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KBBI-AM Revives Local Library’s Story Hour Over-The-Air

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 6/8/2020

Kachemak Bay Broadcasting’s KBBI-AM Homer, Ak., has partnered with the local public library to broadcast story hour to children stuck at home due to the pandemic shutdown. KBBI and a local librarian are reading children’s stories on Thursday mornings on the air, serving the community’s residents and those living in the surrounding villages. In addition to providing entertainment and comfort during isolation, the story hour is an educational resource for children who may be at home without reliable internet. The program also dedicates time to allow children and parents to call-in and say hello to their friends and neighbors.

“Radio, particularly in a small community like that ... can really focus in on children and do excellent work,” said broadcaster Al Bramstedt Jr.

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