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Omelette the O-man

Omelette was born on the east coast, and he’s a seasoned veteran of morning radio. He attended college in south Florida where the road began to radio fame.

If you ask the O-man about highlights in his 25-year broadcasting career, those moments will include: singing on stage with Sammy Hagar, forming “Kamp Omelette”, bungee jumping 280 feet, flying in a stunt plane, lunching with renowned chef Mario Batali, interviewing Ted Nugent, hosting Brian May (Queen guitarist) in the studio, creating radio stunts like “The Mall of the World”, obtaining a ten-year ratings success, and raising awareness and much needed dollars for local animal charities!

Omelette calls listeners and residents of northern Michigan, “The People” and feels they are his bosses! He admits, “Without The People, I’d be dead in the water and would probably have to get a real job”

In 2010, he married a Michigander, Jill; she is referred to as “Hank” on the show. They own two dogs, Cooper and Scorch, and reside in beautiful Traverse City!
On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings
Tuesday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings
Wednesday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings
Thursday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings
Friday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings

Guy Dark

Our newest member of The Bear team is Guy Dark. Born in New England, Guy has been in radio since the mid 80's. He's worked in states like Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and cities like Fargo, Reno, Sacramento, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh B'Gosh, Wisconsin.

Guy has been to over 300 concerts, and some of his favorite Bear artists are Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, you know, the good stuff!

Growing up as the son of an English teacher, Guy is an avid reader. His beverage of choice is Coke Zero, but Pepsi Max is ok if it's on sale! Over the last decade, he's taken up ballroom dancing, so if there's a cha-cha, tango, or salsa party in Northern Michigan, let him know about it! He also has a cat named Drake, so if you see a bunch of white cat hair on his clothes, that's the reason!

Guy looks forward to learning more about Michigan and waking up listeners with the O-Man weekdays from 5:30-10 on The Bear! He will be Omelette's Co-Host and Assistant Program Director for Classic Rock the Bear.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings along with Guy Dark
Tuesday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings along with Guy Dark
Wednesday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings along with Guy Dark
Thursday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings along with Guy Dark
Friday 05:30am - 10:00am Omelette Mornings along with Guy Dark

Jay Roberts

Jay has moved to Middays 10a-3p beginning April 1st, 2019

Jay Roberts was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began his radio career in 1995 while attending college, followed by stops in Minneapolis including KEGE-FM, Zone 105 and the legendary classic rock station KQRS. After stints with a national radio network, Jay landed at stations in Traverse City, Madison and Milwaukee, WI before returning to Northern Michigan.

Jay has been happily married since 2001 and has two children. An exotic car enthusiast, Jay also enjoys fishing, hunting, and photographing/chasing tornadoes. Jay and his wife enjoy donating their time and support to organizations such as the Autism Society, Miracle League, Arthritis Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 10:00am - 03:00pm Midday ROCK Hits
Tuesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Midday ROCK Hits
Wednesday 10:00am - 03:00pm Midday ROCK Hits
Thursday 10:00am - 03:00pm Midday ROCK Hits
Friday 10:00am - 03:00pm Midday ROCK Hits
Saturday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Weekends ROCK

Kim Carson

Kim Carson is a Radio / TV / Print / Internet personality. She joins Classic Rock the BEAR 98.1 / 95.3 for Afternoons 3p-7p also known as Drive Time!

Professionally Kim has enjoyed many professional accolades including Radio & Records distinction of being in the Top 10 Female Program Directors in the country for Adult Contemporary radio, she has won Best Night Time Radio Personality in Detroit and was named in the Top 10 Social Media Movers and Shakers to watch in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kim enjoys chatting with celebs such as award winning actor director producer writer Carl Reiner of The Dick VanDyke Show/ The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Kim has also talked music with the legendary Carole King, Jonathon Cain of Journey, Ted Nugent, Health & Fitness TV Personality Suzanne Somers and Former Mafia Boss Phil Leonetti. Kim believes that everyone has a story and we can all learn so much from each other by sharing our stories.

She is the author of the book "Essence of Life" and has written inspirational features for Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. Kim also created the greeting card line - Conversations With Kim “The Church Signs Series” and co-produced an additional greeting card line - The Near Jerusalem Project with Israeli artist Ofer MizraChi.

When it comes to the furry, the feathered and the finned, Kim loves them all. She especially has a soft spot for kitties and has enjoyed many kitty kisses over the years. She frequently fosters senior kitties so they won't have to spend their remaining years in a cage in a shelter.

