General Office - (360) 416-7710

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

Station Email Address -

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

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

Kimberly Abbey — Music Radio Show Producer -

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.

KSVU has been on the air since March 17, 2011. KSVU offers many programs produced by residents of the "upriver community". Its schedule and programming descriptions are at the KSVU website

OPEN MEETINGS of the Board of Trustees scheduled as follows:

  • 201-2018 Schedule

    October 10, 2017

    November 14, 2017

    December 12, 2017

    January - No meeting scheduled

    February 13, 2018

    March 13, 2018

    April - No meeting scheduled

    May 8, 2018

    June 12, 2018

    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 November meeting, 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, and KSVU, are supported by Skagit Valley College. During the 2016-2017 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 2015 financial statements

Recent Station Activities Narrative: 2015 CPB CSG Narrative

Recent Station Activity Survey reported to Corporation for Public Broadcasting: CSG 2015 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.

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