Being an active part of the community is what inspires radio stations KIBS-FM (Country) and KBOV-AM (Classic Hits). The husband-and-wife team – Lauren Brandt and Steve Miller – have owned the stations for almost 10 years! They feel it’s very gratifying being part of the communities they serve and enjoy being able to give back. One of their most satisfying accomplishments is their “Coats for Kids” Campaign with the Salvation Army, where thousands of coats have been donated to people in need over the years. Lauren and Steve know that it’s because of their strong KIBS/KBOV family that the stations are so successful. They would like to invite you to meet their team…
Steve Miller & Lauren Brandt
Lauren Brandt and Steve Miller – have owned the stations for almost 10 years! They feel it's very gratifying being part of the communities they serve and enjoy being able to give back. Lauren and Steve know that it’s because of their strong KIBS/KBOV family that the stations are so successful. They would like to invite you to meet their team…
In Loving Memory
1936 - 2013
Radio legend, John Young was the owner, Chief Engineer and morning DJ at KIBS from 1976 to 1995. He began his radio career as a teenage Rock 'n Roll DJ in his native Texas in the 1950s before obtaining his First Class Radio Telephone License in 1958. John's first Chief Engineer job was at KVOU in Uvalde, Texas where he also held down a DJ position. After moving to California in 1960, he went to KUDU in Ventura where he became known as "Johnny Dallas" because of his Texas drawl. He later worked at KWOW in Pomona and L.A. at KPOL. In 1976 John and his wife, Betty, purchased KIBS 1230 am in Bishop and in 1984 converted it to KIBS 100.7 FM, the am station became KBOV. For 19 years he had the most popular show in the Eastern Sierra and Western Nevada. Although he "retired" from the airwaves in 1995 after selling KIBS/KBOV, John returned to the airwaves on KIBS with his popular Saturday afternoon Classic Country Show in 2008. John passed away on July 18, 2013, less than a week after performing on what became his final radio show.
On-Air DJ -Program & Music Director
Photographer & More
Gary Young continues to follow in his father's footsteps with a career in radio broadcasting! Gary is on-air every weekday with his own Morning Show. Listen to Gary live from 6-10AM on KIBS. For his first project here, Gary put together a six-hour Elvis Memorial Show in 1977, working for Dad. Gary is happily married to his beautiful wife, Rochelle. And, they have three children and two grandchildren. He is best known for his sense of humor and his incredible photography.
"The Chevy" On-Air DJ
Mike Cheuvront "The Chevy" first went on the air at KIBS in 1985 and has held many air shifts over the years including the morning show starting in 1995 when John Young sold the radio station and retired from the air waves. Chevy also hosted popular Rock 'n Roll Oldies shows on both KIBS and KBOV in the 1990s. The Chevy left radio in 2002 for a six year stint at the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce before returning to KIBS in 2008 where he now hosts the weekday afternoon drive show from 2-6pm. Seeing that he first went on-air back in the days before CDs, The Chevy still enjoys playing an occasional 45 rpm record (a round vinyl disk with a big hole in the middle) from the KIBS archives. His hobbies include trout fishing. exploring back country dirt roads in his Jeep and shooting and editing videos, a few of which can be found here on our website.
News & Sports Director
Arnie Palu began serving as a News and Sports director in September of 2001. Palu, a native of the Cornhusker state, has a degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to delivering local news and sports for KIBS/KBOV, Arnie and his wife Kelliann are very active in the community. The Palu’s are both volunteer leaders for Younglife, and Arnie has coached football at Bishop Union High School since 2008.
Ron Knox was hired on back in 1989 to engineer the L.A. Dodger games. Along the way, he was taught how to engineer the local football, basketball, and baseball games of the Bishop Broncos. Ron has been producing the Community Calendar and the Birthday & Anniversary lists here, too. He was born in Lone Pine and has been a resident of the Owens Valley for most of his life. Ron is a graduate of Owens Valley High School in Independence.
Sales & Account Executive
Super Sales Expert
Born and raised in Bishop, Account Executive Brandi Cox brings years of sales experience to KIBS/KBOV. Brandi is active in community events, and we are excited to have her here at the station! Plus, alent AND personality she brings to the table.
Kelsey Rae Lewin
Marketing & Promotional Coordinator
Kelsey Rae Lewin is our Marketing and Promotional Coordinator, more commonly known around here as "Boston." With a background in Production, Kelsey has worked for TV Shows like Fox’s “Dish Nation” and NBC’s “The Voice” in LA. She lives with her boyfriend, Zach and their dog, Cali. And she's a huge fan of her new home here!
Waylon & Willie
KIBS/KBOV Mascots – Or as we know them, “The Boys”