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RADIO FREE BISBEE!

In 1997, a group of local visionaries in the border town of Bisbee, Arizona, formed the Bisbee Radio Project, Inc.  Located in the mile-high Mule Mountains in the northern Chihuahuan desert, Bisbee comprises a community of former copper miners, artists, bikers, writers, dancers, musicians, and similar free spirits—truly an eclectic mix of residents.  

 

Located in the heart of Brewery Gulch KBRP 96.1 FM, went on the air with automated programming 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.  In 2008, KBRP moved its office and broadcast studios to the Central School Project.  We remained there until 2015, when KBRP settled into part of the downtown theater known as the Bisbee Royale. In June 2021, the station moved again to its current home on the second floor of the Bisbee Mercantile Building. This site allows greater accessibility to the public, and space for a variety of community activities.

 

Our dedicated volunteers devote their time and talents to manage all aspects of the radio station. Regular activities include: live broadcasting, studio-to-transmitter technology, implementing FCC rules and regulations, library and database maintenance, fund raising, and the experience of creating and working together.  We are introducing new programming featuring local news and community affairs. And of course, live DJs bringing an incredible range of musical entertainment to our audiences.  KBRP is a bustling hub of activity, creation, and fun.  

 

Our inspiration and guidance for this labor of love is expressed in our mission statement:

 

“The mission of KBRP is to maintain a community media center dedicated to creating an awareness of local interests and socially responsible programming. KBRP…through its cooperative structure, aims to entertain and enrich…with a broad mix of education, culture, art, humanities and music.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the Bisbee Radio Project, Inc. manages the affairs of KBRP and the Bisbee Royale. The Board is fiscally responsible for the organization.  The Board is also authorized to hire the Station Director and determine other staffing needs.  Board members participate in various committees which provide oversight in the functionality of the organization. 

 

The Board of Directors is elected by the KBRP membership-at-large.  The Board is made up of seven members fulfilling both one and two year terms.  Anyone interested in serving on the Board of Directors is encouraged to submit a request to bisbeekbrp@gmail.com.

Please download a Board application here.

CURRENT BOARD:

Joni Giacamino - President

Kirk Reynolds - Director

Patrick Tilcock - Secretary

Mark Parsons - Director

Paul Tompkins - Treasurer

 

NEXT BOARD MEETING

Time: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM. 

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Agenda

 

MINUTES

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from September 30, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from September 16, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from September 6, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from August 12, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from June 10, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project P & L Report, Jan-Apr 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from March 17, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from February 17, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 21, 2021

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from October 16, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from September 23, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from August 19, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from July 15, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from July 1, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from June 17, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from April 15, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from April 3, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from March 18, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from February 19, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from February 5, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 9, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 3, 2020

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from October 17, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from Aug 22,2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from April 4, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from March 31, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from March 20, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from February 10, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 22, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 17, 2019

Bisbee Radio Project Minutes from January 6, 2019

 
 
 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CALENDAR

 

VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK

Participant Member Handbook

 
 

PROGRAMMER HANDBOOK

On-Air Programmer Handbook