General Office - (360) 416-7710

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

Station Email Address - [email protected]

Ed Jaramillo — General Manager KSVR/KSVU
[email protected] - (360) 416-7711

Joseph C. McGuire — Skagit Talks producer, Operations Coordinator, Volunteer Training, Public Service Program Facilitator
[email protected] - (360) 416-7001

Ben Nason - Chief Engineer
[email protected] - (360) 416-7001

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.

The Federal Communications Commission requires every broadcast licensed station to maintain a "Public File" containing various legal documents related to the regulation of broadcast stations.

You may find our Public File at the following link: FCC KSVR Public File

About KSVR and KSVU

KSVR/KSVU (2 full service FM radio stations) are 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. It offers about 50% of its programs in Spanish.

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

Current Board Members

Flora Perez-Lucatero, Chair, Mount Vernon

Megan Scott O’Bryan, Vice-Chair, Mount Vernon

Kathryn Bennett, Anacortes

Mariko K. Doerner, Mount Vernon

Ozell M. Jackson III, Oak Harbor

Open Meeting Schedule

February 8 – Mount Vernon Campus

March 15 – Mount Vernon Campus

May 10 – Mount Vernon Campus

June 14 – Mount Vernon Campus

All meetings will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held via zoom. Links to the meetings will be published a week in advance. Discussion of radio services are rare, but all agendas and any closed meetings are reported on the SVC Board of Trustees web page. Anytime a special presentation should 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 Mission Statement

Skagit Valley College cultivates student learning and achievement; contributes to the educational, personal, and economic success of students; and promotes equitable and thriving communities.

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

The facilities and basic operations of FM radio stations KSVR, and KSVU, are supported by Skagit Valley College. During the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting provided a federal grant about 40% of the budget for KSVR-FM. For KSVU, local business and listeners provide about 50 percent of the cost of operations. The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College provides over $23,000 per year to support the labor and fixed costs for the radio services. The students in the Radio Club are volunteers, 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 2017 financial statements

Recent Station Activities Narrative: 2017 CPB CSG Narrative

Recent Station Activity Survey reported to Corporation for Public Broadcasting: CSG 2017 SAS.pdf

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.