Created in 1971 by students from Sonoma State University and community leaders, KBBF in Santa Rosa was the first bilingual, bicultural educational radio service in the United States when it went on the air two years later.
KRCB and KBBF are working together this fall, with funding from the University of Southern California Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund to explore health in Roseland after the neighborhood's annexation into the City of Santa Rosa.
To start the project, KBBF's program director Edgar Avila sat down with KRCB news director Steve Mencher to talk about why the collaboration is important to both stations and holds great promise for the local community.
(Photo: "Naked ladies" at proposed Roseland Creek Park in Roseland. Among the subjects we'll be covering in our Roseland health series, we'll talk about how access to parks is important to the health of community residents. Photo by Steve Mencher/KRCB)