Todd hosted his first radio broadcast in 1974, and has been waking up Copper Country residents since 2005. In recent years, he’s received multiple Michigan Association of Broadcasters Small Market awards for Best Morning Show, Best Newscast, Best Sportscast, and Feature Programming. Todd is a country music performer, as well, and can often be seen on stage singing and playing several instruments (including his notorious ukulele). He is the “voice” of many community events, including the CopperDog 150, the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, Pasty Fest, the International Frisbee Tournament, and Heikinpäivä. Todd also calls football and basketball games for KBear 102, and gives back to his profession by mentoring students at Central Michigan University, where he serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of the School of Broadcasting. Connect with Todd through our KBear 102 Facebook Page, via Twitter @ToddontheRadio, by email at Mornings@UP.net, or by calling our Morning Coffee line at 487-BEAR.
Colleen’s radio career began in Southern WV at 16. She’s hosted the nationally syndicated radio shows “Colleen’s Classic Country USA,” and “Cross Country Songs of Faith.” She’s also worked on television, as a host on the “Shop At Home” network, and and a weathercaster. Colleen is married to Scott, the great hunter (think Duck Dynasty — beard and all). They have one daughter, and are all country music fans. Colleen is the lead vocalist of a worship band, and her faith is very important to her. She’s ridden motorcycles since she was a kid, and loves her Indian Chief. She and Scott are restoring a ’69 Camaro. Early on, Colleen pledged her heart to Elvis, and then Waylon Jennings. She loves how Keith Urban feels the music when he plays, Kenny Chesney’s incredible knack for picking great song and thinks that the sound that Eric Church and Zac Brown are bringing to country is really cool.
John Carroll – Weekdays, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
John grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, but dreamed of a life in the country. Upon meeting his lovely wife Tammy, that dream was realized. They have raised two lovely children and live and work in beautiful Upper Michigan. John is an active member of his community who helps out with youth hockey and local events. He enjoys home projects and is currently building a sauna at his home on the shores of Lake Superior. Friends and coworkers enjoy his lively sense of humor and you will too! Tune in to hear his show afternoons on K-BEAR!