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.
Happy Halloween from the Happy Hour at KBMR Radio!
What do witches put in their hair?
What does a ghost have to get before he can scare anyone?
A HAUNTING LICENSE!
What is Dracula's favorite fruit?
What kind of a car does a ghost drive?
What game do young ghosts play?
Have a great Halloween everyone from Clarissa Lynn
A HAPPY HOUR SURPRISE scheduled for October 16th on the Happy Hours program at KBMR!!! !!
We welcome into our studios first time ever LIVE music from the Bernie Stein Revue, Mandan, ND. KBMR is celebrating the music of Bernie & Jan Stein.
Join us Sunday at NOON for a memorable Happy Hour's program.
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!
The LITTLE DUTCH Band with a BIG North Dakota old-time musical talent spanning decades of musical memories and you can hear them live at the Mandan Band Shell at Dykshoorn Park Tuesday night, August 2nd, at 7:30. Enjoy goodies served by the Dakotah Lions - maybe a burger or brat? They serve up munchies every Tuesday night from 5:30 till 8:00.
Versatility and variety are two key factors which make up the Little Dutch Band. Members of the band double on various instruments and more variety and color is obtained by the use of vocal solos, duets, and trios.
This Bismarck-Mandan band includes brothers, Emanuel Geiger and Don Geiger. They grew up on a farm northwest of Mandan. Two other members are featured on their recordings that are played on KBMR's Happy Hour program on Sundays noon till 2:00 and that is Leonard Brilz and Dick Lorenz of Bismarck.
Emanuel plays the cordovox and plays his own compositions so make a request for the E.G.Polka!!! Don plays the clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax. He also sings with the band. Leonard plays lead trumpet, valve trombone, and is a vocalist. "Old-Time" music is very popular in North Dakota and it is the MUSIC because "Old-Time" is happy music, fun-time music making your feet move and putting a smile on your face. Hear the Little Dutch Band on KBMR's Happy Hour program - 11:30 on your AM dial, Sundays at noon!
Who remembers those great dances at the Mandan Community Center with the Bernie Stein Revue?
What great memories for a lot of people! Hear Bernie Stein at Mandan Dykshoorn Park Wednesday night, July 27th, as the summer band shell concerts continue. Bernie has endured great adversity fighting a serious illness a few years ago. It'll be GREAT to hear Bernie Stein on stage in the spotlight once again.
Bernie plays cordovox and cordi-organ and his beautiful wife, Janice, plays piano and accordion. Sons Bill and Barry (so very talented) play drums, keyboard, bass, horns, and more. Their vocals are professional and Bismarck-Mandan is proud to claim the Bernie Stein family. I'm proud to say that they played for my wedding dance July 23, 1999 - people are still commenting to Tom and me about the FUN dance music we had. Don't miss Bernie Stein, July 27th at Dykshoorn Park in Mandan.
Hope you are enjoying some of the many talented artists at the Summer Band Shell Concerts at the Mandan Band Shell at the west end of Main Street in Mandan! Concerts are free and are nightly at 7:30 to 8:30 Monday through Thursday night.
One of KBMR's Happy Hour musicians will be appearing on Tuesday, July 12th.The Sunday HAPPY HOUR program plays music from three CD's recorded by VIC SCHWAHN from Bismarck.
Vic started playing the pump organ at the age of six. He was raised in Strasburg, North Dakota - in fact, his father was a first cousin of Lawrence Welk. Vic got his first accordion at the age of seven and Lawrence taught Vic some of Strasburg's old-time waltzes and polkas.Vic has never taken any music lessons and all his music is self-taught. You'll find a rare recording on one of Vic's CDs entitled the GERMAN WEDDING MARCH (Strasburg, ND style). His version is the only one of a kind played on KBMR's Happy Hour. Request it on July 12th at the Summer Band Shell Concert in Mandan!
Summer time and music are a great combination to make your summer days full of smiles and sunshine! The Summer Concert Series at the Mandan Band Shell nightly at 7:30 Monday through Thursday are free for everyone to enjoy in a very pleasant setting. Many of the bands played during the Happy Hour appear in this familiar setting. Steelin' Country is a Bismarck based band and CD that is played on Sundays featuring the late Perry Hansen on steel guitar, Andy Wald on the accordion, Leon Wald on drums, and guitar player Randy Karr.
Join Randy Karr and various musicians as the band Steelin' Country takes the Mandan Band Shell stage on Thursday, July 7th. Randy does a great job with many familiar country tunes, but be sure to request the Rendezvous Waltz or the Red Raven Polka! Keep checkin' this site for future Happy Hour bands playing at the Mandan Band Shell, Mandan Dykshoorn Park at the west end of Main Street in Mandan.
The late Ed Babeck from Bismarck started the Great Plains Polkafest in Bismarck several years ago. Ed Babeck did so much for traditional old-time North Dakota music, and thanks to his son, Sheldon Babeck, in honor of his father, Ed Babeck, has continued the Great Plains Polkafest and in addition has set up a scholarship program in honor of his father with the help of the Musician's Association, Bis.-Mdn. Sheldon is proud to announce the recipients of those scholarships.
Nicholas N. from Ashley, North Dakota, plays the Bb clarinet and alto sax. The scholarship will go to the International Music Camp.
Samantha B. from Center, North Dakota plays three instruments and will be using the scholarship to major in music.
In addition, The Musicians Association gave away a number of scholarships from the Waddingham Fund.
Sheldon Babeck has scheduled the Great Plains Polkfest in Bismarck at the AmVets Club for the last weekend in August. Mark your calendars for great ENTERTAINMENT again this year and stay tuned to the Sunday KBMR Happy Hour noon till 2 for an upcoming schedule of performers.
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!