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Smitty

Since I am a fairly mediocre human, I will do my best to make this Bio as exciting as possible. Here goes...

Born in northern MI (Rapid City-Kalkaska schools), re-located downstate (Walled Lake) during high school years. Decided to join the US Army as a paratrooper at 20. I tend to not make a big deal about my service. I was out before 9-11, didn't see combat, and really just spent 3 years drinking beer and jumping out of planes...EXCITING!

After the Army, re-located back to northern MI, did mostly bartending jobs, drove a taxi cab, fertilized lawns, then at age 30, had a mini-nervous breakdown and decided I wanted to finally put the GI Bill to use.

I studied at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield (RTV-1-06 class represent!) I joined Black Diamond Broadcasting (Formerly Northern Star Broadcasting) Super Bowl weekend 2007.

I held the afternoon slot on our sister-station ROCK 105.1 / 95.5 for eleven years, and loved every single minute of it, building a solid relationship with listeners, using genuine humor, love of the music I play, and love of the region. I also held a midday slot on Classic Rock the Bear in the past.

I like to throw out random self-deprecating humor and say things like...'I have no idea why people like listening to me" ...but I think the reason people like listening to me, is that I'm genuine...not doing any kind of character. I think people like that. See? Exciting!
On-Air Schedule
Monday 05:30am - 10:00am Smitty in the Morning
Tuesday 05:30am - 10:00am Smitty in the Morning
Wednesday 05:30am - 10:00am Smitty in the Morning
Thursday 05:30am - 10:00am Smitty in the Morning
Friday 05:30am - 10:00am Smitty in the Morning

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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