Kim is also a colon cancer survivor.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Classic ROCK for the ride home
Tuesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Classic ROCK for the ride home
Wednesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Classic ROCK for the ride home
Thursday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Classic ROCK for the ride home
Friday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Classic ROCK for the ride home

Alice Cooper

NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER begins February 4th and runs 7:00p - 12:00a on Mondays through Saturdays.

Alice Cooper pioneered shock-rock. Cooper was born in Detroit Michigan, and moved to Phoenix with his family. The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label.

Cooper has brought his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages of his die-hard fans since early 1970's.

In the new millenium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and spinning the radio air-waves as jock of his own show "Nights With Alice Cooper".

Cooper continues to tour regularly, year in and year out, averaging over 80 concerts annually, both within the USA and internationally. His band which features the three guitar attack of guitarists Ryan Roxie, Nita Strauss, and Tommy Henriksen, plus the rhythm section of drummer Glen Sobel and longtime bassist Chuck Garric, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

Cooper’s solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, with a succession of hit singles, and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours.

Alice, Dennis, Neal, Michael, and the late Glen Buxton (posthumously) were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011.

With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.
On-Air Schedule
Monday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper
Tuesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper
Wednesday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper
Thursday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper
Friday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper
Saturday 07:00pm - 12:00am Nights with Alice Cooper

NASCAR Steve

BEAR FAST LANE REPORTS:
Mondays 10:50AM and Fridays 5:35PM

Since August 18th 2001, NASCAR Steve has served as the self-proclaimed Ambassador to NASCAR for Northern Michigan, taking a fan's perspective as he brings the world of NASCAR to the people of Northern Michigan and beyond.

It started simply enough with a twice weekly feature keeping fans up to date on the latest news of the sport and tons of information about the weekends events. NASCAR Steve's passion struck a cord with Northern Michigan race fans giving them a local source for the information they craved with a local host they could get to know!

Over the years NASCAR Steve has taken the role of ambassador seriously, traveling far and wide to bring fans a better perspective of the sport. Steve has reported live from 39 races at MIS, Bristol's August weekend, Champions weekend @ Homestead-Miami Speedway, Martinsville in October, the Milwaukee Mile, and the Cup Series Points Banquet in New York. Media credentials in hand Steve has also tracked down some of the biggest stars of the sport including Cup Series Champs Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, and Rusty Wallace just to name a few! In 2003 he got behind the wheel attending Richard Petty Driving Experience and Track Time Driving School at MIS and in 2005, made the second cut for Reality Racing: the Rookie Experience reality TV show on Spike TV.

Steve's NASCAR notoriety hasn't changed the fact that he is a LOCAL personality; he has hosted over 400 live events, attended numerous nights at local tracks including Cherry, Merritt, Kalamazoo and Northern Michigan Speedway, and helped promote the 2008 Chick-Fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride kickoff in Traverse City.

NASCAR Steve continues to be a Northern Michigan favorite as wheelman for the FAST LANE on Classic Rock The BEAR...

On-Air Schedule
Sunday 10:00am - 03:00pm Weekends ROCK
Saturday 10:00am - 03:00pm Weekends ROCK

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WELCOME KIM CARSON to the BEAR

Kim has joined us for Afternoon Drive 3p-7p.  She was recently selected by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters as “Morning Radio Personality of the Year”, and was previously named by the Detroit News as “Best Evening Radio Personality”.  She's an author and serves as  inspirational feature writer for “Women’s Lifestyle Magazines”.  Kim will entertain listeners with her insightful wit and her passion for Classic Rock and northern Michigan.

 

 

 

JAY ROBERTS now on Mid-Day 10a-3p

 Jay will host your daytime listening, whether in the car, at home or at work.

 

NASCAR STEVE now on weekends and FASTLANE

NASCAR Steve will be leaving his midday air-shift to focus on his responsibilities as the “Promotions Director” for all of the Black Diamond stations.  NASCAR Steve will continue to be heard during the weekend on Classic Rock the Bear, as well as continue to provide his FASTLANE  reports exclusively on Black Diamond stations.

 

Kicking Off the Weekend

KICKING OFF THE WEEKEND SPONSOR:

Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville:

Inspired by upstream journeys of the steelhead,

Michigan’s first farm-based distillery, 

returning spirit to it’s origin.

 

FAST LANE REPORTS by NASCAR Steve

Return Feb. 8th through Nov. 18th

Mondays 10:50a RECAP of past NASCAR race action & standings.

Fridays 5:35p  Weekend Preview & upcoming race headlines.

 

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