Classic Rock the Bear 98.1/95.3

THE Classic Rock Station!

Smitty

Since I am a fairly mediocre human, I will do my best to make this Bio as exciting as possible. Here goes...

Born in northern MI (Rapid City-Kalkaska schools), re-located downstate (Walled Lake) during high school years. Decided to join the US Army as a paratrooper at 20. I tend to not make a big deal about my service. I was out before 9-11, didn't see combat, and really just spent 3 years drinking beer and jumping out of planes...EXCITING!

After the Army, re-located back to northern MI, did mostly bartending jobs, drove a taxi cab, fertilized lawns, then at age 30, had a mini-nervous breakdown and decided I wanted to finally put the GI Bill to use.

I studied at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield (RTV-1-06 class represent!) I joined Black Diamond Broadcasting (Formerly Northern Star Broadcasting) Super Bowl weekend 2007.

I held the afternoon slot on our sister-station ROCK 105.1 / 95.5 for eleven years, and loved every single minute of it, building a solid relationship with listeners, using genuine humor, love of the music I play, and love of the region. I also held a midday slot on Classic Rock the Bear in the past.

I like to throw out random self-deprecating humor and say things like...'I have no idea why people like listening to me" ...but I think the reason people like listening to me, is that I'm genuine...not doing any kind of character. I think people like that. See? Exciting!

 

California Girl - Nicole Pence

Request hour "CALI'S LUNCH BOX" from 12 noon - 1:00 pm

They call me California Girl and YES I am really from California! I came to beautiful northern Michigan, for the first time, on vacation in 2005 and I moved here in 2008. I absolutely love it here. Some people might call me a “fudgie” but I prefer “perma fudgie!” I live in Traverse City with my significant other, my two boys, my two cats and our 4 dogs. I can’t imagine being anywhere else. Michigan is my home now.

I started my radio career as an intern on morning radio in 2012. Since then I have grown over the years and have expanded my radio career. I enjoy hunting for Petoskey stones, painting and going to concerts. Believe it or not, I even like to golf. I have always had a love for music.

My favorite bands are Aerosmith and Metallica. I love meeting my listeners. Each and every one of them is unique. I wouldn’t give up doing what I am doing, for the world. Broadcasting is my passion and I get to do it every day and now I get to rock your airwaves on Northern Michigan’s Classic Rock the Bear! Make sure to tune in every weekday from 10am to 3pm and Sundays 3pm-7pm and KEEP ROCKIN!!!!

 

Alice Cooper

NIGHTS WITH ALICE COOPER begins February 4th and runs 7:00p - 12:00a on Mondays through Saturdays.

Alice Cooper pioneered shock-rock. Cooper was born in Detroit Michigan, and moved to Phoenix with his family. The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles, where he signed them to his record label.

Cooper has brought his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages of his die-hard fans since early 1970's.

In the new millenium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and spinning the radio air-waves as jock of his own show "Nights With Alice Cooper".

Cooper continues to tour regularly, year in and year out, averaging over 80 concerts annually, both within the USA and internationally. His band which features the three guitar attack of guitarists Ryan Roxie, Nita Strauss, and Tommy Henriksen, plus the rhythm section of drummer Glen Sobel and longtime bassist Chuck Garric, performing shows worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics that he’s best known for.

Cooper’s solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, with a succession of hit singles, and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours.

Alice, Dennis, Neal, Michael, and the late Glen Buxton (posthumously) were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in March, 2011.

With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards