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.
One of my most memorable radio experiences was meeting legendary accordion player, Myron Floren at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot. Chester Reiten of the Hostfest said he credits Myron Floren with helping build the festival's reputation. In the first 26 years of the Norsk Hostfest, Myron only missed about three of the festivals. I remember Myron to be a very humble, modest, personality with an infectious smile who was so gracious to me.
Myron Floren played with the Lawrence Welk Show from 1950 till 1982. A thirty-two year weekly profession that brought happiness to the people who watched the skilled accordion player - not bad for a Roslyn, South Dakota boy who asked his dad for a ten dollar accordion at the early age of 7.
Happy Hour listeners' top Myron Floren requests are the very popular Beer Barrel, Clarinet, and Champagne Polkas! One of the BEST accordion players of all time and that's why you're guaranteed a Myron Floren tune every week on the Happy Hour.