Each weekday we will select a new 98.9 The Bear LISTENER OF THE DAY:

  • If picked, we’ll mention your name and play your favorite Bear songs throughout the day.
  • You’ll get a “Listener of the Day” Bear t-shirt – exclusive for Listener of the Day winners only!
  • You will be featured on the 98.9 The Bear Website as our “Listener of the Day.”
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Kayleigh Price from Auburn

Kayleigh is a mother of three beautiful children. She is a lover of the sunrise and sunset and the stars. She thinks butterflies are beautiful and that they let us know there is always hope. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts are relatable and down to earth, and of course the music is always on point. The artists that help Kayleigh get through the day are Alice In Chains, Papa Roach, Ozzy, Bad Flower, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Kayleigh Price from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

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Darrel Conkel from Celina

Darrel enjoys hunting, fishing and music. He loves being a papaw! His favorite thing about The Bear is "hat's not to like!" The artists that help Darrel get through the day are Old school 80's, Nickleback, Ratt, Twisted Sister, AC/DC, and Kiss. Congratulations to Darrel Conkel from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amy Moriarity from Bluffton

Amy stays at home taking care of her dogs and cat, she loves to do tattoo, and her oldest daughter listens to the Bear everyday too!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is they play my kind of music! The artists that help Amy get through the day are Metallica, Creed, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Amy Moriarity from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stephanie Al-Ameri from Fort Wayne

Stephanie is originally from Michigan but has lived in Fort Wayne for the last 10 years. She is a Mom of six kids and grandma of five. She certainly loves her family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music played and great table talk! The artists that help Stephanie get through the day are the rock of the 80's & 90's Congratulations to Stephanie Al-Ameri from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Elisabeth Edgell from Albany

Elisabeth is a local community activist, never of the ethics advisory committee, and she LOVES TO RAWK!!!!!!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the humor The artists that help Elisabeth get through the day are Tool, Seether, Metallica, Megadeth, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Elisabeth Edgell from Albany, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Scott Trost from LaGrange

Scott enjoys cars, motorcycles, & roads! His favorite thing about The Bear is the Rock n Roll! The artist that help Scott get through the day is AC/DC !! Congratulations to Scott Trost from LaGrange, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stephanie Vetor from Fairmount

Stephanie shares that she has a crazy family, grew up around James Dean Town, is a good singer, and is artistic. She has an awesome son named Colton and loves all animals! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of her favorite kind of music! The artists that help Stephanie get through the day are Ozzy, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Evanescence, Disturbed, and lots of80S & 90S bands! Congratulations to Stephanie Vetor from Fairmount, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Corbin Christie from Fort Wayne

Corbin loves working on cars and motorcycles. He's happily married. Corbin is a Reserve Member of the Army. His favorite thing about The Bear is we play music that hits his soul and makes him want to jam out especially when he's having a bad day. The artists that help Corbin get through the day are Shinedown, AC/DC, Theory Of A Deadman, and Three Doors Down. Congratulations to Corbin Christie from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jennifer Whitelow from Fort Wayne

Jen is happily married to her wife, she has two kids, and enjoys painting and playing video games. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Jen get through the day are Tool, Pearl Jam, Slipknot, and 90s grunge! Congratulations to Jennifer Whitelow from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kyle Gillespie from Fort Wayne

Kyle is a father of three amazingly wonderful daughters. He's a Shift Supervisor of a Warehouse and shipping company. In his free time, he works with his two 3D printers and making grown men cry in online video games. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show and Here's Your Freakin Podcast. Heather and Drew. Plus of course Hard Drive with Lou Brutus. Everything about the Bear ROCKS! The artists that help Kyle get through the day are Linkin Park, Disturbed, Metallica, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Disturbed, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Kyle Gillespie from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Quintin Kelsoe from Fort Wayne

Quintin says working sucks, He loves his family & friends, and most of all he loves The Almighty Black Label Society!! 💯🔥🤘 His favorite thing about The Bear is the ticket giveaways! The artists that help Quintin get through the day are Seether, Chevelle, Panter, Ozzy, and MushroomHead🔥🤘💜 Congratulations to Quintin Kelsoe from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sheri Kulmala from Fort Wayne

Sheri says she is 49 forever! She's married and they love to kayak and spend time with their dog Merci Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Sheri get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Sevendust, System of a Down, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Korn, STP, and Puddle of Mudd. Congratulations to Sheri Kulmala from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lisa Muzzillo from Auburn

Lisa is married, living with three adult size full blooded German Shepherds, and loves to spend time with their 11 grandkids. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that its "The best music station!" The artists that help Lisa get through the day are In This Moment, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Lisa Muzzillo from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Matt Prater from Fort Wayne

Matt works at Parkview, has two kids, and loves to ride motorcycles. His favorite thing about The Bear is Drew Cage. The artists that help Matt get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Skillet, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Matt Prater from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ryan Smith from Fort Wayne

Ryan loves being around family and friends. he enjoys tractor pulling, kayaking, and Harleys. His favorite thing about The Bear is the radio personalities. The artists that help Ryan get through the day are Pop Evil, Ozzy, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Nonpint. Congratulations to Ryan Smith from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bryan Chivington from Fort Wayne

Bryan loves the outdoors, his two kids Talen and Raina, and any concert with a mosh pit! His favorite thing about The Bear is consistency; rocking out all day every day. AND the concerts. The artists that help Bryan get through the day are Korn, Tool, Breaking Benjamin, Aerosmith, Greta Van Fleet, Five Finger Death Punch, and Avatar. Congratulations to Bryan Chivington from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ashley Heber from Antwerp

Ashley loves going to concerts with her best friend, Danielle, spending time with her two amazing kids; Marleigh and Wyatt, and just spending time at home. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of songs and the djs. The artists that help Ashley get through the day are Fozzy, Atreyu, Avenged Sevenfold, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Ashley Heber from Antwerp, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Blake Schultz from Paulding

Blake likes to fish, work on cars, and have fun with friends. His favorite thing about The Bear is the Radio Hosts and music variety. The artists that help Blake get through the day are Shinedown, Bad Omens, Slipknot, Godsmack, and FFDP. Congratulations to Blake Schultz from Paulding, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mary Ditmars from Auburn

Mary has five kids and four grandbabies and loves going to concerts ♥ Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, the DJs are the best, and ticket giveaways! The artists that help Mary get through the day are Disturbed, Falling in Reverse, Rammstein, 5FDP, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Mary Ditmars from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Gavin Starnes from Fort Wayne

Gavin likes to golf, play video games, and go camping. he is a CDL driver and delivers drywall and other interior products. His favorite thing about The Bear is listening to Jason Lee and Kluck every single morning. The artists that help Gavin get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Falling In Reverse, Rob Zombie, Korn, and Rage Against The Machine. Congratulations to Gavin Starnes from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lanie Vogleman from Colorado Springs

Lanie is a loyal Bear listener even though she doesn't live in Indiana at the moment; she lives Colorado Springs because her husband is in the military! Lanie says she is married to the best man ever, has two dogs that make her the crazy dog mom, and driving around doing nothing is so fun to her. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of songs The artists that help Lanie get through the day are pretty much all the female rock artist get me through the day not necessarily one particular song 🙂 I love Halestorm, In This Moment New Year’s Day… Congratulations to Lanie Vogleman from Colorado Springs, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bobby Whiting from Columbia City

Bobby likes wii bowling, mudding, and mowing lawns. His favorite thing about The Bear is the concert giveaways. The artists that help Bobby get through the day are Avatar, Godsmack, Nazareth, Creed, Iron Maiden, Nickelback, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Bobby Whiting from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Melissa Valentine from Fayette, OH

Melissa has three beautiful children; Chase, Corbin, and Leora. She loves her job as an independent contractor driving for spark, delivering groceries for Walmart with a little DoorDash on the side. She's also an artist by night. She loves to paint, draw tattoos, and think of new fun things to do. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of songs and the dedicated listeners! The artists that help Melissa get through the day are Motionless In White, Rob Zombie, Clutch, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Melissa Valentine from Fayette, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

John Evans from New Haven

John is a former Marine. He is married with two kids and likes to golf and make fun of Millennials. His favorite thing about The Bear is "What up Budddyyyyy!" Love listening to Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning to get me through my drive to work The artists that help John get through the day are Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Collective Soul, 311, Godsmack, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, and Powerman 5000. Congratulations to John Evans from New Haven, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Todd Allen from Indy

Todd loves going roller skating, riding bicycles, and hanging out playing board games with his neighbors His favorite thing about The Bear is the never disappointing music mix! The artists that help Todd get through the day are Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Ramones, Green Day, Nickelback, Quiet Riot, Rat, Bush, Limp Bizkit, Pantera, and Rush. Congratulations to Todd Allen from Indy, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Devin Surine from Fort Wayne

Devin is a commercial tire technician. He plays bass guitar and drums. AND he loves his beautiful wife Kalah. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help Devin get through the day are Tool, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Metallica, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Devin Surine from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Miranda Diller from Fort Wayne

Miranda says there her family is her partner, herself and her two beautiful step daughters along with their gaggle of pets. She works as a delivery driver/personal shopper. Her passions in life are animal rescue and photography, She's also a major book worm. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, it's the pick me up I need while working and the shows always make me laugh. The artists that help Miranda get through the day are Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Bring me the Horizon, Saint Asonia, Skillet, Theory of a Deadman, Bad Flower, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Miranda Diller from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jon DuBois from Bryan, OH

Big Jon DuBois shares that his first born arrived December 22nd!!! His favorite thing about The Bear is that every day is something new and makes work more BEARable The artists that help Jon get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Motley Crue, Poison, and Creed. Congratulations to Jon DuBois from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Santiago Roque Contreras from Indianapolis

Santiago works at Piazza produce from Indianapolis. He delivers to the Fort Wayne area. He's a gamer, mostly play Fortnite and a big party dude. Last but not lease, he's a single man. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Santiago get through the day are Nirvana, Falling In Reverse, Green Day, Radiohead, Living Colour, and Metallica. Congratulations to Santiago Roque Contreras from Indianapolis, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Avinley Slone from Kendalville

Aviee is 24, unmarried and has two beautiful daughters that are 10 and 5. She likes to drive around listening to music because it makes her forget that responsibilities exist! Her favorite thing about The Bear is they ever fail to play something good, always talks about interesting or funny things. Gives me a good start to my day every day The artists that help Aviee get through the day are Pearl Jam, Metallica, Mudvayne, Puddle of Mudd, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bad Wolves, Audioslave, Shinedown, and TOOL. Congratulations to Avinley Slone from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Krystal Woodard from LaOtto

Krystal says when she's not doing family time with her three boys and the hubby, she LOVES HALLOWEEN AND ALL THINGS HORROR! Loves going to concerts, listening to music, and seeing movies! Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show, the other DJ’s, and I Love Bear Metal! The artists that help Krystal get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Avatar, Manson, I Prevail, Bad Omens, Papa Roach, A Perfect Circle, and Nekrogoblikon! Congratulations to Krystal Woodard from LaOtto, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mike Harmon from Columbia City

Mike enjoys, concerts, traveling, and Football. His favorite thing about The Bear is Drew Cage and Bear Metal! The artists that help Mike get through the day are Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Mike Harmon from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mandy Carter from Huntington

Mandy is a hard working woman in the healthcare industry. She loves music, helping others, and just wants to be happy and make people smile. Her hobbies are anything outside in the summer Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Mandy get through the day are Korn, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Mandy Carter from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brian Caryer from Ashley, IN

Brian is a Veteran of The United States Navy. He enjoys hunting, fishing, watching races at the local dirt track, and is a roller coaster enthusiast. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and Bear Metal! The artists that Brian help get through the day are Lamb of God, Metallica, Slipknot, Disturbed, FFDP, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Brian Caryer from Ashley, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Crystal Smith from Bryan, OH

Crystal is a Travel nurse, mom, and fiancé. Her favorite thing about The Bear is she gets good reception when I’m listening. The artists that help Crystal get through the day are Drowning Pool, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch, STP, and Metallica. Congratulations to Crystal Smith from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Randi Searfoss from St Mary’s

Randi loves spending time with her family, and going to concerts. She also loves music and listens to it pretty much 24-7. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety, Heather Rooney, and Drew Cage! The artists that help Randi get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Theory of a Deadman, Memphis May Fire, and Motionless in White. Congratulations to Randi Searfoss from St Mary’s, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Marty Martin from Fort Wayne

Marty is married to his wonderful wife Lisa. He loves playing with his dog, and enjoys spending time with his son in La Porte. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of rock. The artists that help Marty get through the day are Motley Crue, Skid Row, Motionless in White, Metallica, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Marty Martin from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andy Howard from Defiance

