With heavy hearts, the KIBS/KBOV family is sad to announce the passing of our News Director, Ken Harrison. Ken left this world early on the morning of July 21st, holding the hand of the love of his life and devoted partner, Sonya Hernandez. Ken leaves behind, sons Johnny Harrison and Trevor Harrison; sister Brenda Robinson; niece’s Cheri Noel, Kandi Archibald, and nephew Greg Kennedy. 

As well as Sonya and her son, Chase.
We are devastated by his passing, and relieved his suffering is over.
Ken lived his life to the brim in service to others. He will be forever remembered for his work in Unity Church, involvement and commitment to his home town community and in the community of Bishop,  where he found a second chance to live his best life in a place he had always loved, with a job and partner he adored.
Always ready to lend a hand to inform, entertain and connect with others, he lived several lives in his one lifetime. Truly making  a lasting and profound difference in the lives of so many. Ken wore many hats and touched many lives – as a father, partner, writer, broadcaster, DJ, comedian, angler and mentor to the masses.

Ken Harrison was a good man.


We will remember our friend Ken with love and affection.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help Sonya with Ken’s final expenses can be sent to Sonya Hernandez, care of KIBS.

KIBS/KBOV Obituary Policies

KIBS/KBOV is honored to support grieving families by airing  obituaries free of charge, as a community service.

Obituaries are aired Wednesday through Friday during our hour-long newscasts at 7:00 a.m. and 12 noon. Timeline for submissions is by 5:00 a.m. each Wednesday. We no longer post or update obituaries on this page on our website.

KIBS-FM reaches a range of 200 miles along the Eastern Sierra, from Olancha to Bridgeport, and through assigned frequencies in the western Nevada areas of Hawthorne and Tonopah/Goldfield.

While your mortuary will usually help to write obituaries. We are honored to help your family as well.

Here are some helpful tips:

Due to time constraints, we can generally allow only one minute for each obituary.

Unfortunately we can’t mention each family member, usually having to use the line, “and many extended family,” unless we know family members live in our broadcast area.

We usually focus on your loved one’s time spent in our broadcast area.

Please feel free to mention memorial donations, service times and location.

We encourage obituaries to mentions of the cause of death (unless self-inflected) as it helps friends to better understand the family’s situation and supports working through the grief of a loss.

Please email obituary submissions to:, or drop off /mail: KIBS/KBOV, 1305 U.S. Hwy. 395, Bishop

  • Ken Harrison KIBS/KBOV News Director