There’s a new FM radio station coming to Big Bear. On Friday, February 7, 2014, Big Bear
Theater Inc, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization with the mission to teach and perform the arts in the Big Bear Valley area of Southern California, was granted a construction permit to broadcast on 94.5 FM, KVBB, “The Voice of Big Bear.”
This will be a low power FM station with a signal covering the Big Bear Valley. Additionally, KVBB will be simulcast on Web. The staff of KVBB hopes to be on the air by the first of March 2014. To get an idea of its format, the Web broadcast is already on the air and can be found at www.BigBear.pro and www.kvbb945.com.
Big Bear Theater Inc. produces the annual Big Bear Summer Theater Festival, which will open its fourth season in summer 2014. Big Bear Theater Inc intends to broaden the scope of its theatre productions, producing more live theater shows throughout the year, and thereby developing and training a resident company to create a brand, or identity for the Big Bear Valley as a theatre community on a national level. The radio station will be instrumental in this process, helping to spread the message and cement the brand.
John Phane, artistic director of Big Bear Theater Inc and publisher of the Big Bear Village Voice newspaper, will be station manager. (more…)