Andy loves his family, Ohio Sate Football, and The 49ers. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Andy get through the day are anything Slipknot or Metallica. Congratulations to Andy Howard from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brant Ward from Marion

“Moose” says he rocks, plays guitar and is married. He also welds for a living. His favorite thing about The Bear is we they kick ass, always. My favorite station. The artists that help “Moose” get through the day are Theory of a Deadman, Ozzy/Black Sabbath, Seether, anything Chris Cornell, Dio, and Stone Temple Pilots. Congratulations to Brant Ward from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Zach Ditto from Lima

Zach is a single father of five kids who he loves spending time with. He just took his 16 year old to his first concert, A7X last week thanks to the Bear! Zach also enjoys gaming with his friends and kids. His favorite thing about The Bear is all the DJs and how they get me through the day at work playing the best music and the best commentary. The artists that help Zach get through the day are A7X, Slipknot, Metallica, Avatar, I Prevail. Congratulations to Zach Ditto from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Johnny Cypher from Fort Wayne

Johnny loves to go to the comedy clubs and Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball games. He also likes to lift weights. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck Show The artists that help Johnny get through the day are Alice In Chains, White Zombie, ACDC, Marilyn Manson, Van Halen, Sevendust, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Johnny Cypher from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Vincent Bane from Churubusco

Vince likes to rock out to The Bear with his basset hound, works in the garage, and cheers on the Hoosiers His favorite thing about The Bear is he good mix of old and new music, they don’t repeat the same songs over and over. The artists that help Vince get through the day are Soundgarden, GnR, Van Halen, ACDC, and Metallica. Congratulations to Vincent Bane from Churubusco, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kasey Wallace from Fort Wayne

Kasey is a wedding photographer, artist, writer, introvert, gamer, animal lover, coffee addict, and gardening wannabe. She still want to be an astronaut when she grows up. Kasey has two boys, four cats, one dog, five fish, and one boyfriend. She collect books, vinyl, coffee mugs, and papers her kids' teachers send home daily. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help Kasey get through the day are Coheed and Cambria, Ghost, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Slayer. Congratulations to Kasey Wallace from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cameron Nibarger from Portland

Cameron loves to go hunting and fishing. He's a bucket operator for a tree company (DG Tree Trimming) His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and giveaways. The artists that help Cameron get through the day are I Prevail, Motionless In White, Five Finger Death Punch, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Cameron Nibarger from Portland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ron Harris from Portland

Ron is a retired Engineer. He has six daughters and eight grandchildren so far. Ron also enjoys doing local theater. His favorite thing about The Bear is the musical selection. Heather is my go to girl after 10AM. The artists that help Ron get through the day are Shinedown, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden, Disturbed, Korn, and Creed. Congratulations to Ron Harris from Portland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jane Hughes from Huntington

Jane loves her pet raccoon, Fidgit, and two skunks, Loki and Buster. She really enjoys rehabbing wildlife and facetiming with her little granddaughter. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney and Lou Brutus The artists that help Jane get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Godsmack, Disturbed, Dorothy, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Jane Hughes from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Irene Gulker from Fort Wayne

Irene is a mother of four and grandmother of six. She loves horror movies and books. She is an active animal lover/protector. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Irene get through the day are Metallica, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Irene Gulker from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Patrishia Torivo from Kokomo

Trish loves to weld and work on cars. She is also a nine year journeyman in the union. Her favorite thing about The Bear is you play lots of Godsmack! The artists that help Trish get through the day are Godsmack and Alice in Chains. Congratulations to Patrishia Torivo from Kokomo, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Robin Roberts from Fort Wayne

Robin has one daughter and is the grandma of a 17 and 14 year old. She also loves music! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Robin get through the day are anything by Shinedown or Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Robin Roberts from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chasity Decker from Columbus Grove, OH

Chasity is married, a twin, and loves taking care of her chickens and rabbit. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the short commercial breaks and they are always up to date as to what's going on and the Jason Lee and Kluck Show is hilarious. I listen every day on way to work I also love that they play modern and classic hits. The artists that help Chasity get through the day are Skid Row, Five Finger Death Punch, Tesla, Ozzy Osbourne, and Twisted Sister. Congratulations to Chasity Decker from Columbus Grove, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jared Banning from Columbia City

Jared says he's kind of a nerd. He has this thing of hitting deer with his vehicles. And shares that bed rotting is a coping skill he uses. His favorite thing about The Bear is Bear Metal. The artists that help Jared get through the day are I Prevail, Shinedown, The Offspring, Devour The Day, Five Finger Death Punch, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Jared Banning from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stacy Butler from Fort Wayne

Stacy is single without kids, many fur babies and strays. She's an acrylic artist and tattoo artist Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Stacy get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Korn, Chevelle, Shinedown, White Zombie, Hell Yeah, Godsmack, and Audioslave. Congratulations to Stacy Butler from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Quinton Rinehart from Van Wert

Quinton works at a Day Care. "I love working with the kids and watching them learn new things and growing up!" He's a Dallas Cowboys fan and is blessed to be the Father to a beautiful little girl! Quinton loves spending time with his beautiful girlfriend Ashlyn! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! Best part of the morning!! The artists that help Quinton get through the day are Disturbed, I Prevail, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, and 3 Doors Down. Congratulations to Quinton Rinehart from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jessica Hagerman from Defiance

Jessica and her husband and have five of the best kids anyone could ask for, and they're blessed to be grandparents twice so far! Music is a big part of their lives for sure! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee & Kluck, I listen every morning on my way to work. I also love the variety of old and new music The Bear plays! The artists that help Jessica get through the day are Shinedown, GNR, Ozzy, Metallica, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Jessica Hagerman from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandon Bowden from Fort Wayne

Brandon has two boys and has been married for three years. His hobbies are to get lost in music and spread interesting useless information. Most of the time he is working and just blasting music to through the day as a FedEx Driver. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything from Jason Lee and Kluck to Lou Brutus. Waking up to the JNLK show on my way to work is always a great laugh. The artists that help Brandon get through the day are In This Moment, Linkin Park, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, and Type O Negative. Congratulations to Brandon Bowden from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Steven Weirauch from Fort Wayne

Steve the pizza man is married, has three dogs, and is the owner of Pizza Subs & BBQ. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything. Heather, Drew, the concerts, etc. The artists that help Steve the pizza man get through the day are Shinedown, Theory, 5 Finger Death Punch, Seether, and Sick Puppies. Congratulations to Steven Weirauch from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Reuben Wiegand from Paulding, OH

Reuben enjoys hunting, music, and talking long walks. His favorite thing about The Bear is Hard drive XL with Lou Brutus The artists that help Reuben get through the day are I Prevail, From Ashes To New, Memphis May Fire, Falling In Reverse, and Motionless In White. Congratulations to Reuben Wiegand from Paulding, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Catherine Ervin from Fort Wayne

Cat loves music, is a nurse at Parkview, and loves taking on new projects. Her favorite thing about The Bear is they don't the same thing over and over, there is variety. The artists that help Cat get through the day are Shinedown, Ozzy, STP, The Offspring, Bush, Bad Wolves, From Ashes to New, Volbeat, Meat Loaf, and Sublime. Congratulations to Catherine Ervin from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ashlynn Glander from Spencerville

Ashlynn is a single momma with two kiddos and enjoys playing Mario Kart with her four year old. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the good vibes, Jason Lee and Kluck Show, The Greg Beharrell Show (he’s goofy and cracks me up), and Lou Brutus. The artists that help Ashlynn get through the day are Asking Alexandria, Falling in Reverse, Avenged Sevenfold, Finger Eleven, GnR, and AC/DC . Congratulations to Ashlynn Glander from Spencerville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mike Stetzel from Huntington

Mike likes to go camping, hunting, and fishing. He also loves to cook and bake. Fun fact, he's also related to Mick Mars, true story. His favorite thing about The Bear is it's awesome morning show, Jason Lee and Kluck. The artists that help Mike get through the day are Kiss, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, and Jackyl. Congratulations to Mike Stetzel from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kari Jayne from Avilla

Kari is a single mother of three "smart ass yet adorable teenagers" and two cute as ever American bullies (Dank and Douja). She's a bartender on the weekend and works in a warehouse throughout the week; all while jamming to The Bear of course. She loves road trips, concerts, and watching the kids play sports!!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Lou Brutus is #1, plus you guys have so many giveaways and fun contests. I never get thru but it’s fun to listen to. The artists that help Kari get through the day are Sevendust, Jelly Roll, Tim Montana, IN THIS MOMENT, Shinedown, Ozzy Osbourne, Mushroomhead, Falling in Reverse, Sleep Theory, Megadeath. Congratulations to Kari Jayne from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrew Martin from Angola

Ando has two wonderful Boys; Jaeden and Kaeden. He and the boys love to go fishing and hiking in the fall. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of old and new rock. The artists that help Ando get through the day are Godsmack, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, and Metallica. Congratulations to Andrew Martin from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Patrick Gorlesky from Fort Wayne

Patrick is a proud dad to three amazing young ladies. He's a Fedex delivery driver and Retired Veteran of US Coast Guard. Patrick enjoys anything aviation. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show of course!! The artists that help Patrick get through the day are Ghost, FFDP, Volbeat, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Patrick Gorlesky from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Quintin Fyffe from Arcanum, OH

Quintin is married, plays in an 80’s hairband tribute band in the Dayton Ohio market. "We definitely would kick ass in Fort Wayne if we could break in the market." His favorite thing about The Bear is you play what you play, DJ’s are super cool and the morning show kicks ass. The artists that help Quintin get through the day are Godsmack, Disturbed, and Metallica. Congratulations to Quintin Fyffe from Arcanum, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeffery Wayne from Peru

Jeffery manages and performs with his band LIVEWIRE. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of rock. The artists that help Jeffery get through the day are Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle, Ghost, Godsmack, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Jeffery Wayne from Peru, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Pete Beber from Roanoke

Pete “Stud” Beber shares the he raises ducks, shoots skeet, and loves his family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts are all super cool and the music rocks! The artists that help Pete get through the day are Mushroomhead, Slipknot, Pantera, Metallica, and FFDP. Congratulations to Pete Beber from Roanoke, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alaina Zatler from Fort Wayne

Alania really enjoys cooking. She says she has a difficult job, and "music from The Bear helps release stress and any anger I may have throughout the day." Her favorite thing about The Bear is how inclusive they are. Any concerts they support, they are usually of all ages. Which makes awesome memories for younger people and families. The artists that help Alaina get through the day are Creed, Hoobastank, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Sour, The Pretty Reckless, Soundgarden, Incubus, and Pantera. Congratulations to Alaina Zatler from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lyle Baker from Orland, IN

Sir Lyle Baker says he is a father of six, loves watching MMA and other sports, loves everyone, and works at an exclusive dispensary. His favorite thing about The Bear is rhe music! The artists that help Lyle get through the day are Tool, Rage, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Alice In Chains. Congratulations to Lyle Baker from Orland, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Leaha Fishbaugh from Huntington

Leaha is a grandmother of four, mother of three. She is the General Manger/Head Server at Blue Sky Family Restaurant. Congrats to Leaha as she is almost 7 years clean and sober! Her favorite thing about The Bear ist he fact you play great music from all the decades!!! The artists that help Leaha get through the day are Linkin Park, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Stone Sour. Congratulations to Leaha Fishbaugh from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Laken Wafford from Celina

Laken is a Dog-mom of two little un-employed free-loaders, Asher & Carl. She enjoys hunting for Native-American Artifacts, kayaking, & spending time with family in Northern Indiana. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ's & the music...DUH! The artists that help Laken get through the day are Alice in Chains, FFDP, Pearl Jam, Falling in Reverse, Jelly Roll. Congratulations to Laken Wafford from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Heidi Mauger from Huntington

Heidi is a hard worker. When the weekend comes, she just like spending time with her brothers and mom. Her favorite thing about The Bear is she can listen to it any time of the day and they play songs for everyone into any genre of rock! The artists that help Heidi get through the day are Bring Me The Horizon, Bad Omens, Motionless in White, In This Moment, A Perfect Circle, Smashing Pumpkins, Sevendust, Tool, Ghost, and Parkway Drive. Congratulations to Heidi Mauger from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Matt Shepherd from Van Wert

Matt is 46, married 27 years, has three daughters and three grandsons and one more grandson on the way. Matt loves concert, going to races, and football games. Matt also loves his lab Roscoe and Doberman Hank. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney The artists that help Matt get through the day are AC/DC, The Doors, Nirvana, and Candlebox. Congratulations to Matt Shepherd from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dan Wicker from Andrews

Dan loves disk golf!! Fishing and camping...anything outdoors. "People spend too much time looking down...life is six in above your phone. Look up people!!" His favorite thing about The Bear is you play TRUE rock n roll music. Hard to find that now a days. The artists that help Dan get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, and Tesla. Congratulations to Dan Wicker from Andrews, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Robert Ireland from Eaton

