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March 11, 2020: Library and Idaho Writers League Contest

Morning Show hosts Chris Bessler and Suzy Prez interviewed Mike Bauer, coordinator of the Life Long Learning and Adult Education Program at the East Bonner County Library, along with Mame Cudd, vice-president of the Idaho Writers League, about the upcoming writers contests and other library program offerings.


March 10, 2020 Otter Education Opportunity

Please join KRFY Tuesday Morning Show hosts Phil Hough and Julie Kallemeyn to learn about upcoming events for three active non-profits in our area. Shelby Herber, Community Engagement Assistant for the Idaho Conseervation League, Cami Murray, Outreach & Development Coordinator for the Kaniksu Land Trust, and Kathleen St. Clair-McGee, founder and board President for the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation first tell us about and upcoming event at the Little Panida Theater featuring Dr. Wayne Melquist, renowned Otter researcher. They finish the hour with the many other important upcoming events and programs in 2020.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020: Forrest Bird Charter School

Hosts Chris and Suzy sat down with personnel from Forrest Bird Charter School to get an update and hear from two teachers who are using the self-paced, mastery based learning method.


March 3, 2020 Bonner County Election Central

Join KRFY Tuesday Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Julie Kallemeyn as they learn the ins and outs of the upcoming primaries. Mike Rosedale, Bonner County Clerk and Charlie Wurm, Bonner County Elections Supervisor answer all our many questions about the upcoming elections.


Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Marcia Wilson from Panhandle Alliance For Education

Morning Show hosts Suzy Prez and Chris Bessler visited with Marcia Wilson, executive director of Panhandle Alliance For Education, about the program details, upcoming events, and Mega Demo Day at Schweitzer.


Wed., February 19, 2020: Bonner Community Housing Agency and Bonner Breakdown

Listen here to Morning Show hosts Chris and Suzy interview with Chris Bassett, director of the Bonner Community Housing Agency, about the work this local organization does and the help they offer home buyers and renters. They also discussed a new community podcast, Bonner Breakdown, that is being launched.


February 18, 2020 Winter Education Opportunities

Join KRFY Tuesday Morning Show hosts Phil Hough and Julie Kallemeyn to learn about interesting classes available this Winter/Spring. First Idaho Master Naturalists Clem Yonkers and Pat Meyers explain their many courses. Then we hear about the Bonner County Gardeners Association's membership and Home Horticulture series. Both will have you wanting to learn new information and skills for 2020.


February 12, 2020: Return Retreats and Love Letters

Morning Show host Suzy Prez talked with the director and founder of Return Retreats, Katie Begalke. Return retreats is a new non-profit serving and supporting women and also the newest KRFY Underwriter. A second recorded interview with the director, producer and actors of the upcoming play at the Panida - Love Letters was also presented.


February 11, 2020 Idaho Fish and Game update

Join KRFY Tuesday Morning Show hosts Phil Hough and Julie Kallemeyn for an interview with Kiira Siitari, Regional Communications Manager of Idaho Fish and Game. Kiira does a great job updating us regarding ongoing studies, fish and game management, and upcoming opportunities to offer input to the department.


Wed., February 5, 2020: City of Sandpoint

Morning Show hosts talked with Sandpoint mayor Shelby Rognstad, and city administrator Jennifer Stapleton, who presented a city update on a variety of subjects.


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Other Podcasts

Community Conversations on 88.5 KRFY radio in Sandpoint, Idaho

New! An interim show while the KRFY studio is closed for COVID-19 precautions, Community Conversations airs with pre-recorded interviews each Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.

