The new From the Ground Festival kicks off the summer at the Houghton Downtown Pier with live music, art, vendors and delicious food Saturday, May 27th, between noon and 6. See details here.
KBear 102.3’s coverage of the festival is supported by:
The City of Houghton • the Frank A Douglass Insurance Agency • Pepsi of Houghton • RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate • Surplus Outlet • Swift Hardware
KBear 102.3 welcomes Ride the Keweenaw to the Copper Country, Friday through Sunday, May 26th through 28th. Enjoy mountain bike rides at the Adventure Mine; the Tech, Churning Rapids and Swedetown Trails; and activities in Copper Harbor. See full details here.
KBear 102.3 welcomes That 70s Music to the Calumet Theatre Friday, June 2nd, at 7:30. Vocalist Mia Brown, bandleader Mark Oliverius (a Crystal Falls native) and the Nashville Hitmen bring the best tunes from a great musical decade to life! Get tickets and learn more here.
KBear 102.3 is happy to support the Keweenaw Bay Classic Fishing Tournament, June 10th on Keweenaw and Huron Bays. There are prizes for lake trout and salmon, including biggest catch and biggest fish. See the full schedule, and sign up here.
This year’s Baraga County Lake Trout Festival will be held June 10th at L’Anse Waterfront Park. Enjoy family fun, with free bouncies for the kids, an arts and crafts fair, vendors, a kids coloring contest, kids fishing pond, a pie eating contest, and more. See full details here.
This year’s Baraga County Community Yard Sales will be held Saturday, June 10th, throughout the county. Sales will generally be open from 9 until noon. Maps will be available online, and at many Baraga County businesses. To add your sale to the map, contact the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce office by June 2nd. See details here.
Support for our coverage of Baraga County events comes from:
The Baraga Drive-In • Morin Fireworks • the Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau • the Village of L’Anse
Houghton and Hancock’s celebration of the bridge that ties the two cities together takes place June 15th through 18th, with live music, good food, family entertainment, a parade, and fireworks. KBear 102.3 is proud to be a supporter. Look for us in the Bridgefest parade!
Access the full schedule, and vendor and parade sign-up forms, 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!
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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!”