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 12 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…
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.
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.
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!
"On Air" DJ 2pm-5pm
Afternoons 2pm - 5pm
Claiborne re-joins our KIBS team after a stint traveling in Peru, Mexico & the UK. A former resident of Oak Creek and start up Director of the Museum of Film History in Lone Pine, Claiborne previously endured the music industry and large scale event circus for more years than she cares to recall. For over 5 years Claiborne hosted her show "Whip Crack Away" in CMRadio for Europe, loving the chance to interview every country artist as they came through London. Happily returned to the Valley she can be found tramping the back country when not in the
She's the Cat.
Not in the way one bit.
I do Everything !
Following in her mumzy Claiborne's footsteps, Hayden has recently joined the KIBS team with marketing, sales and events promotion experience from London's nightclub and corporate scene. A live wire buzz of energy, her hobbies are dancing, laughing, adventuring and having as much fun as possible – loving learning about radio broadcasting! She is speechless with happiness to be back home in the Valley. She will be face you see when you first arrive at KIBS!
News and Sports Director
Started at KIBS-AM in 1980 after a brief meeting with John Young, who encouraged him to come visit anytime. Deston has spent over 25 years in radio and has done just about everything there is to do in radio. He is a graduate from the Academy of Radio & TV Broadcasting, has worked in the radio industry through out the Eastern Sierra, LA, Palm Springs, Anaheim, Tulare, Elko Nv., and Moab, Utah. Deston the hosted his own Top 10 Independent Country Music Countdown Show, and, hosted the Music History Class on the syndicated Independent Music Network. He attributes his success in radio to John Young, "John was a unique man and I was lucky to have learned the business from him"! . "It's great to be back where my career started"! Deston's other adventures included stints in the US Navy, Law Enforcement, and Bishop Tribal Council Chairman...