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.
Laughing, dancing, country and old-time music, watermelon, and summer time fun at Mandan Dykshoorn Park, this past Thursday night, August 4th, the featured Bismarck-Mandan popular band, Marv and the Moonlighters.
Marv Zander from Mandan has six musical CD's available and he is one of the only musicians that I know of that will deliver music to your doorsteps in the Mandan-Bismarck area. He even has DVD's available to watch, showing some comical antics along with favorite musical selections. Marv, always smiling and playing music by ear, and many songs that he has composed. Lots of musicians have played along with Marv including Mike Johnson, Randy Karr, Blaine Schell, Colleen Reinhardt, Perry Hanson, Bill Stein, and Clarence Sayler.
The Lewis & Clark Riverboat hosted Marv & the Moonlighters many a summer night, sun or rain. Folks enjoyed dancing on the boat and people traveled many miles to enjoy this Bismarck tradition for many years. HOW we MISS, but REMEMBER those great memories!
It was double up MARVS that starteed the live music in our KBMR Studios. DJ and friend, Marv Allan, had the idea to invite a live band into the studio and it was Marv Zander & his Moonlighters that began the tradition delighting our radio audience.
If you missed Marv Zander this past Thursday, August 4th in Mandan's Dykshoorn Park, you can hear his music Sunday, August 28th at the AMVETS Club in Bismarck for the Great Plains Polkafest! Stay tuned also to hear Marv Zander hopefully once again in the KBMR Radio Studios for a Sunday Happy Hour program!