Robert love his family. He enjoys working on diesel trucks, trail rigs, demolition derby, and being a firefighter. It makes him who he is. His favorite thing about The Bear is: Listing to Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning. By the way one of you sounds just like Alice Cooper when you talk. The artists that help Robert get through the day are almost all the music but my favorite is Kiss and AC/DC. Congratulations to Robert Ireland from Eaton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Clinton Randall from Greenville, OH

Clinton is a webmaster, photographer, and a Grandma's Boy. His favorite thing about The Bear is they have the best DJs around, hands down!! The artists that help Clinton get through the day are Anything heavy (Five Finger, Slipknot, Falling in Reverse, etc.) Congratulations to Clinton Randall from Greenville, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tina Blair from Huntington

Tina loves music! Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Tina get through the day are Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Three Days Grace, Daughtry, and Sevendust. Congratulations to Tina Blair from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Larry Dixson from Decatur

Larry is a cnc operator at Eckhart woodworking. His favorite thing about The Bear is the one air personalities. The artists that help Larry get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy, Bobaflex, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Larry Dixson from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jemma Smith from Mendon, OH

Jemma enjoys concerts, shooting pool, and spending time with her 4 girls ❤ Her favorite thing about The Bear is Bear metal and Heather Rooney (I just ❤ a rocker momma) The artists that help Jemma get through the day are In this Moment, Motionless in White, Bad Omens, and Sleep Token. Congratulations to Jemma Smith from Mendon, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shelby Frey from Corunna

Shelby is a teacher at South Side School. She's a mom to three kids. She celebrates Halloween all year round and loves horror! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music that get her through the day. The artists that help Shelby get through the day are Highly Suspect, Shinedown, Bad Wolves, Metallica, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Shelby Frey from Corunna, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Peggy Hedrick from Decatur

Peggy loves the outdoors, works and plays hard, and she loves her family and friends. Proud mama of three crazy pugs! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music! The artists that help Peggy get through the day are Staind, Green Day, Disturbed, Black Label Society, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and The Hu. Congratulations to Peggy Hedrick from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jacob Burdine from Bryan, OH

Jacob has two kids, is happily divorced, and is an avid disc golfer. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Jacob get through the day are Highly Suspect, Badflower, Silent Theory, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Jacob Burdine from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chelsea Castleman from Rockford, OH

Chelsea has two kids, and a husband. She likes spending time at home and going to Sweetwater to see her son perform. Her favorite thing about The Bear is simply that she "just love all of 98.9 The Bear!" The artists that help Chelsea get through the day are Shinedown, Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Metallica, and I Prevail. Congratulations to Chelsea Castleman from Rockford, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jackie Carboni from Fort Wayne

Jackie enjoys traveling, is a grandma, and loves teaching the granbaby to rock. Jackie is a tissue recovery coordinator who helps to save and enhance lives at work. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Jackie get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, AC/DC, The Pretty Reckless, Guns n Roses, and Dorothy. Congratulations to Jackie Carboni fom Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amanda Lyons from Fairmont

Amanda has three kids, works for Walmart Distribution, and enjoy being outdoors. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the contests. The artists that help Amanda get through the day are Godsmack, Korn, Three Days Grace, Audioslave, and Mudvayne. Congratulations to Amanda Lyons from Fairmont, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bryce Pitney from Findlay, OH

Bryce is an Intervention specialist/teacher in inner city Lima City Schools. He's also a Hall of Fame rugby player at BGSU AND a die hard 311 fan (seen them 16+times). His favorite thing about The Bear is that he can listen in the Findlay/Lima area as there are no good stations in his area. The artists that help Bryce get through the day are Shinedown, 311, In This Moment , and Sublime . Congratulations to Bryce Pitney from Findlay, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Danielle Stickan from Edon, OH

Danielle has two amazing kids, Ruby and Christian. She loves going to concerts with her work wife Ashley. She also loves to hunt Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, of course! The artists that help get through the day are The Hu, Pearl Jam, Rob Zombie, Theory of a Deadman, Bad Omens, and Sevendust. Congratulations to Danielle Stickan from Edon, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Taylor Guy from Fort Wayne

Taylor is a single mom, is addicted to crafts. and loves live music. Her favorite thing about The Bear is they just play rock and only rock! The artists that help Taylor get through the day are Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Falling in Reverse, Deftones, Pierce the Veil, Mushroomhead, Parkway Drive, Slaughter, and I Prevail. Congratulations to Taylor Guy from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sharlynn Myers from Angola

Sharlynn is married to her awesome husband and has four children and one amazing granddaughter. She loves spending time with family and friends and going on vacations. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Sharlynn get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Wolves, and Korn. Congratulations to Sharlynn Myers from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jacob Hosler from Columbia City

Jacob owns three goats, and loves helping raise them with his sisters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cornhole, relaxing with his man, and wants you to know corndogs are his favorite food. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck Show. The artists that help Jacob get through the day are Shinedown, AC/DC, and Joan Jett. Congratulations to Jacob Hosler from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chad “The Gambler” Sheets from Avilla

The Gambler says he is a habitual gambler, enjoys a good smoke now and again, and he likes drinking fine aged whiskey. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music that rocks! The artists that help Chad get through the day are Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Green Day, Danzig, ACDC. Congratulations to Chad Sheets from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alyx Stephenson from Fort Wayne

Alyx has three dogs, works for Summit City Spartan Delivery as the HR Manager, and enjoys going to festivals! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "You play the best songs consistently." The artists that help Alex get through the day are Sleep Token and FFDP. Congratulations to Alyx Stephenson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cody Brunner from Warsaw

Cody is a drummer and musician, a father, proud husband, and a truck driver. His favorite thing about The Bear is the kick ass variety of music! The artists that help Cody get through the day are anything Pantera and Hellyeah! Congratulations to Cody Brunner from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mark McClure from Lima

Mark works in IT. He has a wife, Danielle, two daughters, Shelbie and Lucy, and two granddaughters, Sophia and Raelynn who he loves spending time with. Mark loves all things horror and Halloween related! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and mood it puts me in! The artists that help Mark get through the day are Radiohead, Seven Mary Three, Falling In Reverse, Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182, Gin Blossoms, Guns n Roses, Green Day, and Ozzy Osbourne. Congratulations to Mark McClure from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chris Burrows from Celina

Chris is a Father of two, Grandpa of six. He loves his work and the people there (31 year career at Cooper Farms) Chris loves football, Raid: Shadow Legends, and Dungeons & Dragons. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather & Drew and the best music around! The artists that help Chris get through the day are Metallica, Disturbed, Collective Soul, GnR, and Nirvana. Congratulations to Chris Burrows from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeff Hiner from Morgantown, KY

Jeff has been with the same woman for 26 years. They have four kids, three grandkids, and another one on the way. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the shows! The artists that help Jeff get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Five Finger Death Punch, and Bad Omens. Congratulations to Jeff Hiner from Morgantown, KY, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joe Sollars from Marion

Joe is married, has five children, retired, and attends about 15 shows a year. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection. The artists that help Joe get through the day are Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Skillet, Ozzy, and Judas Priest. Congratulations to Joe Sollars from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brittany Jean from Camden, MI

Brittany is a step mother to a 17 year old. She listens to The Bear everyday on her Alexa. She enjoys camping and concerts!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the hosts crack her up. The artists that help Brittany get through the day are Linkin Park, Falling In Reverse, I Prevail, Nine In Nails, Rob Zombie, and Metallica. Congratulations to Brittany Jean from Camden, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stephen Adams from Wabash

Stephen enjoys axe throwing, computer games, and The Bear! His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck. The artists that help Stephen get through the day are Ozzy, Metallica, Rob zombie, and Falling In Reverse. Congratulations to Stephen Adams from Wabash, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nicky Steed from Portland

Nicky is a father of six, he plays guitar and draws in his free time He enjoys listening to music and shares that just hanging out with his kiddos is the best! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music, and everyday hopping in my car and hearing JL&K go WADDUP BUDDYYY! The artists that help Nicky get through the day are anything by RHCP, A7X, Crossfade, Staind, and anything played on Bear Metal! Congratulations to Nicky Steed from Portland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Laura Jones from Fort Wayne

Laura is married to her soulmate, Bobby. Fun fact; the two of them share the same birthday, April 14, 1976. She is a cab driver for the railroad & travels all over the Midwest! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music! The artists that help get through the day are Chevelle, Avenged Sevenfold, The Hu, Slipknot, Disturbed, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Laura Jones from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Thomas Riccardi from Fort Wayne

Thomas writes horror fiction and also writes for Comix Asylum and Game Trade Magazine and has been a gamer since the 70's. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck. They get him going and the rest of the music keeps him amped up throughout the entire day. The artists that help Thomas get through the day are Ice Nine Kills and Motionless in White. Congratulations to Thomas Riccardi from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Adriana Chavez from Hartford City

"Mexican Rocker Girl" loves going to concerts, loves her family, enjoys campfires, and loves canvas painting. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music! The artists that help Adriana get through the day are Pantera, Korn, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Adriana Chavez from Hartford City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dave Alva from Muncie

Dave loves hiking, he's interested into going ghost hunting, and loves horror movies. His favorite thing about The Bear is the Rock n Roll The artists that help Dave get through the day are Asking Alexandria, Pearl Jam, 5 Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Dave Alva from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Vince Konwinski from Fort Wayne

"The Polish Prince" loves coaching his kids sports, hanging out with family and friends, and going to live shows. His favorite thing about The Bear is listening to Jason, Warren, Heather, and Drew The artists that help The Polish Prince get through the day are In Flames, Type O Negative, Ratt, Guns n Roses, and Fear Factory. Congratulations to Vince Konwinski from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cody Givens from Berne

Cody likes to hunt and fish and work out. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Cody get through the day are ACDC, Ayron Jones, Falling in Reverse , and Black Sabbath. Congratulations to Cody Givens from Berne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chad Landers from Fort Wayne

Chad says he's "f-ing Awesome." He's from the Louisville Kentucky area and loves Rock/Metal. His favorite thing about The Bear is the fact that he hears music on air here that he didn't hear in Louisville. The artists that help Chad get through the day are Mad Season, Alice in Chains, Mudvayne, and Hellyeah. Congratulations to Chad Landers from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dana Hons from Elida

Dana is a grandma to her first grandbaby. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and rocking out with 98.9 The Bear! Her favorite thing about The Bear is that the rock never stops. The artists that help Dana get through the day are Hardy, Volbeat, Ayron Jones, Rival Sons, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Dana Hons from Elida, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Justin Pierce from Winchester

Justin says he's a simple man. "I go to work and come home." He enjoys watching baseball, going to concerts, golfing, going to conventions, and watching horror films. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney and Drew Cage. The artists that help Justin get through the day are Tool, Pearl Jam, The Offspring, Shinedown, Corey Taylor, Queens of the Stone Age, Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, Halestorm, and Bullet For My Valentine. Congratulations to Justin Pierce from Winchester, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Diana Hunter from Andrews

Diana is a mother of four and a grandmother of five. She has a beautiful wife who works two full time jobs and she work a full time job and a part time job. I love listening to The Bear driving around to and from work plus she listens at her part time job. "They all know when Diana gets there they change the radio station to the bear. Lol" Her favorite thing about The Bear is everything, but her favorite is Jason Lee and Kluck show and I love Drew Cage and the 420ish. The artists that help Diana get through the day are Bring me The Horizon, Beartooth, Motionless In White, In This Moment, Falling in Reverse, Papa Roach, From Ashes to New, and Avatar. Congratulations to Diana Hunter from Andrews, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nickolas Shuman from Fort Wayne

Nickolas loves his family, baseball, and his dogs His favorite thing about The Bear is everything! The artists that help Nickolas get through the day are Beartooth, Motionless In White, ACDC, and Guns N Roses. Congratulations to Nickolas Shuman from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Selena Morales from Huntington

Selena is a Navy Veteran with a love for stories, writing, and gaming. She shared that after six years of serving in the Navy, it was ironically listening to 98.9 The Bear that let her know she was officially home. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that the station has stayed true to its concept and the hosts always sound passionate for the music. The artists that help Selena get through the day are Three Days Grace, Linkin Pank, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, and Asking Alexandria. Congratulations to Selena Morales from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sarah Sprow from New Haven

Sarah shares that she has an amazing husband of 22 years, Andy. Two kids, RJ (21), and Gabe (17). She also has a rescue pittie, Olive, that is the best snuggle buddy. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last April. and after surgery and treatment she's cancer free and going strong! She enjoys many activities, from welding and gardening, to knitting and hiking. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs, their senses of humor, and how they interact with people The artists that help Sarah get through the day are Disturbed, Metallica, and Dorothy. Congratulations to Sarah Sprow from New Haven, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Leslie Bagley from Hope Mills, NC

