Welcome to The Copper Chronicle Archive

Bisbee is a town rich in history from the city’s mining heritage to the current creative class. On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, KBRP Community Radio and the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, brought this varied past to the airwaves through a new collaboration. This program, The Copper Chronicle, will record and archive the stories that make this rich history relevant to our citizens and visitors.

The launch of The Copper Chronicle, hosted by Bisbee native Charles Bethea, reveals a distinctive narrative created through extensive research in the library of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Mr. Bethea, a member of the Museum’s governing board of directors who has recently returned to his hometown after a successful arts administration career, conjures a sound that is reminiscent of storytellers familiar to listeners of public and community radio.

Listen to Past Programs

The Copper Chronicle -- 1887 Earthquake

The Copper Chronicle -- 1908 Bisbee Fire

The Copper Chronicle -- Bisbee Massacre Part 1

The Copper Chronicle -- Bisbee Massacre Part 2

The Copper Chronicle -- Bisbee Massacre Part 3

The Copper Chronicle -- Central School

The Copper Chronicle -- Christmas in Bisbee

The Copper Chronicle -- Copper Queen Part 1

The Copper Chronicle -- Copper Queen Part 2

The Copper Chronicle -- Disease

The Copper Chronicle -- Elaine and Joe Saba

The Copper Chronicle -- Felix

The Copper Chronicle -- Lavender Pit

The Copper Chronicle -- Lowell

The Copper Chronicle -- Lyric Theatre

The Copper Chronicle -- Muheim Family

The Copper Chronicle -- Old Bisbee High School

The Copper Chronicle -- Pools

The Copper Chronicle -- Radio

The Copper Chronicle -- St. Patrick's Church

The Copper Chronicle -- The B and The Copper Pick

The Copper Chronicle -- Tunnel

The Copper Chronicle -- WPA In Bisbee