Our Team

MEET THE GUYS AND GALS OF THE STATION!

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 since 2004! 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
Steve Miller & Lauren Brandt
Husband-and-Wife-Team
Lauren Brandt and Steve Miller – have owned the stations since 2004. 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…
Gary Young
Gary Young 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
Mike Cheuvront
The Chevy
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.
Ron Knox
Ron Knox Rest in Peace Dink
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.
Trish Baker
Trish Baker The smiling face at the front desk
Moved here from New York! She's the new face at the KIBS-KBOV radio station and works closely with Lauren as a sales assistant. Started working here in the fall and enjoys everyday being here. I enjoy doing many activities, but loves baking and DIY crafting. She looks forward to continue working here and being part of the KIBS-KBOV radio station team.
Claiborne Mitchell
Claiborne Mitchell 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.
Willie and Waylon
Willie and Waylon KIBS/KBOV Burro Mascots
They're so cute!
Ken Harrison
Ken Harrison News and Sports Director
Our News and Sports Director, Ken Harrison joined KIBS/KBOV in October 2020, after filling in for both Gary Young and Bradford Evens over the summer.

“It’s a whole new career and adventure for me,” says Ken. A lifelong resident of Cardiff by the Sea, he has been a camping and fishing visitor to the Eastern Sierra since age seven. Even as a visitor, he has been active in the Lone Pine Film Festival, and the June Lake Historical Society.

As a stand-up comedian, Ken owned one of the largest comedy traffic schools in the state, holding DMV-licensed classes in Bishop and throughout California. Prior to joining KIBS/KBOV he was a neighborhood news, travel, and watersports reporter for the San Diego Reader newspaper.

By the way, he came to KIBS/KBOV as a package with our account executive Sonya Hernandez.
Sonya Hernandez
Sonya Hernandez Super Sales Associate and Ken's Better Half
Sonya Hernandez joined the KIBS/KBOV team in October 2021. Her first paying job, outside her family's business was as a clown, and it just got more interesting as the years flew by!
Other notable bucket list items that Sonya has completed: raising 5 kids, sky diving and catching a bigger fish than Ken ever did!
With over 10 years as on-air talent in the San Diego area, she's bringing a little bit of sass and spice to the Morning Show with Gary Young on the KIBS Chick Block! She enjoys being an Account Executive with the KIBS/KBOV sales team, adventuring with her youngest son and BFF-BF, News Director Ken Harrison, driving a shiny red Camaro, and she absolutely loves living in Bishop!