Leslie loves her three kids, the beach, and hiking. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Lesie get through the day are Evanescence, Smashing Pumpkins, Thousand Foot Krutch, Demon Hunters, Flyleaf, Skillet, Project 86, and Thirty Seconds To Mars. Congratulations to Leslie Bagley from Hope Mills, NC, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Annette Price from Marion

Annette says It IS REQUIRED to have 98.9 The Bear on in HER car 😎. She is a big supporter of music and musicians up and coming plus all six of her grandsons are involved in music.; even the little one year old shows drummer potential. Her biggest bucketwish list item is to meet Blackie Lawless in person. She's absolutely obsessed with him 😍 🤘 Her favorite thing about The Bear is the winning commentary, contests and the wide variety of music. The artists that help Annette get through the day are WASP, Iron Maiden, DIO, Judas Priest, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Mountain, and ACDC. Congratulations to Annette Price from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Rob Rouch from Montpelier

Rob has three kids, two boys and a girl. He works at a hardware and lumber yard store. Also owns a business selling racing parts and also owns a Dirt Late Model racing team with his Dad. Rob's favorite band is Lamb of God. His favorite thing about The Bear is the way they run the station and support local and reginal and national stuff. The artists that help Rob get through the day are EVERYTHING, it's always great 👍 Congratulations to Rob Rouch from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Donnie Cosner from Pennville

Donnie is a dad of two beautiful girls (Hunter and Lennon) and the most handsome little boy (Grant). His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck In the mornings and Heather Rooney of course! The artists that help Donnie get through the day are Korn, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, Def Leppard, Limp Bizkit, and Sevendust. Congratulations to Donnie Cosner from Pennville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stan Hauge from Marion

Stan the man says he's been playing guitars since he was 12 and is now 62. Stan is a fan of all kinds of music and shares that he is single and loving it! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the djs humor. The artists that help Stan get through the day are Fozzy, KISS, Nirvana, Van Halen, and Mammoth WVH. Congratulations to Stan Hauge from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jess Jones from Cromwell

Jess shares that she is a band mom. Go Wawasee Warriors! She loves to nap, wishes that could be a profession in life. Jess enjoys traveling and glamping. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the range of personalities and music played! The artists that help Jess get through the day are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath, Evanescence, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Jess Jones from Cromwell, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tyler Sprunger from Ossian

Tyler loves spending time with his wife and two kids, Logan and Izzy. He also likes playing board games, and going to concerts! His favorite thing about The Bear is Drew Cage, of course The artists that help Tyler get through the day are Korn, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Breaking Benjamin, Ghost, I Prevail, and Fit For A King. Congratulations to Tyler Sprunger from Ossian, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sarah Webb from Muncie

Sarah works in Manufacturing and a hobby photographer. She loves live music and has a season lawn pass and goes to every concert at Ruoff Music Center. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the big selection of awesome music keeps me going! The artists that help Sarah get through the day are Candlebox, Distributed, NonPoint, Jelly Roll, Saliva, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Sarah Webb from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day!

John Beeson from Parker City

John enjoys working, spending time with his family, and listening to 98.9 The Bear at all hours of the day! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show, they are always funny. The artists that help John get through the day are Rage Against The Machine and Nickelback. Congratulations to John Beeson from Parker City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Julain Stouffer from Andrews

Julian is the night audit, engineer at Comfort Inn Huntington. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and hosts. The artists that help Julian get through the day are 5FDP, Saliva, Korn, Slayer, Buckcherry, Stone Sour, Hailstorm, Smashing Pumpkins, Linkin Park, and Jelly Roll. Congratulations to Julain Stouffer from Andrews, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dalton Carroll from Churubusco

Dalton is an ironworker, he likes to skateboard, and he's got a hot ass girlfriend named Jessica. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney! The artists that help Dalton get through the day are Motorhead, FFDP, Judas Priest, Apocalyptica, The Black Keys, and Korn. Congratulations to Dalton Carroll from Churubusco, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jennifer Vanstrom from Fort Wayne

Jennifer collects pretty dead things. She's a social worker for the state and has a boxer/pitbull mix. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the rock! The artists that help Jennifer get through the day are Korn, A Perfect Circle, In This Moment, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Jennifer Vanstrom from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Rocky Murray from Huntington

Rocky says you can catch him kayaking on a river on the weekends. He lives life by the horns, and says you should fish till you can't anymore. His favorite thing about The Bear is the concert info and radio personalities. The artists that help Rocky get through the day are NIN, Clutch, and Tool. Congratulations to Rocky Murray from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dusty Coler from Fort Wayne

Dusty has two kids and four grandkids. He's rockin it at 50! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help Dusty get through the day are Iron Maiden and Metallica. Congratulations to Dusty Coler from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Christy Sampson from Fort Wayne

Christy is married with three kids and a granddaughter. She loves going to concerts and spending time with family and friends at the lake. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music, winning concert tickets, and the DJs. The artists that help Christy get through the day are Theory of a Deadman, Godsmack, Shinedown, Nirvana, Greta Van Fleet, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Christy Sampson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Staci Nave from Columbia City

Staci is a racing chick, loves to dance her ass off to local rock bands, and her boyfriend Chad Hough is the absolute bestest ever!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the rock and heavy rock and the personalities are hilarious The artists that help Staci get through the day are Disturbed, Metallica, Godsmack, Guns 'n' Roses, Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue, KISS, Alice in Chains, and Pop Evil. Congratulations to Staci Nave from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Augustine Barajas from Oakwood, OH

Augustine has three beautiful daughters and an absolutely gorgeous wife. He works with turkeys for a living. His favorite hobby is listening to 98.9 The Bear while I do anything in his day! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show is the BOMB!! Also love listening to Heather!! The artists that help Augustine get through the day are Sevendust, Pantera, Nirvana, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Augustine Barajas from Oakwood, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Taylor Roberts from Fort Wayne

Taylor loves to spend his weekends smoking meats and playing video games with friends, drinking beer from Guesswork Brewing Co in Albion, and supporting Live; Indiana, an organization that spotlights suicide in teens and young adults. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety throughout the day, starting his day with JL&K, and Bear Metal on Saturday nights. Stupid people doing stupid things is the best The artists that help Taylor get through the day are Linkin Park, Slipknot, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Pierce the Veil, Green Day, and Black Sabbath. Congratulations to Taylor Roberts from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cody Cunningham from Convoy, OH

Cody is a CNC machinist by day, dad to three beautiful girls and an aspiring comedian by night. He loves going to concerts, sporting events, and stand up comedy shows. His favorite thing about The Bear is starting every morning with JLNK and a good laugh! The artists that help Cody get through the day are Pink Floyd, Rush, Def Leppard, Jackyl, and Pearl Jam. Congratulations to Cody Cunningham from Convoy, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Daniel Holifield from Bryan, OH

Daniel is a girl dad! He's very family oriented and loves doing anything as a family with his daughters and fiancé. His favorite thing about The Bear is all the great music! The artists that help Daniel get through the day are FFDP, Bad Wolves, Breaking Benjamin, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Daniel Holifield from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Misty Jackson from Montpelier

Misty has two children (Austin 24,Serenity 17.) Been married to Jamie for three years. She is the owner of Dream Cleaning Company. Misty loves to Fish, Hunt, float the river and do things together with Family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is all different Rock and heavy metal music past and present. The artists that help Misty get through the day are Megadeath, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Pearl Jam, and Metallica. Congratulations to Misty Jackson from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Michaela Long from Celina

Michaela has a 15 month old son, three cats, one dog, and got engaged in Vegas in June! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the radio personalities. The artists that help Michaela get through the day are ALL of them!!!! Congratulations to Michaela Long from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Spencer Campbell from Geneva

Spencer is a father of 1 1/2 year old daughter, is a Private Security Officer, and enjoys building and painting Warhammer 40k models. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Spencer get through the day are Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Dio, and Theory Of A Deadman. Congratulations to Spencer Campbell from Geneva, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alyssa Randolph from Fort Wayne

Alyssa is an artist who works with clay, paint, & cake. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Alyssa get through the day are Papa Roach, Ghost, and Bad Wolves. Congratulations to Alyssa Randolph from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tina Prater from Lessburg

Tina is single, never been married. She likes to hangout with her mom and brother and spend time spoiling her little dog and cat. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show, you guys are the best. The artists that help Tina get through the day are Shinedown, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Tina Prater from Lessburg, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kasey Boyce from Bryan, OH

Kasey loves her granddaughter. She loves to relax and read Stephen King books. Kasey is a lover of fall! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety and you brought Drew Cage back!!!!! The artists that help Kasey get through the day are I Prevail, Asking Alexandria, Tool, Korn, Slipknot, and Deftones. Congratulations to Kasey Boyce from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shaun Stewart from Cecil

Shaun is a Military veteran, was in the move Emily's story, and is a great dad to two teenage boys! His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck. The artists that help Shaun get through the day are Alice in Chains, Ozzy, and Kiss. Congratulations to Shaun Stewart from Cecil, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kendra Diehl from Fremont

Kendra works at Cardinal IG. She has a wonderful daughter and four grandkids and three great pets. She enjoys hanging out with friends and collects Steelers stuff. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the great music, the topics the radio personalities talk about. They are a great group of people. The artists that help Kendra get through the day are Korn, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy, Three Days Grace, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Kendra Diehl from Fremont, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Corey Oetting from Decatur

Corey is married to a woman who probably likes concerts more than he does. He has two female Pitbulls (Easton & Athena). Corey has been to too many "The Bear Presents" concerts over the years and plays way too much slowpitch softball from Spring until Fall. His favorite thing about The Bear is the good tunes and hosting concerts for the Fort Wayne area. The artists that help Corey get through the day are 10 Years, Starset, Sleep Token, Bad Omens, Jinjer, Greta Van Fleet, Ghost, Tool, Slipknot, Of Mice & Men, and Asking Alexandria . Congratulations to Corey Oetting from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brian Clapper from Fort Wayne

Brian is a father of two, Navy Vet, and he loves seeing all the awesome shows coming to town! His favorite thing about The Bear is they keeping rock alive in Fort Wayne by bringing awesome shows to town! The artists that help Brian get through the day are Sevendust, Static X, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Label Society, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Brian Clapper from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tracy Hullinger from Avilla

Tracy is a Nana to four Grandkids and a bonus. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the older Metal music! The artists that help Tracy get through the day are Megadeth, Metallica, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Tracy Hullinger from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kimberly Phillips from Warsaw

Kim says she works a lot, loves to play bingo, and she also works for cage fights (she's the time keeper). Her favorite thing about The Bear is the friendly staff. The artists that help Kim get through the day are Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Badflower, Jet, Jelly Roll, and Buckcherry. Congratulations to Kimberly Phillips from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Derek Adams from Fort Wayne

Derek loves his kids, his fiancé, and going to concerts with his fiancé. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck. The artists that help Derek get through the day are I Prevail, Motionless In White, Godsmack, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Three Days Grace, and Saliva. Congratulations to Derek Adams from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nichole Harter from Kendallville

Nichole has four weiner/pit puppies. She has two kids as well and enjoys being outside. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts get her laughing! The artists that help Nichole get through the day are In This Moment, Motionless In White, Badflower, and Ghost. Congratulations to Nichole Harter from Kendallville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Heidi Isenhart from Selma

Heidi is blessed to have two wonderful sons, two grandkids and three fur babies. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, the contest, and all the radio personalities. The artists that help Heidi get through the day are Chevelle, Godsmack, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Heidi Isenhart from Selma, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Melissa Arellano from Decatur

Melissa loves going on vacation to Niagara Falls, parasailing at Virginia Beach. She's excited to become a Grandmother to her second grandchild in January. She has a granddaughter, Nora, who is five-years-old. She loves doing anything she can with family! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck! They are so funny! I enjoy listening to the podcast on the weekends when I'm off work. Heather is the best female host in Indiana! The artists that help Melissa get through the day are Jelly Roll, Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Rush, Guns N Roses, and Steve Miller Band. Congratulations to Melissa Arellano from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ryan Christlieb from Montpelier

Ryan loves spending time with his fiance and son. He enjoys cooking out all times of the year! Ryan is a big colts fan; Go Blue! His favorite things about The Bear are Jason Lee and Kluck, Bear Metal, and Hard Drive XL The artists that help Ryan get through the day are Slipknot, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch, System of a Down, Metallica, and Pantera. Congratulations to Ryan Christlieb from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kelly Noragon from Hamilton

