Clarissa Lynn has strong roots in North Dakota coming from a small, family farm operation north of Stanton or just a little south of Pick City by the Lake Sakakawea area where she did more bale haulin' and cow milkin' than fishin'; however, Clarissa grew up in a musical family loving and learning to dance to old time and country music.
Clarissa graduated from Dickinson State with a two-year broadcasting degree and a major in Elementary Education, later completing an Elementary Master's Degree from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD and the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Clarissa has always made radio a part of her weekends and summers while teaching during the school year. Clarissa and her husband, Tom, who is an Ag salesman for Butler Machinery Company, enjoy family, friends, Clarissa's old '67 Chevy, Tom's Harley, German cooking, and lots of dancing and music, music, music....!
"The BEST part of radio is the people I've met through the years," she says, "What a blessing!"
Listen to Clarissa Lynn on KBMR weekends, the Gospel Program at 10:00am and Happy Hour from noon to 2:00pm on Sundays.
The POLKA CELEBRATION theme song is having a silver anniversary this year!
The very popular theme song of KBMR'S Happy Hour program has been played at the opening of the program for at least 25 years and maybe even a little longer. It's being celebrated this year and mentioned frequently on the program. Fans have never tired of the song and even have commented that they look forward to the song and it sticks in their head all week long. Some have said it's their favorite Happy Hour song. The idea of the opening theme song began with former DJ Marv Allen. It is on an album from Canada's POLKA King, Walter Ostanek. It is the first cut on the album entitled, "Anytime is Polka Time."
The vocal is by Murray McFadgen. The musicians include Walter Ostanek and Joey Miskulin on piano and accordion, Norm Kobal on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Ken Senko on banjo and guitar, Richard Ostanek on the electric bass, and Mark Habat on drums.
Thanks to our FANS, the song will be continued for many more years to come.
****Did you know that Willie Nelson's first musical job at the early age of 10 was when he played guitar for John Raycjeck's Bohemian Polka Band?