Congratulations to our Todd VanDyke, who was recently inducted into the Aura Jamboree’s Wall of Fame! Todd is the left, and Aura Hall Board President Mike Roberts is on the right.

Downtown Houghton Concert Series

The City of Houghton and Century 21 Affiliated Real Estate present free concerts at the bandshell at Ray Kestner Waterfront Park each Thursday night at 7:00 in August. Bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy!

Thursday, August 18th – Country music from Tom Katalin and Highway 41
Thursday, August 25th – Blues from Uncle Pete’s Barbeque Review

Our coverage of the Downtown Houghton concert series is supported by:
RE/MAX Douglass Real EstateThe Frank A Douglass Insurance AgencyPepsi of HoughtonSurplus OutletSwift HardwareThe City of Houghton

The Houghton County Fair returns August 25th through 28th, with a great midway, tasty fair food, entertainment, animals, exhibits and more. For full details, click here. Look for KBear 102.3 at the fair!

The 18th annual Pasty Fest will be held Saturday, August 20th, from noon until 4:00 in downtown Calumet. Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and (of course!) plenty of succulent pasties. Look for our Todd VanDyke playing trombone with the Copper Country Clown Band! For full details, click here.

KBear 102.3 is proud to welcome country superstars Joe Nichols and Ricky Skaggs to the Lake Fanny Hooe-Down at the Fanny Hooe Resort and Campground in Copper Harbor. Don’t miss this exciting show, which will also include a big selection of other local and regional performers. Get your tickets and make your resort or campground reservations here.

KBear 102.3 welcomes the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival to the ski hill at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Enjoy two days of roots music, from blues to bluegrass, Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th. To see the full schedule and purchase tickets online, click here.


KBear 102.3 will give away three pairs of full passes to the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival! Sign up at the customer service desk at Tadych’s Marketplace Foods by August 21st. Standard KBear contest rules apply.

KBear 102.3 Honored by MAB

KBear 102.3 earned several honors when the Michigan Association of Broadcasters handed out its Small Market Broadcast Excellence Awards for the year 2021.
“Morning Coffee Program with Todd VanDyke” – Best – Morning Show Broadcast Personality or Team
“Keweenaw Report Morning Sports” – Best – Sportscast
“Morning Coffee Calendar” – Best – Feature Program
“12 Pets of Christmas” – Best – Use of New Media (Single Project)
“Christmas Carol Contest” – Merit – Marketing Materials and Promos
“Brian McLean Funeral Coverage” – Merit – Feature/Use of Medium

We work hard to serve our listeners, our advertisers, and our community. Thanks to the MAB and this year’s judges for recognizing our efforts!

High School Sports!

KBear 102.3 is the Voice of Calumet Copper Kings athletics! Listen for every Calumet football and hockey game, along with selected volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball contests. Follow the Kings on the air, through our stream, our free Android and Apple apps, or say “Alexa, play KBear 102!

Our sister station, 97.7 The Wolf, is the Voice of the Houghton Gremlins.

See our broadcast schedule here.

See the daily schedule for all our high school sports teams here.

Alexa Recognizes KBear 102!

Just click on the link above through the account your Amazon Echo is registered under, to install our skill. Then, when you want to hear the best country music, award-winning local news and sports, and high school play by play, say “Alexa, play KBear 102!”