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WFER  97.9 FM  1230 AM

(906) 265-9622

Upper Peninsula, Michigan, Classic Country Music Iron River, MI

MEET OUR STAFF

GENERAL MANAGER

Bob Black

Bob lives in Crystal Fall Township with his wife Tina and dog Tank. They have 3 grown sons- Clifford & Medea with grandson Tristan of Iron Mountain, Dustin & Bethany Black of Sumiton Alabama, Staff Sargent Tyler & Whitney Black with grandsons Harley and Raylan at Fort Bragg North Carolina.  Bob enjoys motorcycling, mixed martial arts and the great outdoors such as fishing, hunting, alligator wrestling, crab trapping, snorkeling and scuba diving.  He wears his own deer skin Jacket and has been branded “Buckskin Bob” while doing a weekly outdoors report on WIKB’s Telephone Time. Bob has been an account executive with WIKB since the fall of 2014 and he also operates Bob Black Promotions. His promotion company puts on “The End of Summer Blues Fest” in Alpha MI. This has been an annual event for the past four years and is growing in popularity.  He is past Executive Director of the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.  He was the recipient of a special tribute from a state representative, senator and governor of the state of Michigan for his outstanding community involvement, promotion and service to Iron County. Bob proudly served as Iron County Commissioner for 6 years until he ran for state representative. Bob was instrumental in renewing the concealed pistol laws in Michigan, taught thousands in self-defense and worked as federal firearms dealer. He also has served as a volunteer firefighter for the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department, served as an officer for the Iron Range Fire association, 2009 President of the UP Firefighters assoc., 2005 UP Firefighter of the year and still is a   firefighter instructor for the state of Michigan.  Bob is a member of the Crystal Falls American Legion, Men’s auxiliary of the Crystal Falls VFW and serves as Sgt. At arms for the Stambaugh American Legion Riders.  Bob is an active volunteer in the Iron County community. He is often the Master of Ceremonies for many events and their organizations.

Assistant General Manager

Kristine DeVore

Hey, this Is Kristine. I am the assistant general manager here at iron river community broadcasting. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI, I enjoy listening to music all the time, I am married and have two amazing kids. I love being apart of the station, I have learned so much about radio and how it all works! Stop on in and say HI!!

Program Director

Mitch Ness

Hey, thanks for listening! My name is Mitch and I’m the Director of Programming and Operations here at Iron River Community Broadcasting. I grew up in Crystal Falls and began my Music and Media Production journey playing in bands through middle and high school, eventually self-producing several solo EPs and most recently, a Full-Length album under the moniker “RUMHAM!”. When I’m not playing/writing/recording music and podcasts, you’ll find me obsessing over my Fantasy Football Lineup, Binge-watching shows or podcasts like The Expanse or Joe Rogan Experience, reading Dostoevsky and Jordan B Peterson, chillin’ on some Xbox or out getting rowdy with the boys! While I like to consider myself a Producer and Musical Artist, at WIKB I wear many hats - including Show Host, Production Engineer, Traffic Manager, Visual Media Designer and Social Media Manager, just to name a few. My radio broadcasting career actually started right here at WIKB, where I was hired as a Board Operator in 2015, quickly becoming a weekend and fill-In Telephone Time host and eventually gaining more responsibility in Station Operations. Through almost 5 years, a move downstate where I refined my craft while still working (remotely) for the station, I’ve learned quite a bit and am STOKED to be back in the place I know like the back of my hand – beautiful Iron County – and at the helm of the radio station I grew up with.
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WFER  97.9 FM  1230 AM

Classic Country Music U.P.,Upper Peninsula, Michigan

MEET OUR STAFF

GENERAL MANAGER

Bob Black

Bob lives in Crystal Fall Township with his wife Tina and dog Tank. They have 3 grown sons- Clifford & Medea with grandson Tristan of Iron Mountain, Dustin & Bethany Black of Sumiton Alabama, Staff Sargent Tyler & Whitney Black with grandsons Harley and Raylan at Fort Bragg North Carolina.  Bob enjoys motorcycling, mixed martial arts and the great outdoors such as fishing, hunting, alligator wrestling, crab trapping, snorkeling and scuba diving.  He wears his own deer skin Jacket and has been branded “Buckskin Bob” while doing a weekly outdoors report on WIKB’s Telephone Time. Bob has been an account executive with WIKB since the fall of 2014 and he also operates Bob Black Promotions. His promotion company puts on “The End of Summer Blues Fest” in Alpha MI. This has been an annual event for the past four years and is growing in popularity.  He is past Executive Director of the Iron County Chamber of Commerce.  He was the recipient of a special tribute from a state representative, senator and governor of the state of Michigan for his outstanding community involvement, promotion and service to Iron County. Bob proudly served as Iron County Commissioner for 6 years until he ran for state representative. Bob was instrumental in renewing the concealed pistol laws in Michigan, taught thousands in self- defense and worked as federal firearms dealer. He also has served as a volunteer firefighter for the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Department, served as an officer for the Iron Range Fire association, 2009 President of the UP Firefighters assoc., 2005 UP Firefighter of the year and still is a   firefighter instructor for the state of Michigan.  Bob is a member of the Crystal Falls American Legion, Men’s auxiliary of the Crystal Falls VFW and serves as Sgt. At arms for the Stambaugh American Legion Riders.  Bob is an active volunteer in the Iron County community. He is often the Master of Ceremonies for many events and their organizations.

Assistant General Manager

Kristine DeVore

Hey, this Is Kristine. I am the assistant general manager here at iron river community broadcasting. I am originally from Milwaukee, WI, I enjoy listening to music all the time, I am married and have two amazing kids. I love being apart of the station, I have learned so much about radio and how it all works! Stop on in and say HI!!

Program Director

Mitch Ness

Hey, thanks for listening! My name is Mitch and I’m the Director of Programming and Operations here at Iron River Community Broadcasting. I grew up in Crystal Falls and began my Music and Media Production journey playing in bands through middle and high school, eventually self-producing several solo EPs and most recently, a Full-Length album under the moniker “RUMHAM!”. When I’m not playing/writing/recording music and podcasts, you’ll find me obsessing over my Fantasy Football Lineup, Binge-watching shows or podcasts like The Expanse or Joe Rogan Experience, reading Dostoevsky and Jordan B Peterson, chillin’ on some Xbox or out getting rowdy with the boys! While I like to consider myself a Producer and Musical Artist, at WIKB I wear many hats - including Show Host, Production Engineer, Traffic Manager, Visual Media Designer and Social Media Manager, just to name a few. My radio broadcasting career actually started right here at WIKB, where I was hired as a Board Operator in 2015, quickly becoming a weekend and fill-In Telephone Time host and eventually gaining more responsibility in Station Operations. Through almost 5 years, a move downstate where I refined my craft while still working (remotely) for the station, I’ve learned quite a bit and am STOKED to be back in the place I know like the back of my hand – beautiful Iron County – and at the helm of the radio station I grew up with.
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