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.
Easter time, bunnies, chocolate and colored eggs, baskets, and the
During Easter Sunday's Happy Hour at KBMR Radio, you'll hear the ever popular "Bunny Hop" song. Kids love the dance and so do the grownups!
Now where did that song come from?
The bunny hop is a novelty dance that was created at Balboa
High School of San Francisco in 1952. It is a social dance sometimes also referred to as a "party" or "dance party" dance. The dance has been done to Ray Anthony's big band recording of the song. It was a vocal hit in 1952 and instrumentally recorded in 1958. Ray Anthony's single, the "Bunny Hop" featured another novelty dance classic, the "Hokey Pokey" on the B side.
The Finnish dance style called "Jenka" has essentially the same steps. Originating from the 19th century, jenka is actually the same dance style as the GERMAN slow tempo polka called schottische or rheinlander. It is characterized by three quick steps and a hop and is danced to music in 2/4 time.
So after that Easter dinner, get a little exercise with the Happy Hour and the featured Bunny Hop dance!