Kelly shares that she has a wonderful life partner, two great kids, and three awesome grandchildren Her favorite thing about The Bear is the ROCK! The artists that help Kelly get through the day are Metallica, Falling in Reverse, Black Sabbath, Five Finger Death Punch, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Congratulations to Kelly Noragon from Hamilton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shawn Reuille from Decatur

Shawn won the “So you wanna be a DJ” contest years ago from the Bear and was a DJ there for about 6 months! He enjoy racing, going to car shows and sometimes just relaxing at the house with his wonderful wife and his Rottweiler “Zeus”. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help Shawn get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Black Label Society, All that Remains, Staind & Aaron Lewis. Congratulations to Shawn Reuille from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jacob Mechling from Huntington

Jacob is a huge movie buff, plays a bunch of video games, and had a reputation in school for his dancing skills. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the awesome DJs. The artists that help Jacob get through the day are Falling In Reverse, Nickelback, The Glorious Sons, Jelly Roll, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Jacob Mechling from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Carie Myers from Lima

Carie loves riding Harleys!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the comedy and contests! The artists that help Carie get through the day are Nickelback, Theory Of A Deadman, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestrom, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Carie Myers from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Terry Mullins from Parker City

Terry shares that he's married, loves the outdoors, and this his beagle Maggie May Mullins is the cutest! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the contests! The artists that help Terry get through the day are Metallica, GUNS N’ ROSES, Disturbed, VAN HALEN, Bush, Def Leppard, Rammstein, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Terry Mullins from Parker City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Gavin Noble from Selma, IN

Gavin plays college baseball, loves to fish and hunt! His favorite thing about The Bear is the jokes and the funny talk! The artists that help Gavin get through the day are Metallica, Shinedown, Living Colour, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Gavin Noble from Selma, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Candice Bridges from Ridgeville

Candice is an Assistant manager at O'Reilly (hopefully a store manager soon). She has three kids, two step kids, and one step granddaughter. Her and her husband have been together 13 awesome years! Her favorite thing about The Bear is contests, variety of music, and Heather. The artists that help Candice get through the day are LOVE MY Hair Metal, Falling in Reverse, Godsmack, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Highly Suspect, Shinedown, and Jelly Roll. Congratulations to Candice Bridges from Ridgeville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kris Kohlhorst from Celina, OH

Kris shares that he has an amazing wife, two boys (a one year old and 3 month old). He works at Crown in Minster Ohio. Kris loves to spend time with his family. His favorite thing about The Bear is EVERYTHING!! The artists that help Kris get through the day are anything Metallica!! Congratulations to Kris Kohlhorst from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cole Mason from Bluffton

Cole shares that he's a husband of 29 years, father of two great kids, one is premed at Ball State. He retired from the military after 22 years of service in the Air Force. Cole likes to collect and drink rare bourbon. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and the variety of music The artists that help Cole get through the day are GNR, Stone Sour, Slaughter, Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Volbeat, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Cole Mason from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chris Richman from Fort Wayne

Chris says he is a big nerd, Father of three, and he has a fiancé named Tammy! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help Chris get through the day are Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Sublime, and Rage Against The Machine. Congratulations to Chris Richman from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shane Miller from Etna Green, IN

"Millertime" is a skilled autobody painter. He has traumatic brain injury from a motorcycle accident in 2020. The person who hit him left the scene and thankfully the next passerby called 911 and saved his life! His favorite thing about The Bear is they play my music I love and have listened to since I was a kid I'm now 41! The artists that Millertime help get through the day are Staind, Sevendust, Falling In Reverse, really ALL of the music the Bear plays! Congratulations to Shane Miller from Etna Green, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Douglas “Hoss” Mitchell from Fort Wayne

Hoss shares that he is a disabled veteran, love riding Harley’s with his brothers , shooting guns and *cough (golf). His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of awesome artists and songs!! The artists that help Hoss get through the day are Korn, Disturbed, Nonpoint, Five Finger Death Punch, Saliva, Mudvayne, Rev Theory, and Drowning Pool. Congratulations to Douglas “Hoss” Mitchell from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sonya Jennings from Lakview, OH

Sonya loves going hiking, fishing and swimming. Her favorite thing about The Bear is you don't play the same songs over and over again like most stations. The artists that help Sonya et through the day are Metallica, Pantera, Highly Suspect, and Korn. Congratulations to Sonya Jennings from Lakview, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Gypsy Harner from Wabash

Gypsy loves going to concerts and rocking out with her friends on the weekends! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Bear Metal! The artists that help Gypsy get through the day are Seether, Chevelle, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Gypsy Harner from Wabash, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Rosemary McEwen from West Unity, OH

Rose has four grown sons: Danny, Tyler, Gaven, and Griffin. She loves being outside and jamming The Bear music while doing yard work or even just chilling out in the sun! She loves working on the yard and gardening and LOVES concerts! Her favorite thing about The Bear is we keep it real! And I keep trying to win tickets with Drew but No luck! I love the music variety. The artists that help Rose get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Korn, Shinedown, Volbeat, Pantera, Nickleback, Disturbed, Motley Crue, Megadeth, and Limp Bizkit. Congratulations to Rosemary McEwen from West Unity, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Heather Scott from Kendallville

Heather is newly engaged and a Grandma of three! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the on air people! The artists that help Heather get through the day are Metallica, My Darkest Days, and Smile Empty Soul. Congratulations to Heather Scott from Kendallville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Hope Bauder from LaGrange

Today’s listener of the day is in Remembrance of Hope Bauder from LaGrange Hope’s sister April shares that her sister has been gone for about 4 years now and there's not a day that goes by that when she listens to The Bear she doesn't think of her. "I sure do miss her." All Hope ever did was give to her kids and her sister's kids. She did everything that she could. Her favorite thing about The Bear was all of the music! The artists that helped Hope get through the day were Ozzy, Godsmack, Slipknot, and Metallica. Remembering Hope Bauder from LaGrange, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Rick Zizelman from Delphos, OH

Rick shares that he goes to Whitehorse Biker Church, loves walking Glenbrook Mall, and is a member of Returning American Warriors. His favorite thing about The Bear is that the station hasn't changed! The artists that Rick help get through the day are Metallica, Drowning Pool, Rammstein, Megadeth, Bad Wolves, Faith No More, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, and Killswitch Engage. Congratulations to Rick Zizelman from Delphos, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ashley Eddingfield from Angola

Ashley has a two and a half year old daughter who loves to rock!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the array of different rock you guys play! It’s always a good song on. The artists that help Ashley get through the day are FFDP, Jelly Roll, Dorothy, Linkin Park, In This Moment, Theory of a Deadman, and Greta Van Fleet. Congratulations to Ashley Eddingfield from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Josh Myers from Aubrn

“Shiny” is a big baseball fan (Tincaps and Cubs). He's also a New York Jets fan. Shiny has three beautiful kids; a daughter Miley and two sons Bentley and Brayden. His favorite thing about The Bear is their connection with the local community The artists that help Josh get through the day are Tool, Bad Omens, Bad Wolves, Motionless in White, Ice Nine Kills, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Josh Myers from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alicia Slone from Stroh, IN

Alicia works at Dollar General as the Assistant Manager. She has two children who love music as much as her. She also loves concerts. Her favorite thing about The Bear is they the music I love. The artists that help Alicia get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, and Sleep Theory. Congratulations to Alicia Slone from Stroh, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tosha Potts from Auburn

Tosha works at C&A Tool Engineering. She likes to hang with family and is always outdoors. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and Drew Cage The artists that help Tosha get through the day are Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, Godsmack, and Mudvayne. Congratulations to Tosha Potts from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Destiny Gingerich from Fort Wayne

Destiny enjoys spending her free time with her 7-year-old son and husband. She loves cranking up The Bear and pumping herself up in between showing homes as she is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker and property manager at Arcadia Apartments. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason lee and Kluck in the mornings, Heather Rooney rocks my afternoon and Drew Cage is super awesome and I am guilty of sending him a few TikToks The artists that help get Destiny through the day are Slipknot, Badflower, Three Days Grace, Highly Suspect, Jelly Roll, Hawthorne Heights, and Pantera. Congratulations to Destiny Gingerich from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kendra Lynn from Marion

Kendra's day job is an adult star! She is happily married with three cats. She loves going to concerts, auto racing, and of course I love Heather and the Bear. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs. I love the rotation of music that highlights what the Midwest really is and I also love that I am 98.9 The Bear born and raised! The artists that help get Kendra through the day are Greta Van Fleet, Staind, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Kendra Lynn from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dan Agee from Kendallville

Dan has four children that he loves dearly! His favorite thing about The Bear is the radio personalities and Bear Metal! The artists that help Dan get through the day are Bad Omens, Avatar, Beartooth, Falling in Reverse, and I Prevail. Congratulations to Dan Agee from Kendallville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stacy McCowan from Redkey

Stacy became a Grandma on July 8th!! She loves kayaking, spending time with family and friends, and camping. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of songs you play. The artists that help Stacy get through the day are Tool, Rob Zombie, and Jelly Roll. Congratulations to Stacy McCowan from Redkey, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shirley Towry from Hartford City

Shirley is a grandma of three and loves music and fishing. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Music. The artists that help Shirley get through the day are anything by Disturbed or Godsmack! Congratulations to Shirley Towry from Hartford City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alex Kohl from Fort Wayne

Alex is a single dad. He works in construction and likes to work out in his free time. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck show and kick ass music! The artists that help Alex get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, I Prevail, Three Days Grace, Trapt, and Seether. Congratulations to Alex Kohl from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chelsea McCormick from Marion

Tink is a working mother and wife that loves music and does diamond paintings in my spare time. She loves fishing and camping. Tink is a waitress and has a cleaning business! "BTW: My husband is alive because your station grounds me!!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is the amazing people who make me laugh daily... yes the radio personalities! The artists that help Chelsea get through the day are Shinedown, Disturbed, Slipknot, Dope, and Motionless in White. Congratulations to Chelsea McCormick from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brad Harvey from Fort Wayne

"Fat Loki" is an Army veteran., enjoys Marvel movies, and loves seeing his kids happy! His favorite thing about The Bear is Drew Cage. The artists that help Fat Loki get through the day are Metallica, Korn, and any Zombie! Congratulations to Brad Harvey from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jennifer Metz from Andrews

Jennifer is a momma of FOUR! (Ages 4-20). She's an avid reader and still hopes to be a librarian someday. Jennifer is addicted to Halloween and anything spooky! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, all the fun concerts, and giveaways! The artists that help Jennifer get through the day are Metallica, Theory of a Deadman, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, Seether, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Jennifer Metz from Andrews, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tayler Thomas from Fort Wayne

Tayler is married to a man who is 13 years older than her. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of songs and the hosts understanding of their listeners. "I love the entertainment. 98.9 The Bear has gotten me through some of lifes ups and downs!" The artists that help Tayler get through the day are Korn, Godsmack, Filter, and Deftones. Congratulations to Tayler Thomas from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Logan Denton from Albion

Logan has worked in nursing homes now for three years and healthcare is a passion. He absolutely love driving and listening to 98.9 The Bear! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music, its always amazing. Perfectly chosen songs. The artists that help Logan get through the day are Metallica, Nickelback, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Logan Denton from Albion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Katelyn Hamm from Coldwater, MI

Katelyn shows horses, rabbits, ducks, and chickens for 4H. He has one sister who is in the Navy. Her mom is a amazing person oh and also my dad almost forgot that! Her favorite thing is to go traveling. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the songs and the funny things you guys say! The artists that help Katelyn get through the day are Beastie Boys, Five Finger Death Punch, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Katelyn Hamm from Coldwater, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nate Sedlack from Warsaw

Nate has four kids and an amazing wife. He works his ass off and reaps the benefits. Nate loves camping and outdoors when it isn't 100° and feeling like the rainforest. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and Heather Rooney. Oh and all the tickets! The artists that help Nate get through the day are Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Metallica, Pantera, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Nate Sedlack from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shalina Beals from Edon, OH

Shalina loves her job as an Engineer at Sauder Manufacturing. She spends a lot of time listening to music and remodeling her home. Her motorcycle and softball are her therapy. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that the station is a laid back with zero judgement or discrimination. You play everything and always have positive vibes! It's a killer station!! The artists that help Shalina get through the day are Shinedown, I Prevail, Jelly Roll, Five Finger Death Punch, System of a Down, and Papa Roach. Congratulations to Shalina Beals from Edon, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Aaron Anderson from Ossian

Aaron is a family man, father of four (two sons and two daughters) and his lovely wife Amy. He loves to tinker and build things. His three year old son calls him The Fix Em Up Chappy. Aaron even did a school project as a Bear Radio DJ back in the day! His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck are awesome. Heather Rooney you rock girl! Can't forget, Lou Brutus and Drew Cage. The artists that Aaron help get through the day are Metallica, The Hu, Smashing Pumpkins, Theory of a Deadman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Static X. Congratulations to Aaron Anderson from Ossian, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kim Rowe from Fort Wayne

