KBRW's purpose is to provide a quality source of information, cultural programming an entertainment unique to the needs of the people of the North Slope, and to share with others as appropriate.
KBRW is the only locally operated broadcast radio station on the North Slope comprising an area of more than 95 thousand square miles. Along with our main AM & FM transmitters located in Utqiagvik (Barrow) which also serve the communities of Wainwright and Atqasuk, we have translators in the communities of Point Hope, Point Lay, Kaktovik, Nuiqsut and Anaktuvuk Pass. KBRW is a community radio station. KBRW's signal is also streamed live on the internet at kbrw.org.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
KBRW broadcasts life-saving information:
For many of our listeners, KBRW is the only source of emergency information, such as dangerous storm warnings and health threats.
KBRW serves the interests of the community:
KBRW covers local events of major import, such as hearings in the villages, and the speeches and debates of political candidates and decision-making bodies. KBRW covers local sports and entertainment to Inupiat dancing and singing. KBRW is how neighbors talk to neighbors with programs like The Birthday Program, which allows listeners to call in from around the North Slope and anywhere in the world to wish their family and friends the best on their special day. KBRW gets their messages on the air.
KBRW Promotes Native language and heritage:
KBRW's quality bi-lingual programming and coverage of Native issues promotes Native culture, Inupiat values, and tradition on the North Slope.
KBRW makes culture and entertainment accessible to the North Slope Borough: KBRW's home produced programming coupled with quality NPR programming gives the people of the North Slope Borough a refuge of eclectic and superior entertainment.