Hancock celebrates National Sauna Week with a number of activities. Check out the exhibits at the Finnish American Heritage Center, have your sauna stories recorded for posterity, tour the Sauna Expo Saturday from 11 to 3 at Quincy Green, join a forum about creating a local public sauna Saturday at 10 at the Finnish American Heritage Center, or sign up for the Copper Country Sauna Tour on Sunday. See details here.

High School Basketball Special!

The Lake Linden-Hubbell boys basketball team has added a game against Forest Park, Wednesday, February 21st, which will be played at the SDC at Michigan Tech. Keweenaw Report Sports will broadcast the contest on KBear 102.3, with coverage beginning around 7:15.

KBear 102.3 welcomes the Jibba Jabba Rail Jam to downtown Houghton Saturday, February 17th. Action begins at 6:00 p.m., as professional and amateur snowboarders take to the custom course that will be set up on Huron Street to compete for cash prizes. Spectators are welcome, at no charge.

Support for our coverage of Downtown Houghton events comes from:
The City of HoughtonThe Frank A Douglass AgencyRE/MAX Douglass Real EstatePepsi of HoughtonSurplus OutletSwift Hardware

This year’s CopperDog 150 will be held March 1st, 2nd and 3rd. While the sled dog races have been called off because of poor trail conditions, other events scheduled for the weekend in Calumet will still take place – click here for all the details.

The U.P. Health System Great Bear Chase will feature classic and freestyle Nordic ski races, plus two Skiathlons, Saturday, March 9th at the Swedetown trails. See the details and sign up 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 2022:
Copper Country Today with Todd VanDyke – Best – Feature Programming
Keweenaw Report with Todd VanDyke – Best – Investigative Reporting
Marketing Materials and Promos – Best – “Pile of Snow” TV Ad

For the year 2021, we received these honors:
“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!”