Kim says she is one funny gal! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the great music that's been played for years! The artist that help Kim get through the day is Shinedown. Congratulations to Kim Rowe from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrea Bolles from Knox

Andrea has been to so many concerts that she's forgotten some. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection and requests. The artists that help Andrea get through the day are Creed, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Beck, Alter Bridge, Ozzy, Papa Roach, Metallica, Sevendust, Korn, STP, Shinedown, Seether, Tesla, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Andrea Bolles from Knox, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kaleigh Garrison from Delphos

Kaleigh is a mother of four. She is going back to school to better her life and music is her hobby. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Kaleigh get through the day are Three Days Grace, Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White, and Pantera. Congratulations to Kaleigh Garrison from Delphos, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Christopher Gressley from Warsaw

Chris lives in Warsaw with his awesome children. He loves fishing and riding his bike. His favorite thing about The Bear is the vast selection of rock songs. The artists that help Chris get through the day are Soundgarden, Set It Off, Disturbed, I Prevail, Pop Evil, Sleep Theory, Three Days Grace, and Corey Taylor. Congratulations to Christopher Gressley from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Michael Davis from Decatur

Michael shares that he has an awesome family. He loves fishing and hates work but it pays the bills! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning. The artists that help Michael get through the day is any and all rock and roll! Congratulations to Michael Davis from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Carrie Cozad from Ossian

Carrie has three kids, is an Indiana Master Nuturalist, and thanks the universe for karma every day. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the musics The artists that help Carrie get through the day are Rob Zombie, Hoobastank, Evanescence, Staind, Dead Deads, Live, 3 Days Grace, Seether, Korn, and Filter. Congratulations to Carrie Cozad from Ossian, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Glenn Overman from Logansport

Glenn has four children. six grandchildren with two more on the way. Glenn loves going to concerts. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything! The artists that help get through the day are Falling In Reverse, ACDC, Ozzy, Slipknot, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Glenn Overman from Logansport, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Rich Kaup from Portland

Rich has been married for three years. He's an automotive technician that needs heavier music to deal with customers sometimes. Rich likes rocking out to The Bear while playing board games with friends! His favorite thing about The Bear is Bear Metal on Saturday nights!! The artists that help Rich get through the day are Korn, Soundgarden, Avatar, Local H, Chevelle, Nirvana, and Bad Omens. Congratulations to Rich Kaup from Portland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Megan Hicks from Perrysburg

Megan has two cute boys (she share a birthday with her oldest son) and she's a Hufflepuff Her favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music! The artists that help Megan get through the day are AC/DC, Kansas, Trapt, and Metallica. Congratulations to Megan Hicks from Perrysburg, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Big Dog from Ney, OH

Bid Dog is a trucker who likes to go to concerts and loves the USA! His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of Rock! The artists that help Bid Dog get through the day are Seether, Alice In Chains, Alice Cooper, Disturbed, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Big Dog from Ney, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandon Gross from Fort Wayne

Brandon loves going to concerts, loves to fish, and he has a baby girl due in December. His favorite thing about The Bear is listening to Jason Lee and Kluck and Heather. "I love the new and old rock they play all day and the shows they put on." The artists that help Brandon get through the day are Shinedown, Parkway Drive, Bullet For My Valentine, Motionless In White, and A Day To Remember. Congratulations to Brandon Gross from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kris Chandler from Albion

Kris loves music, fishing, and her children. Her favorite thing about The Bear is everything! The artists that help Kris get through the day are In This Moment, Three Days Grace, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Kris Chandler from Albion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bob “Pizza Bob” Seibert from Bryan, OH

Pizza Bob owns Pizza Bobs in Stryker. He also works at Chase Brass. Bob has three 3 kids and an ol lady and he enjoys a lil weekend drinkin. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the djs are pretty good too The artists that help Pizza Bob get through the day are FFDP, Metalica, old Korn, and Led Zeppelin. Congratulations to Bob Seibert from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Scott Webster from Fort Wayne

Scott enjoys spending time with his three grown boys and the grandbabies. He also enjoys cookouts and camping. His favorite thing about The Bear is all the DJ's; especially Lou Brutus and Hard Drive XL The artists that help Scott get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, and Staind. Congratulations to Scott Webster from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeff Lands from Groverhill, OH

Jeff is a musician, he builds ambulances, and spends his free time getting s*** done around the house which is never done. His favorite thing about The Bear is the old school music. The artists that help Jeff get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, old school Metallica, Megadeth, Sulptera, Pantera, and Gojira. Congratulations to Jeff Lands from Groverhill, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

April Perry from Fort Wayne

April works hard and plays hard. She loves to go to concerts and feel the music. Relaxing time is spent at the lake with a Captain Morgan cocktail, evening boat rides and bonfires. The music is always cranked up at April's house! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. Old school to the newest release you guys cover it. The artists that help April get through the day are Black Stone Cherry, 5FDP, Godmack, Shinedown, Halestorm, and Volbeat. Congratulations to April Perry from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Traci Jo from Kendalville

Traci is a very family oriented person who loves music! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the people, the music, and the fact I’ve been a listener since day one!! The artists that help Traci get through the day are Crossfade, Fuel, Ozzy, Seether, Black Label Society, Papa Roach, and Stone Sour. Congratulations to Traci Jo from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandon Terlap from Lagrange

Brandon loves to fish and camp and definitely enjoys some Natty Ice! Brandon also deals with health issues like neuropathy and skin cancer. His favorite thing about The Bear is the contests. Jason Lee and Kluck get me going in the morning, then Heather and Drew slam down the rock and have good shows. The artists that help Brandon get through the day are Metallica, Falling in Reverse, Avenged Sevenfold, 5FDP, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Congratulations to Brandon Terlap from Lagrange, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Christopher Wilson from Decatur

Chris the hoodie ninja is a small twitch streamer hoodie_ninja420. He's married with one kid and another on the way. He creates hand drawn and digital art. His favorite thing about The Bear is the genuine people that work on the air, always a great experience to listen over the years The artists that help Chris get through the day are Tool, The Offspring, ACDC, Black Sabbath, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Christopher Wilson from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shannon Mechling from Bluffton

Shannon is a mother of two crazy boys; Dante, and Xavier. She's married to an amazing man. She works at 20/20 in Bluffton. On her days off she likes to take the boys swimming! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music The artists that help get through the day are Falling In Reverse, Motionless in White, In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Shannon Mechling from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandy Williams from Fort Wayne

Brandy likes to spend time with her family. She had a brain aneurysm three years ago and came out better than most. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, it helps her get through the day. The artist that help Brandy get through the day is Shinedown. Congratulations to Brandy Williams from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Machele Howard from Liberty Mills

Machele is married with two kids and six grandchildren. She makes Oboes and Bassoons at Fox Products in South Whitley. She loves anything paranormal! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music The artists that help Machele get through the day are Otherwise, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Nickelback, Skillet, In this Moment, Metallica, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Machele Howard from Liberty Mills, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ashley Yohe from Huntington

Ashley drives truck for University and loves cooking and taking care of her family. She has two German shepherds and they are her world! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the comedy in the morning. The artist that help get Ashley through the day is Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Ashley Yohe from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sean Baer from Fort Wayne

Sean loves his girlfriend, has one daughter that means the world to him, and he loves riding his Harley. His favorite thing about The Bear is definitely the DJ's. The artists that help Sean get through the day are Slipknot, Alice in Chains, Jelly Roll, ACDC, and Korn. Congratulations to Sean Baer from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ellie Denton from Albion

Ellie is a 36 year old widowed mom of three teens and a grand baby on the way. She's a huge advocate for mental health as her husband died by suicide and has a passion for helping others. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the kick ass personalities! The artists that help Ellie get through the day are Metallica, Pantera, and Candlebox. Congratulations to Ellie Denton from Albion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Misty Karn from Fort Wayne

Misty loves concerts, her family and her dog Ella! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and Jason Lee & Kluck of course! The artists that help Misty get through the day are Halestorm, Pearl Jam, In This Moment, Disturbed, and Pop Evil. Congratulations to Misty Karn from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Travis “Red” Huss Jr from Fort Wayne

Red works loss prevention for Lassus, loves gaming, and spending time with family. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything. Favorite is the JLNK show, Heather and Drew kill it! The artists that help Red get through the day are Motionless in White, Slipknot, A Day to Remember, I Prevail, and We Came as Romans. Congratulations to Travis Huss Jr from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Riley Froelich from Ney, OH

Riley is going to college to be a nurse. She loves the band KISS and likes playing bass. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that they play the best songs and the commercials aren’t bad. The artists that help Riley get through the day are Godsmack, Disturbed, Green Day, KISS, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Riley Froelich from Ney, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kenny Schmidt from Walton

Kenny is guitar player, loves to go fishin,g and four wheeling! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the great contests! The artists that help Kenny get through the day are Jelly Roll, Nickelback, Five Finger Death Punch, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Kenny Schmidt from Walton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jesse Klausing from Berne

Jesse is a diehard Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Bengals, and Ohio State fanatic. He loves spending time with family and friends. His favorite thing about The Bear is: the personalities of the Dj’s that have always worked for the bear; always entertaining The artists that help Jesse get through the day are Slipknot, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, and Boston. Congratulations to Jesse Klausing from Berne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joey Pratt from Montpelier

Joey works on semi tires. Him and his fiancée disc golf everyday all while listening to The Bear. Early congrats to the pair as they are getting married next May. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Joey get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana, and Three Doors Down. Congratulations to Joey Pratt from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brent Mcfarland from Fort Wayne

Brent has been married to the most amazing woman for 26 years. He loves his job. (Rocking to the Bear puts me in a zone to repo cars) Can't forget, he loves to party! His favorite thing about The Bear is the kick ass music, and on air DJ's The artists that help Brent get through the day are Seether, ACDC, Ozzy, and Drowning Pool. Congratulations to Brent Mcfarland from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brittney Fox from Fort Wayne

Brittney is named after the 80's rock band Britny Fox. She is a mother of three beautiful daughters. She loves being outside in the summer and being at the race track on Saturdays with family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning, as well as Heather Rooney, Drew Cage and Lou Brutus. Plus the variety of new and old school rock. The artists that help Brittney get through the day are Motley Crue, Ozzy, Sammy Hagar, ACDC, Def Leppard, Kid Rock, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Brittney Fox from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Crystal Graves from Peru

Ninja Crystal hustles every day to take care of her family of three kids and friends. She loves the sky, flowers and the outdoors. Crystal has to gone to so many shows she can't remember all the bands she's seen. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the new rock and older and the best from the 90s too. The artists that help Crystal get through the day are Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Candlebox, Foo Fighters, and Alice in Chains. Congratulations to Crystal Graves from Peru, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tracy Krieg from Bluffton

Tracy just got a new puppy and loves the outdoors. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the people who work there. The artists that help Tracy get through the day are all of them; Metallica. Congratulations to Tracy Krieg from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kay Brown from Mentone

Kay is a mom. She's an order entry clerk at work, Loves to take trips with the family and spend time with them and she shares that she loves to be outside when it’s not too flippin’ hot, Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection. The artists that help Kay get through the day include any upbeat rock music 🎵 Congratulations to Kay Brown from Mentone, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Terry Briggs from Fort Wayne

Terry loves to Bbq for his family, fish and jam to music. His favorite thing about The Bear is there is always something playing he can jam with. The artists that help Terry get through the day are AC/DC, Jelly Roll, and Metallica. Congratulations to Terry Briggs from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Megan Schaefer from Scott, OH

Megan has a daughter, a dog, and a Harley 🙂 Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection is always great. The artists that help Megan get through the day are Rammstein, Three Days Grace, Pop Evil, Five Finger Death Punch, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Megan Schaefer from Scott, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Richard Coats from Fort Wayne

Rocking Rick likes cooking (especially on the grill), live music, car race, and mudd boggs. Rick also served in the Army from 1979 to 1983. His favorite thing about The Bear is the new music, concert information, and how they help veterans. The artists that help Rocking Rick get through the day are Metallica, AC/DC, Bob Seger, Disturbed, and Buckcherry. Congratulations to Richard Coats from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Erin Henderson from Defiance

Erin loves going to concerts and spending time with her 13 year old who also likes The Bear. Her favorite thing about The Bear is all the great concerts. Love the on air personalities and Bear Metal! The artists that help Erin get through the day are Killswitch Engage, Static-X, Light the Torch, As I Lay Dying, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, and Tool. Congratulations to Erin Henderson from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Debbie Fisher from Fort Wayne

Debbie has four kids, nine grandkids and enjoys keeping busy. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Debbie get through the day are ACDC, Aerosmith, and Led Zeppelin. Congratulations to Debbie Fisher from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sam Seinkner from Defiance

