate.

Described by the Alaska Historical Society as a natural promoter of literary arts and artists, Soos is a prolific writer of both poetry and prose. Many books of his have been published, including Unpleasantries that was just released by the University of Washington Press.

His book Double Moon: Constructions and Conversations, is a collection of mini-essays in collaboration with the work of his wife, visual artist Margo Klass.

Soos enjoys cross-country skiing in winter, and fly fishing and biking during the Alaska summers.

He challenges us to consider that how we communicate, and what we do with our lives, is important and meaningful.

Frank Soos’ Presentation 03-02-17

Frank Soos

Frank Soos