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.
What familiar song is this?
"I wandered alone one night, when I heard an orchestra play, I met you when lights were bright, And people were carefree and gay. You were the beautiful lady in blue, I was in heaven just waltzing with you. You thrilled me with strange delight, Then softly you stole away."
If you guessed the "Blue Skirt Waltz", you are RIGHT! It's a much requested waltz on KBMR'S Happy Hour program. The music to "Blue Skirt Waltz" was originally an old Bohemian tune. Frankie Yankovich revised the music slightly, and then had a lyricist work on words for a new song. The result was "Blue Skirt Waltz". It was recorded in 1949. More than 4 million records were sold. Frankie Yankovich was titled as the World's Polka & Waltz King, 1915-1998.