Board of Directors
43 Howell Ave.
PO Box 1501
Bisbee, AZ 85603
In 1997 a group of dreamers and visionaries in the border town of Bisbee, AZ,
located in the Mule Mountains of the Chihuahuan desert,
formed the Bisbee Radio Project, Inc. This non-profit endeavor
was dedicated to bringing radio to Bisbee. Automated KBRP went
on the air on November 21, 2004. Live programming began on the Winter
Solstice, December 21, 2004.
In December of 2005, funds were
raised within the community to hoist the antenna from the low point in
Brewery Gulch to the top of the Central School Project Bell Tower. This strategic
placement more than doubled the number of listeners who dwell in the
winding canyons of the Mule Mountains.
Creating a community-run
radio where there was none has been a true challenge for Bisbeeites, but
the dream has become a reality. Participant Members dedicate their time
and talents to manage all aspects of the radio station and are learning
the myriad skills involved in running a full-time radio: studio-to transmitter
technology, FCC rules and regulations, digital broadcasting, library
maintenance and the production of programs, software programming,
web design, news gathering, fund raising, database maintenance and the daily
negotiation of creating and working together in community. KBRP was glad to make the
move from the Brewery Gultch location to the Central School Project in the fall of 2008.
KBRP is a bustling hub of activity, creation, fun, and information. KBRP
Members produce a daily community calendar, animal rescue updates, local
news, music, book reviews, educational programs and interviews.
Now that KBRP is a Pacifica Network Affiliate, a National Federation of
Community Broadcasters Participant Member, and a member of the World
Association of Radio Broadcasters, it shares programming with a world-
wide network of radio stations.