Sam loves his daughter, watching sports, and hanging out with friends. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of bands that are played, and the contests. The artists that help Sam get through the day are Linkin Park, Bad Omens, I Prevail, Led Zeppelin, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, and A Day to Remember. Congratulations to Sam Seinkner from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Harley Shock from Evansport

Harley likes disc golf, her Yorkie is her best friend and she teaches substance use classes at a local juvenile detention center! 🖤 Her favorite thing about The Bear is they don't discriminate, they play everything that's new and rock! The artists that help Harley get through the day are A Day to Remember, I Prevail, Ice Nine Kills, Metallica, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Harley Shock from Evansport, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Anna Luttmer from Wapakaneta

Anna enjoys motorcycles, shooting, concerts, and kickboxing. Plus she also enjoys being a nurse. Her favorite thing about The Bear is getting laughs in while driving alone. The artists that help Anna get through the day are From Ashes To New, Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, Badflower, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, I Prevail, Shinedown, and Bad Omens. Congratulations to Anna Luttmer from Wapakaneta, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jason Renfrow from Angola

Jason enjoys riding my bike, chilling out at home, and jamming to some tunes. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck, Drew Cage in the afternoon. The artists that help Jason get through the day are Pantera, FFDP, Gobsmack, Volbeat, and Hell Yeah. Congratulations to Jason Renfrow from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

William Vibbert from Van Wert

William has three boys, a dog, an ol'lady that he loves. He's a loader Operator. William likes to hunt and fish, really any outdoor activity when he can find the time. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and the rest of the gang. The artists that help William get through the day are Kid Rock, Avenged Sevenfold, and whatever is played on 98. 9 The Bear!! Congratulations to William Vibbert from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ted Dudzik from North Vernon

Ted is a single rocker that enjoys tinkering in his shop, riding his mountain bike, and playing darts and bags with friends on the weekends. He looks after his elderly mother and grandson who both live with him. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "Ya'll are the best music playing radio station in the state of Indiana and Drew cracks me the f up!" The artists that help Ted get through the day are Godsmack, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Black Sabbath, Motionless in White, Sevendust, Five Finger Death Punch, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Ted Dudzik from North Vernon, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amy Mengerink from Convoy, OH

Amy is a custom jewelry designer at Slusher’s Jewelry in Van Wert. She has three boys, one granddaughter, two grandsons, and one on the way! Amy likes to fish and spend time with family! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, everyone’s having fun and telling it like it is! The artists that help Amy get through the day are Shinedown, AC⚡DC, Aerosmith, Badflower, Van Halen, and Greta Van Fleet. Congratulations to Amy Mengerink from Convoy, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Leonard Rey from Defiance

Leonard is a US Navy Gulf War Vet, proud father of two young men and a beautiful granddaughter. He also loves movies, music, and karaoke. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck, they are hilarious. The artists that help Leonard get through the day are Metallica, AC/DC, Pantera, Rob Zombie, Greta Van Fleet, and Black Sabbath. Congratulations to Leonard Rey from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chad “Jungle” Dunham from Craigville, IN

"Jungle" is an engineer, went to Purdue and fished for Purdue and professionally on the FLW Tour. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great music and you don’t have to listen to crap The artists that help Jungle get through the day are Metallica, AC/DC, Volbeat, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Chad “Jungle” Dunham from Craigville, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tyler Hartsock from Saint Marys, OH

Tyler has a six year old daughter who is his everything. He am a supervisor at CA Lawton in Minster, Ohio. Tyler also has the most amazing girlfriend that supports him in everything he does and is a rocker herself. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show, they are the best around. I personally love having Drew Cage back in action too. The artists that help Tyler get through the day are Godsmack, Shinedown, Motley Crue, 5FDP, Creed, Poison, Staind, AC/DC, and Alice in Chains. Congratulations to Tyler Hartsock from Saint Marys, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Colin Miller from Stryker, OH

Colin lives with his pup Kibo (Kee-bow) and they enjoy playing fetch in the yard. He also enjoys woodworking and working out while listening to rock and roll. Colin works for Miller and Sons Trucking. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and the blend of classic and new rock during the day! The artists that help get through the day are Papa Roach, Shinedown, Godsmack, Bad Omens, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Colin Miller from Stryker, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Phillip Lee from Auburn

Goofy Phil likes to listen to live music, loves joking around with his co workers. Special shout-out to his Mom, Dad, and Brother Tom. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Goofy Phil get through the day are FFDP, Shinedown, and Saliva. Congratulations to Phillip Lee from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shawn Trumbo from Soddy Daisy, TN

Shawn says he's been listening to The Bear since we started on the air in 1989. He moved to Tennessee in 2017 to help care for his Mother and Grandmother. Shawn loves that he can listen to the station now through the app. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Shawn get through the day are any songs that you play on the radio help at this point in time! Congratulations to Shawn Trumbo from Soddy Daisy, TN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bret Comer from Fort Wayne

Bret is retired from theAir Force (25 years) and shares that his son is a Marine. Bret loves hot rods and his family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great music and DJ’s; especially Jason Lee and Kluck. Warren gets a bad rap. The artists that help Bret get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Nickleback (don’t hate), Disturbed, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Bret Comer from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amber Hibschman from Columbia City

Amber loves to listen to The Bear, fish and kayak. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather and her dope ass The artists that help Amber get through the day are Tool, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, Rob Zombie, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Amber Hibschman from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bryant Walter from Kendalville

Bryant enjoys working, being around family and friends, and being in the outdoors. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck get my morning started every day and the station plays such great music and talk about what’s going on throughout the world all day. The artists that help Bryant get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin, Rob Zombie, and Metallica. Congratulations to Bryant Walter from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Adam Satterfield from Fort Wayne

Adam has four amazing kids and a beautiful wife, an awesome job, and loves drinking beer and cooking out. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Adam get through the day are Staind, Metallica, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Adam Satterfield from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dan Wongroski from Wauseon, OH

Dan share that is girlfriend has an almost 16 year old and an 11 year old. He loves the music on The Bear while he's working, camping, or golfing. His favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music and DJs; also that's where I find out where the concerts are going to be. The artists that help Dan get through the day are Korn, Queen, Hell Yeah, My Darkest Days, Foo Fighters, Creed, and Kid Rock. Congratulations to Dan Wongroski from Wauseon, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Daniel Miltenberger from Mishawaka

Daniel is a proud single parent of a 16 year old girl and 15 year old boy, they are his life. He's been a truck driver for 23 years now. Love concerts, motorsports events, takinghis kids to different events, and motorcycle riding. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music playlist, Jason Lee and Kluck, Heather Rooney, Drew Cage, and Harddrive XL. The artists that help Daniel get through the day are Badflower, Highly Suspect, Falling In Reverse, Three Doors Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Flyleaf, and Audioslave. Congratulations to Daniel Miltenberger from Mishawaka, Today’s Listener of the Day!

April Charisse Gorsline from Fillmore

April is a mother to two teenagers. She loves going out with friends to try new restaurants. Loves summertime, backyard parties, driving with the sunroof open and blasting her favorite music. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the range of music played. The artists that help April get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Fiver Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Shinedown, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Pearl Jam. Congratulations to April Gorsline from Fillmore, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kelby Bryant from Huntington

Kelby is a former grunge kid turned family man, loving his career as a commercial driver for Universal Logistics. His favorite thing about The Bear is those two awesome clowns in the morning. They kept mentioning Costco over and over now I'm addicted. Thanks JLNK. Oh and Drew welcome back. The artists that help Kelby get through the day are Pantera, Chevelle, Motorhead, Trivium, and Mushroomhead. Congratulations to Kelby Bryant from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Breanna Comer from Huntington

Bre enjoys hanging with friends, video gaming, enjoying the nice summer, and listening to music. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Drew, Lou, and Heather The artists that help Bre get through the day are Slipknot, Korn, Jelly Roll, Avenged Sevenfold, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Breanna Comer from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Liz Bleeke from Decatur

Liz likes to sing, dance and party in Fremont Indiana! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Liz get through the day are Metallica, 5 Finger Death Punch, Creed, and 3 Doors Down. Congratulations to Liz Bleeke from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dianne Chicoine from Rome City

Dianne is a single mom to a 10-year-old daughter and 12-year-old son. "Without my kids I don't know what I'd be doing they keep me strong and wanting to do things I never thought I'd be doing in life!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of rock music. The artists that help Dianne get through the day are Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, and Staind. Congratulations to Dianne Chicoine from Rome City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tim Durkin from Kenton, OH

Tim shares that his family is a football family. Love some beers around the fire, enjoy hanging with family! His favorite thing about The Bear is the combination of new and older rock . The artists that help Tim get through the day are Godsmack, FFDP, AC/DC, Dorothy, Shinedown, and really anything that rocks. Congratulations to Tim Durkin from Kenton, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Stormy Miller from Muncie

Stormy is a momma to three grown men, a grandmimi too! One gorgeous baby girl and one on the way very soon😄. She loves tattoos, is hair stylist, and does housekeeping with a side of floors. Stormy loves music. "It keeps me sane. I thank you for helping that quest. It makes me happy just turning you guys on!!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection. The artists that help Stormy get through the day are Tom Morello, Chevelle, Green Day, Black Sabbath, and Pantera. Congratulations to Stormy Miller from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Melissa Waymire from Winchester

Melissa has three kids, six grandkids with two on the way. Her and her Grandson Mason love to jam to 98.9 The Bear all day! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music The artists that help get through the day are Shinedown, Motley Crue, Metallica, Buckcherry, Black Stone Cherry, The Hu, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Melissa Waymire from Winchester, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ryan Boswell from Montpelier

Ryan loves to spend time with his new grandbaby, if not with him he's in the shop working with wood, and he loves to fish! His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of classic rock, with todays. Ryan listens to the station 12 hours a day!! The artists that help Ryan get through the day are Shinedown, GnR, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Ryan Boswell from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Blake Philpot from Saint Mary’s

Blake shares that he is 18 and a local firefighter in training for Saint Mary’s township fire department while holding down a full time machinist job while also going to a trade school for his career path! He has a beautiful girlfriend Katie and they have a beautiful fur baby together named Bella an American bully!! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Blake get through the day are Hardy, Godsmack, Crossfade, P.O.D., and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Blake Philpot from Saint Mary’s, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Charity Rumpf from Lima

Charity is an Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, a Union Laborer, avid gardener and mother of two teenagers. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the contests! The artists that help Charity get through the day are Billie Squire, Foghat, Nazareth, Evanescence, Pantera, STAIND, Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Congratulations to Charity Rumpf from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amber Anderson from North Vernon

“Kitten” loves playing the guitar. Her husband and boys are her life. She loves going to concerts, meeting new bands and just simply jamming the f-out! Her favorite thing about The Bear is that we don't play s****y music! The artists that help Kitten get through the day are Green Day, Metallica, Ozzy, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Amber Anderson from North Vernon, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tiffany Berryman from Montpeiler

Tiffany is 32 years old mom of Three. One boy two girls! She listens to the bear everywhere. "You guys know how to keep the work day momentum going. Thanks for making my days go by with amazing tunes in my ears 💓" Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather and The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Tiffany get through the day are I Prevail, Korn, Greta Van Fleet, Three Days Grace, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Tiffany Berryman from Montpeiler, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Adam Heintzman from Fort Wayne

Adam has an amazing and supportive wife, two crazy kids under three but they are managing! Adam enjoys spending time going to concerts with his wife and playing ps5 and wearing comfys in his free time, much like my photo shows. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney, love her! Jason Lee and Kluck come in 2nd, bt dubs, I’m Golf R guy. And Drew is a great new / old addition to the station! Love the community support and all the free shows you allow us to go to! The artists that help Adam get through the day are: All of it Congratulations to Adam Heintzman from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Max Parr from Alexandria

Max says he has a hot wife (Michala), and two daughters. They have a plot of land and love being outdoors working the land, driving tractors and especially riding and racing their quads. Max raced pro on the ice this past winter. Max drives truck for R and L Carriers. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney’s time on the air. The artists that help Max get through the day are any Staind songs Congratulations to Max Parr from Alexandria, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Roman Beard from Avilla

“Ramen Beard” is a full time 40 hour a week worker and goes to college for night classes. He's been dating the love of his life for three years, and he's the second oldest of five kids! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help “Ramen Beard” get through the day are Metallica, Metallica, Metallica, Metallica, and.......Green Day! Congratulations to Roman Beard from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sky Jacobs from Albion

