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Radioland - KBBF 89.1 FM Bilingual Radio - Sonoma County

by Edgar Avila

KBBF Interns:

Hola amigos, we hope you have had a wonderful summer and all of us at KBBF wish you a fantastic fall. It is back to school time and we are once again seeking student interns who are interested in learning all about working in the field of Bilingual Radio. If you are a student at Sonoma State or Santa Rosa Junior College and would like to be considered for a semester long internship, then please contact us at 707 545-8833. There are a number of areas that an intern could work in, including sound editing, radio production, underwriting, journalism, event planning and much, much, more. Go ahead and give us a call if you are interested in working with KBBF Radio this fall.

Speaking of events, we have a lot planned for the coming months including partnering again with Sonoma County’s Science Discovery Day, our annual Trunk or Treat in October and celebrating Latino Heritage month. Stay tuned for special programming on KBBF 89.1 FM and listen in or plan to come by to say hello at one of the many cultural events that we are sponsoring out in the community this fall.

Latinos and Voting

After the Conservation Corp. did such a tremendous job with our big clean-up at Did you know that every 30 seconds a Latino citizen turns 18 and becomes a potential voter? Are you registered to vote? You have until October 24th to do so and as long as you are 18 on November 8th (election day!) and a U.S. citizen then you are good to go. Just make sure you register before October 24th. Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. right now and will wield unprecedented political clout in this year’s election cycle. In fact, millennials (those who are 18 to 35 years old) make up a whopping 44 % of all Hispanic eligible voters. And according to the Pew Research Center, since 2014, twice as many Latinos have registered Democrat than as Republican. But regardless of your political persuasion, the important thing is to be sure that you are registered to vote for this year’s very important presidential election. Tune in to KBBF radio for lots more election programming and information. 

KBBF in the Community

In August, Robert “Bob” Aaronson, an independent police auditor hired by the City to enhance oversight, public accountability, and overall performance of the Santa Rosa police department met with community activists at KBBF headquarters. The purpose of the meeting was to provide an overview of some of the changes that are happening within the Santa Rosa Police Dept. An extensive question and answer period took place. Two of the main concerns discussed were the handling of complaints and the need for community input with regards to policing. Aaronson believes in the personal touch and advised that he wants to encourage those who want to make a complaint or have any issues with the police department to “pick up the phone and call me,” he said. Bob Aaronson can be reached directly at (707) 543-4179 or

KBBF Wants You!

Persons who are interested in volunteering and offering talents that contribute to their community through KBBF are invited to call the station during the day at (707) 545-8833 or send us an email at We are particularly looking for people who are team players, friendly, bilingual and interested in social justice, communication and community engagement. Prior radio experience is a definite plus but never required!

KBBF Board Meetings

They happen the last Saturday of every month and it is where you can learn even more about all the great goings on at KBBF Radio. Our next two meetings are August 27th at 10:00 am and again on September 24, 2016. Come by and meet our two brand new board members, Caroline Banuelos and Alicia Roman. Learn how to get involved in your bilingual, community, radio station. Nos vemos alli!

KBBF is 100% Listener Supported!

So why not help out and give to a cause well worth listening to? Your financial support means a whole lot to us, particularly during our special year-long matching period where all our financial donations (up to $50,000) will be matched by a very generous anonymous donor! Your support for the first, bilingual, public, radio station in the country, KBBF Radio 89.1 greatly appreciated!