After a couple of years off because of COVID-19, Hancock’s Heikinpäivä mid-winter celebration returns. Lead-in events are scheduled throughout January, culminating with the parade, tori, games and dance on Saturday, January 28th. There’s fun for the whole family! Look for our Todd VanDyke serving as the announcer for the parade and games again this year. Check the full schedule here.

The Valentine’s Bear Returns!

The cuddly KBear 102.3 Valentine’s Bear will bring some of the greatest country love songs to our Morning Coffee program the week of February 6th. When you hear one, be caller three at 483-BEAR. You’ll win an instant prize, and become eligible to win our grand prize, which includes our plush and cuddly Valentine’s Bear! See full details here.

Winter Carnival Time!

Michigan Tech’s famous Winter Carnival February 8th through 13th features entertainment, competitions, the Winter Carnival hockey series, the Royalty Competition, and (of course) the renowned snow statues. For full details, click here.

Listen for our updates during Winter carnival week, brought to you by:

This year’s CopperDog 150 has been expanded to four races! Three will start in downtown Calumet Friday evening, March 3rd. The fourth will take place Saturday afternoon, March 4th, in Copper Harbor. In addition the CopperDog will serve as the deciding event in the new Superior Crown Sled Dog Series. Look for our Todd VanDyke serving as the race announcer again this year, and listen for his updates through CopperDog weekend, leading up to the big finish in Eagle Harbor. See the full schedule, and volunteer to help, here.

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!

See our broadcast schedule here.

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.

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!

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!”