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KYBU Radio

A core group of twelve people had a dream--a radio station to serve the needs of Round Valley.
With a great deal of perseverance, KYBU was born and began broadcasting in December 2010 under the umbrella of the Friends of the Round Valley Public Library. Starting out in the janitor ’s closet of the library, KYBU moved in 2013 to a newly refurbished and outfitted building owned by the Friends. With over 200 supporting members and 20 underwriters, KYBU is completely self-supporting, with an annual budget of $18,000.
Providing up-to-the-minute information on issues crucial to the community as well as entertainment and news twenty-four hours a day, KYBU has filled a huge vacuum in the valley. With no local newspaper, and nothing more than a few bulletin boards to get the word out, the residents benefit enormously from the station ’s public service announcements, which have been a great boon to both the economy and the welfare of our region.
Currently eighteen programs are locally produced. Despite the various physical and emotional divisions in our community, the Radio Committee has been able to bring in members from all walks of life to share their experiences and help us to understand one another as we heal old wounds and make new friends. It ’s hard to imagine ever having been without KYBU!