General Office - (360) 416-7710

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

Station Email Address - mail @

Rip Robbins — General Manager KSVR/KSVU/KSJU
rip @ - (360) 416-7711

Joseph C. McGuire — Skagit Talks producer, Operations Coordinator
joseph @ - (360) 416-7001

Juan Arreguin — Latino Programs Coordinator
juan @ - (360) 416-7710

Kimberly Abbey — Music Radio Show Producer
Kim @ -

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

If you wish to leave a voicemail, please call our general 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.

OPEN MEETINGS of the Board of Trustees scheduled as follows:

  • 2016-2017 Schedule

    October 11, 2016

    November 8, 2016

    December 13, 2016

    January - No meeting scheduled

    February 14, 2017

    March 14, 2017

    April - No meeting scheduled

    May 9, 2017

    June 13, 2017

    All meetings will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held on the Mount Vernon Campus in the Administrative Annex Board Room; except for the October 11, 2016 and the March 14, 2017 meetings, which will be held on the Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Hall 306.

  • Discussion of radio services is rare, but all agendas and any closed meetings are noticed on the SVC Board of Trustees web page. Anytime a special presentation would be given at a Board meeting regarding the radio services, that meeting will be noticed as far in advance as possible, on this page.


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 small station, and is supported entirely by SVC and KSVR-FM. The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College provides 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.


CPB Compliance

Donor Lists: KSVR does not sell or trade its donor information with any third party, and does not engage a third party for fundraising efforts.

Financial Disclosure: Most recent fiscal year audit report: KSVR Radio 2015 financial statements

The 2016 report will be published soon.

Most recent Station Activities Narrative: 2015 CPB CSG Narrative

The 2016 report will be published by March 1.

The most recent Station Activity Survey reported to Corporation for Public Broadcasting: CSG 2015 SAS.pdfThe 2016 report will be published soon.

Underwriting the radio service

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

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, the station will air announcements that acknowledge and identify the sponsors.

Click here for specific guidelines.

For information about developing partner messages in English and/or Spanish, contact Juan by phone or email.

360-416-7710 or

Public File Documents:

The Federal Communications Commission requires broadcast radio stations to provide certain information to the public. The following documents will allow the public to review the materials without the need to visit the station in person. These documents will be populated on the webpage over the coming months.

Station License (Currently there are no applications pending for KSVR-FM or KSJU-FM. The next license renewal is year 2022. KSVU has a construction permit to increase broadcast ERP from 330 to 2050 watts.

Quarterly Program Issues Summaries: The first of these reports is now online, just below.

Biennial Ownership Report: This will be filed when we make our FCC filing in September 2017. The three stations do not have any requests for political appearances. We have no FCC investigations or complaints. The radio services do not have donors underwriting specific individual programs. All donors support general station operations and program production. 4th Quarter Program Issues Summaries reports for KSVR/KSVU/KSJU: 4th Quarter KSVR Issues Summary 4th Quarter KSVU Issue Summary 4th Quarter KSJU Issue Summary