Remembering Jay ‘JayBob’ Barrett

Jay Barrett in the KYUK-Bethel newsroom in 1996. (Photo: Martha Scott/KDLL)

KDLL | By Sabine Poux

Veteran Alaska journalist and KBBI news director Laurence Jay Barrett died Thursday, March 17, at his home in Homer. He was 60.

If you’ve ever turned on a radio in Alaska, there’s a good chance you’ve heard Jay Barrett’s unflinchingly upbeat voice.

That voice has played on local airwaves across Alaska, from Kodiak to Bethel to Kenai and, most recently, Homer.

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