  • July 30, 2020: Behind the scenes at KRFY, with broadcasters Jim Healey and Bernie Moser. Click to listen.
  • July 28, 2020: Wildlife research technology, with PhD’s Sophie Gilbert of University of Idaho and Mark Ditmer, University of Michigan. Click to listen.
  • July 23, 2020: Invest in Idaho initiative, with Luke Mayville and Rebecca Schroeder of Reclaim Idaho. Click to listen.
  • July 21, 2020: Summer reads, with Marcia Vanderford of Vanderford’s Books and Vanessa Velez from East Bonner County Library. Click to listen.
  • July 16, 2020: Community COVID response and status with nurse practitioners Nicole Grimm and Cynthia Dalsing. Click to listen.
  • July 14, 2020: North Idaho wildlife with Brian Brooks from the Idaho Wildlife Federation. Click to listen.
  • July 9, 2020: Behind the scenes at KRFY, with broadcasters Jackie Henrion and John and JoAnn Rohyans. Click to listen.
  • July 7, 2020: Panhandle Forest Collaborative, with Ben Irey of the National Forest Foundation and Liz Johnson-Gebhardt, Priest Community Forest Connection. Click to listen.
  • July 2, 2020: Downtown since COVID-19, with Deanna Harris of Sharon’s Hallmark; Justin Dick of Trinity at City Beach and Jalapeño’s Mexican Restaurant; Lindsey Larson of Larson’s Department Store; Shery Meekings of Creations and Carousel on the Cedar Street Bridge; and Claire Christy of POAC. Click to listen.
  • June 29, 2020: Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, with Steve Holt and Travis Dickson. Click to listen.
  • June 25, 2020: Ospreys and raptors with Janie Veltkamp of Birds of Prey Northwest. Click to listen.
  • June 23, 2020: Trail talk with Tom Dabrowski of Idaho Trails Association plus Britta Mireley and Autumn Lear of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. Click to listen.
  • June 16, 2020: Summer camps, with Cami Murray of Kaniksu Land Trust and Tim Corcoran of Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Click to listen.
  • June 11, 2020: Panhandle Animal Shelter with Mandy Evans. Click to listen.
  • June 9, 2020: Upper Pack River Market with Barbara Nunke; and Gear Talk with Liz Thomas and Naomi Hudetz. Click to listen.
  • June 4, 2020: Primary election results, with Bonner County chief election officer Michael Rosedale; Sandpoint Reader editor Zach Hagadone; and Bonner County Daily Bee publisher Bill Davis. Click to listen.
  • June 2, 2020: Hiking and biking trails, with Herbert Klein of Monday Hikers; and bicyclists Mel Dick of CHAFE 150, Charles Mortensen of 3/4 Minus Cycletur; and Jason Welker, Pend Oreille Pedalers. Click to listen.
  • May 26, 2020: Open for Business segment with Charles Mortensen of Syringa Cyclery; Round Lake State Park Manager Mary McGraw and Ranger Bart Gutke. Click to listen.
  • May 21: City matters, with Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad and City Administrator Jennifer Stapleton. Click to listen.
  • May 19: Open for Business segments with Diane Green of Greentree Naturals, Kathy Osborne of Co-op Country Store. Click to listen.
  • May 14: State Representative District 7 primary candidates, Republican, Cornel Rasor and Charlie Shepherd. Click to listen.
  • May 12: ‘Open for Business‘ talk with Sandpoint Chamber President Kate McAlister; International Selkirk Loop director Stephanie Sims. Click to listen.
  • May 7: State Representative District 1 primary candidates, Republican, incumbent Sage Dixon and challenger Gary Suppiger. Click to listen.
  • May 5: Mental Health Awareness Month, with Amanda Thomas of Integrative Approach; Joy Jansen, Lake Pend Oreille School District; Dion Heller, Bonner County Youth Mental Health Collaborative. Click to listen.
  • April 30: Bonner County Commissioner primary candidates, Republican, incumbent Steven Bradshaw and challenger Butch Horton. Click to listen.
  • April 28, 2020: Growing season with Dennis Moore of The Flower Farm and Kellie Burt from the Sandpoint Farmers Market. Click to listen.
  • April 23, 2020: Economic impacts of COVID-19. Kate McAlister of the Sandpoint Chamber; Andrea Marcoccio of Bonner County EDC; Brad Williams of WSS CPAs; Aaron McMurray, Innovia Foundation. Click to listen.
  • April 21, 2020: Recreation options in the age of COVID. Katie Egland Cox of Kaniksu Land Trust; Jeff Thompson of North Idaho Trails Coalition; Jennifer Stapleton, City of Sandpoint. Click to listen.
  • April 16, 2020: Dr. Hans Hurt of Bonner General Health; Bonner County Clerk Michael Rosedale and Elections Supervisor Charlie Wurm. Click to listen.
  • April 14, 2020: Kiira Siitari of Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Click to listen

On Living and Dying Well: Series presented by Lissa DeFreitas from Bonner Community Hospice.

Special event podcasts: KRFY broadcasters occasionally get out into the community for remote live broadcasts at events, for which we provide the reported podcasts here.

Water Is Life: A four-part series dedicated to “water”.  Listen and explore the many aspects of “water” featuring interview with experts in science, health, and environment  –  locally and globally.

Between the Notes: In this series, host Suzy Prez dives into the lives and minds of musicians, featuring live interviews and original music with songwriters and singers locally, and from across the country.

KRFY’s Live & Local: Airing Tuesdays 7-8 p.m., host Suzy Prez explores the North Idaho music scene in open mic style, with interviews and live songs from local and visiting musicians.

KRFY Interviews: Our broadcasters often welcome community figures, musicians, artists and guests into the station for live interviews. We post the podcasts for listeners to hear at their convenience. Click to listen:

Thinking Outside the Box: Sandpoint’s Ken Casler produces this original show airing Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Ken and guests explore topics on holistic living, healing and health, with discussions that “go beyond the norm and into the unknown.” Click to visit his website, or click to hear podcasts: