General Office - (360) 416-7710

On-air Studio/DJ/Locutor* - (360) 416-7000

Station Email Address - mail @

Rip Robbins — General Manager KSVR/KSVU/KSJU, Journalism Instructor
rrobbins @ - (360) 416-7711

Joseph C. McGuire — Skagit Talks producer, SoundCloud manager
joseph.mcguire @ - (360) 416-7001

Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

*There is not always a person in the studio to answer the phone; and due to technical circumstances, we do NOT have voicemail on our studio line. If you wish to leave a voicemail, please call our office phone number listed above.


About KSVR

KSVR is committed to providing local voices and content, with entertainment, news, and information, for the Skagit Valley College Educational District #4, in both English and Spanish.

KSVR provides opportunities for students and community volunteers to produce radio programming to reach local populations.

Licensed by the Board of Trustees for Skagit Valley College, KSVR has been on the air since 1973.

Skagit Valley College exists to expand opportunities and horizons for students and to improve the communities in which they live. We achieve this by welcoming and valuing diverse learners, providing quality education and support, and contributing community leadership and service.

For complete mission, vision, and values, visit this Skagit Valley College Web page.

The facilities and basic operations of FM radio stations KSVR, KSVU, and KSJU, are supported by Skagit Valley College. This year, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will provide a federal grant about 40% of the budget for KSVR-FM, with another 10% donated by local businesses, organizations and listeners, or earned at fundraising events. For KSVU, local business and listeners provide about 50 percent of the cost of operations. KSJU is a new station, and is supported entirely by SVC and KSVR-FM. The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College provide over $35000 per year to support the labor and fixed costs for the radio services. The students in the Radio Club are volunteers and employees, and provide the most labor in operating the radio services.


About KSVR General Manager Rip Robbins

Small ImageRip coordinates the day-to-day operations for the 3 stations licensed to Skagit Valley College.

He is proud of the cultural diversity, representative of the community, that is represented in the musical and educational content for the 3 stations.

Rip recieved his FCC 3rd Class Permit in 1970, and held a volunteer music host position from 1976-1992 at KUGS-FM in Bellingham. He holds a BA in Speech Broadcasting Communications, and has been manager for KSVR since 1994.

He has attended many radio conferences, elected to the Board of Directors of Pacifica Foundation 2006-2008, and taught Broadcasting classes for 14 years.



Underwriting for KSVR

KSVR and our partner stations offer local businesses the opportunity to support our programming in exchange for on-air "partner" announcements that reach our listener base.

In public radio, this is known as "underwriting." When a business decides to partner with us in this way, they make a donation to support our station(s) and in return, KSVR will air short announcements that acknowledge and promote these sponsors.

Click here for specific guidelines.

For information about submitting partner messages, contact our representative by phone or email.