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KBRW is a non-commercial radio station in Barrow, Alaska, broadcasting on 680 kHz AM with 10,000 watts of power from a non-directional antenna. KBRW is a Class A station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 680 AM. The station airs public radio programming from the National Public Radio and Native Voice One networks. KBRW also airs some locally originated programming, as well as native affairs, popular music and religious programs.

Licensee Silakkuagvik Communications also operates KBRW-FM at 91.9 FM, which airs a different programming schedule from this station.

The KBRW broadcast stream on the Internet ( and is believed to be the northernmost source for broadcast streaming audio on Earth.

Earl Finkler, a longtime station staffer, became known beyond Barrow as an interviewer and commentator. His commentaries were aired on multiple public radio networks, and also appeared in the Arctic Sounder newspaper. He remains well known for his association with KBRW even after retiring to his home state of Wisconsin.

As early as 1979, KBRW was the northernmost affiliate of the weekly chart show, American Top 40 with Casey Kasem, which is no longer heard on KBRW.


KBRW may refer to:

  • KBRW (AM), a radio station (680 AM) licensed to Barrow, Alaska, United States
  • KBRW-FM, a radio station (91.9 FM) licensed to Barrow, Alaska, United States