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 over 14 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 13 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…
Morning guy and all around pest
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.
Mike Cheuvront "The Chevy" first went on the air at KIBS in 1985. 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. 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.
Rest in Peace Dink
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. Ron passed away March 19th, 2017.
She's the Cat.
Not in the way one bit.
The smiling face at the front desk
Ana Ruvalcaba is the sales assistant at KIBS-KBOV Radio. She will greet you with a smile at the front desk. Started working at the radio station earlier in the year when Lauren gave her the opportunity to start as a sales assistant and hopes to learn a lot more from her. She has a high love for music and always wanted to work in the Media business. Enjoys being outdoors. Goes hiking, climbing, and running on her free time. Ana loves being part of the KIBS-KBOV team.
She can't stay away !
Claiborne is once again returned to the fold of KIBS and it is lovely!
Working closely with Lauren & Steve, helping you with your commercial airtime advertising needs and hosting 'Claiborne in the Afternoon' on Wednesdays from 3-5pm, she is busy & relentlessly joyful. When not in the studio, you may spot her tramping about or on the water in a kayak anywhere between Independence, McGee and Shoshone.
News and Sports Character
Bradford is our new News and Sports Director here at KIBS/KBOV. After graduating from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, he began working as a sports multimedia journalist for Inland Sports, and also was a freelance play-by-play broadcaster covering football, soccer, basketball, and baseball for University of La Verne, UC Riverside, Life Pacific College, and high schools in the Inland Empire. Bradford decided to take the job as the KIBS/KBOV News and Sports Director in order become a well versed broadcaster with the ability to wear multiple hats.
Before moving to Bishop, Bradford lived in Redlands, CA for the entirety of his life. He is obsessed with sports, and enjoys playing soccer, snowboarding, and eating Hot Cheetos. Bradford also is terrified of bees, wasps, and anything else that stings.