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The Keweenaw will celebrate our nation’s independence with parades, parties and fireworks, and KBear 102.3 will celebrate, too. Look for our KBear Kruiser in the parades in Lake Linden, Hubbell, Dollar Bay, South Range, and where ever else we can find a spot. Listen for our live reports from the area’s largest celebration, Baraga County Lumberjack Days. Check the full schedule of parades, fireworks and events on our KeweenawReport.com Community Calendar.
The 59th annual Coca Cola International Frisbee Tournament will be held at Agassiz Field in Calumet Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th. Guts Frisbee was invented in the Copper Country. Some of the best players in the nation will compete to win the Nachazel Cup, including many of those who were members of the first and fourth-place teams at the recent world championships in London. KBear 102.3’s Todd VanDyke will again be the “voice” of the tournament. Come see the action!
Our tournament coverage is brought to you by Bucko’s Party Store, Cross Country Sports, Copper World, Keweenaw Glass and Door, Harter’s Auto Supply, Calumet Ace Hardware, JP’s Fast Track Lube and Tire, Harter’s Party Store and Outdoor Sports Center, Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care, and the AmericInn of Calumet.
Copper Country Strawberry Festival
The Chassell area grows some of the sweetest heritage strawberries in the world! Enjoy some straight from the box – or in delicious strawberry shortcake – at the Copper Country Strawberry Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 8th and 9th. The festival includes music, a dance, a fish boil, the crowning of the Strawberry Queen, a large arts and crafts fair, a pancake breakfast, a fun run, and many other activities. Check the full schedule here. Wave at the KBear Kruiser in the parade Saturday morning!
The Aura Jamboree Music Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an expanded schedule Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th. On Friday afternoon, and through the day on Saturday, performers will take the stage inside the historic Aura Hall in 15-minute intervals, while more performers take part in impromptu jam sessions around the shaded grounds. Musical styles range from traditional Finnish, to bluegrass and folk music, and classic country. Old-style dances are held Friday and Saturday evenings. KBear 102.3’s Todd VanDyke will be one of the performers and emcees – say “hi” to him! Get the latest details from the event Facebook page, and listen for our updates from Aura on KBear 102.3.
KBear 102.3 Honored by Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Houghton Community Broadcasting has won two Merit Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters – one for our Keweenaw Report Morning Sports Update with Todd VanDyke, which airs on KBear 102.3 and our sister station, 97.7 The Wolf; and the other for our Deer Hunters Roundup, hosted by Kevin Ericson. We’re working hard to bring quality radio to the Copper Country!
Schools may be off for the summer, but we’re already planning the Copper Country’s most complete high school football coverage for this fall. Take a sneak peek at our plans here.