Sky is a Mom of two young boys. Her house is full of 2's: 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 ferrets. Her job consists of finding homes for reputable breeders' puppies for Fawn River Puppy Services. Her and the kids enjoy blasting 98.9 throughout the day and rocking away! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck's "WADDUP BUDDYYY!" Every morning. It definitely sets me in the path of a good morning. The artists that help Sky get through the day are Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Linkin Park, and KISS. Congratulations to Sky Jacobs from Albion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kaleb Maxwell from Fort Wayne

Kaleb is a father of two boys, an Amazon delivery driver, and loves to travel! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help Kaleb get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Pop Evil, Theory of a Deadman, and Three days Grace. Congratulations to Kaleb Maxwell from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Barry Young from Bluffton

Barry says he likes driving truck, building things, and playing with his grandbabies. He loves his wife, all his children, and six grandbabies with two on the way. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather and Drew and maybe those two nuckleheads in the morning. The artists that help Barry get through the day are Metallica, Greta Van Fleet, Aerosmith, Van Halen, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Barry Young from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Christian Hagar from Fort Wayne

Christian has a four-year-old son, loves to go fishing after work with his son, and loves listening to music... especially 98.9 The Bear! His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney & Drew Cage; they always play the best music throughout the day! The artists that help Christian get through the day are Stone Temple Pilots, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Pantera, Breaking Benjamin, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Staind, Alice In Chains, and Living Colour. Congratulations to Christian Hagar from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Coy McConnell from Fort Jennings, OH

Coy says he has three kids and an amazing fiancé . He's been a cook for three years and loves being outside grilling and drinking beer! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show and the variety of bands you guys play. The artists that help Coy get through the day are Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avenged Sevenfold, and Sublime. Congratulations to Coy McConnell from Fort Jennings, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kyle Bye from Celina

Kyle says there’s nothing better than watching his three girls grow daily, loving his beautiful wife and watching Michigan football in the fall! His favorite thing about The Bear is Everything! The Bear is my morning, afternoon, and evening music/podcast therapy. There’s no other station that keeps their fans as engaged as much as you guys do. The artists that help Kyle get through the day are I Prevail, Falling in Reverse, Bring Me The Horizon, and Papa Roach. Congratulations to Kyle Bye from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Audra Miller from Decatur

Audra says she has a wonderful husband named Wesley and three wonderful sons and a beautiful stepdaughter. She is very passionate about feeding and giving life to stray and abandoned cats (they call her the crazy cat woman and she's ok with that) Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and of course the The Jason Lee & Kluck Show and Heather Rooney. I love all the people, you keep me entertained!! The artists that help Audra get through the day are The Devil Wears Prada, I Prevail, Shinedown, Through Fire, Falling in Reverse, Pop Evil, and Fire From The Gods. Congratulations to Audra Miller from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Travis Anaple from Battle Creek, MI

Truck Driver Travis likes to go to concerts, hockey games (go Kalamazoo Wings!), hit the gym after work, travel, spend time with his dogs and has a kickass girlfriend. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck show, especially being able to text in to the show. The artists that help Truck Driver Travis get through the day are Bad Omens, A Day to Remember, Hollywood Undead, Falling in Reverse, I Prevail, Memphis May Fire, Motionless in White, Wage War, Beartooth, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Travis Anaple from Battle Creek, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

James Krick from Van Wert

James is single and loves to fish. He enjoys hanging out with friends and family. He has two daughters and four grandchildren. James really enjoy cooking but not the cleaning afterwards. His favorite thing about The Bear is all of the DJ'S are great and the MUSIC ROCKS! The artists that help James get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica, Disturbed, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Breaking Benjamin, and Dream Theater. Congratulations to James Krick from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Angel Tomas from Hicksville

Angel just got an amazing opportunity to make her delicious treats at Hershburgers Fine Foods! She's a proud mother of five (" all of which are my broke best friends!") She's engaged to her biggest supporter. She loves to hike with her family when she gets a break from the kitchen. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather. "I freaking love all of you but Heather is my girl she’s always on point with her playlist of the day that gets me through" The artists that help get Angel through the day are Falling in Reverse, Ghost, Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Metallica, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Ozzy, and Nirvana. Congratulations to Angel Tomas from Hicksville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Staci Cole from Elida, OH

Staci works at a preschool and has been there for almost 25 years. She sometimes run stage lighting as a hobby, and loves to go to as many concerts as she can! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the awesome radio personalities who tell it like it is! The artists that help Staci get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Jelly Roll, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Staci Cole from Elida, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nick Barnhouse from Muncie

Nick enjoys rolling stoned, playing video games, and catching any form of live music for therapy. His favorite thing about The Bear is that they play real rock and metal and even expose some locals. The artists that help Nick get through the day are Pantera. Local Guys Hell came Home. Godsmack. Gojira. and Palaye Royal. Congratulations to Nick Barnhouse from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Crystal Lucius from Van Wert

Crystal is married, two boys, three dogs, and a cat, and enjoys gaming on the XBox. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome contests and the radio personalities. The artists that help Crystal get through the day are Motionless In White, Avenged Sevenfold, Ice Nine Kills, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Crystal Lucius from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Hollie Mosteller from Delphos, OH

Hollie is a momma of three plus two bonus babes. She has the best job ever working in a nursing home doing activities and all the fun things! She loves drawing and painting in her free time Her favorite thing about The Bear is the humor and The Jason Lee and Kluck show. The artists that help Hollie get through the day are I Prevail, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Badflower, Falling in Reverse, Shinedown, and Motionless in White. Congratulations to Hollie Mosteller from Delphos, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

April Cirillo from Fort Wayne

Mrs. C says she's married to the most amazing man. She's the cool tattooed granny and Mimi around! Family is the most important thing to her. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that it plays her favorite genre. The artists that help Mrs. C get through the day are Kid Rock, Disturbed, Motley Crue, Poison, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to April Cirillo from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cathy Stinefield from Fort Wayne

Cathy is a Respiratory therapist, photography, and tarot reader. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Bear shows. Christmas Party with 5FDP. Meeting Alice Cooper...... The artists that help Cathy get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Sevendust, Ozzy, Slipknot, Drowning Pool, FFDP, Pop Evil, Disturbed, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Cathy Stinefield from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kristin Sampley from Winchester

Kristin loves to travel with her husband and son. They love National Parks and have been to 36 of them so far, along with over 100 National Park sites. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning. Heather and Drew Cage in the afternoons. I love it all and of course the rockin’ music all day long! The artists that help Kristin get through the day are Shinedown, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, I Prevail, Linkin Park, and Seether. Congratulations to Kristin Sampley from Winchester, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Michelle Morrisey from Lima

Michelle and her hubby will be celebrating 35 years of putting up with each other. She cleans expensive homes everyday and loves it. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the non-stop rock all day everyday. "Heather is the best DJ. Sorry boys" The artists that help Michelle get through the day are Foo Fighters, Disturbed, Halestorm, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Michelle Morrisey from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Melissa Richmond from Paulding

Melissa likes to shoot a lot of pool and she's in the kitchen baking every weekend! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music played. The artists that help Melissa get through the day are Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Melissa Richmond from Paulding, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lisa McFadder from Fort Wayne

Lisa enjoys going to concerts all year around! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Lisa get through the day are Metallica, Aerosmith, AC/DC, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Lisa McFadder from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chris Wolfe from Rome City

Chris loves music. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the DJs. The artists that help Chris get through the day are Shinedown, Greta Van Fleet, Volbeat, Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith, and Theory of a Deadman. Congratulations to Chris Wolfe from Rome City, Today’s Listener of the Day

Robyn Funk from Sturgis, MI

Robyn has three handsome grown boys. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the rockin music. The artists that Robyn help get through the day are Godsmack, Greta Van Fleet, Three days Grace, Pantera, Volbeat, Velvet Revolver, Fiver Finger Death Punch, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Robyn Funk from Sturgis, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cory “Vegas” Gallant from Fort Wayne

Cory has the nickname Vegas because he's from Las Vegas. H's also a cook and happily married to a beautiful, strong woman! His favorite thing about The Bear is: Jason Lee and Kluck and the other djs are pretty funny. The artists that help Vegas get through the day are Volbeat, Godsmack, Slipknot, and Mudvayne. Congratulations to Cory Gallant from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Amy Wright from Gas City

Amy is a Grandmother of six, the Store manager of Outlaws Gas Station. Her bobbies are going to concerts with her sister and spending time with her evil cat, Cybil. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music that helps her through her day! The artists that help Amy get through the day are Eva Under Fire, FFDP, Disturbed, Bad Omens, and Dorothy. Congratulations to Amy Wright from Gas City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ed Howaniec from Bluffton

Ed's been married little over a year and has three dogs. He works as a machinist and also works with the Fort Wayne Spacemen junior hockey team doing whatever is needed. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck, Heather Rooney, Lou Brutus, Drew Cage, the concerts they bring to town. The artists that help Ed get through the day are Shinedown, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, really anything the Bear plays. Congratulations to Ed Howaniec from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Clara Boardman from Berrien Springs, MI

Clara enjoys taking her grandkids to concerts, beta reading for authors like Angela White, and horseback riding when she can. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Clara get through the day are Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Motley Crue, and Van Halen. Congratulations to Clara Boardman from Berrien Springs, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tracey Saylor from Lafayette

Tracey says he's a hard worker, loves going to concerts and has four beautiful granddaughters and one handsome grandson. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great music. The artists that help Tracey get through the day are any and ALL Pantera! Congratulations to Tracey Saylor from Lafayette, Today’s Listener of the Day!!

Matthew Rodriguez from Elida

Matthew is a father of five: Alexis, Zachary, Austin, Gabby, and Jameson. He works all the time and listens to The Bear trying to be caller 13! His favorite thing about The Bear is getting to hear new music and the djs knowing and loving the same kind of music as he does. The artists that help Matthew get through the day are Korn, Rob Zombie, Falling in Reverse, Slipknot, and Pantera. Congratulations to Matthew Rodriguez from Elida, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeff Gunnoe from Huntington

Jeff works at Perfection wheel in repair and hopefully soon he'll see his brother Mike in Colorado. He's also excited to see Static-X next week! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Jeff get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Alice in Chains, Stone Sour, and Pop Evil. Congratulations to Jeff Gunnoe from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeffrey Teeple from Avilla

Jeffrey is engaged to one hell of a woman who has a seven-year-old "hellian of a daughter" and an eleven-year-old son. He also has his own "angel" of a daughter who is twenty-three. He works 60+ hours a week through the cold months so he can afford to live the life he wants in the summer, on his motorcycles. He loves buying and selling Harleys, it’s like an addiction. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "I like how you can get a brand new song and then right after you get a song from 25 years ago!" The artists that help Jeffrey get through the day are HellYeah, White Zombie, Black Label Society, Dio, AC/DC, My Darkest Days, Soundgarden, Nonpoint, and Jimi Hendrix. Congratulations to Jeffrey Teeple from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ken Ludeman from Napoleon

Ken is married with two grown kids and loves doing small projects around house. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of new and old songs. And the awesome Djs. The artists that help Ken get through the day are Metallica, Motley Crue, FFDP, Ozzy, and Tesla. Congratulations to Ken Ludeman from Napoleon, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrew Hall from Defiance

Andy has two awesome kids age 18 and 15. He volunteers as the commander of the sons from Amvets and likes to play cornhole. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck, Heather, and all the others. The artists that help Andy get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Ice Nine Kills, Disturbed, and Ozzy! Congratulations to Andrew Hall from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Michael Browning from North Vernon

Mike enjoys fishing, shooting, and racing. His favorite thing about The Bear is the selection of music. The artists that help Mike get through the day are Black Label Society, Ozzy, Megadeth, and Jared James Nichols. Congratulations to Michael Browning from North Vernon, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Shelly Mahannah from Fort Wayne

Shel has two adult children who were raised listening to the bear. She is self-employed making Shel's Spells essential oil products. Her hobbies are going to concerts and collecting crystals. Her favorite thing about The Bear is that at any time you tune in, you get the music without too many ads. The artists that help Shel get through the day are Papa Roach, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Shelly Mahannah from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Riley Bryan from Syracuse

Random Riley has four kids who love to rock with dad, and follow his every influential step. He hopes to be a motivational speaker and someday be the frontman for a band. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and the community love the station has for its people. The artists that help Riley get through the day are Korn, Slipknot, Static X, and anything that increases my heart rate. Congratulations to Riley Bryan from Syracuse, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Karla Mosier from Rockford, OH

Karla says her family means everything to her. She loves spending time outdoors, fishing, and hunting. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the new music and still playing the oldie songs The artists that help Karla get through the day are Godsmack, Papa Roach, NICKELBACK, Guns N' Roses, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Karla Mosier from Rockford, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Terri Mosby from Kimmell

Terri is a mother of eight, grandmother of three, and a good doggie mom. She loves to craft, quilt, and play Candy crush, and loves music! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. You hear the new music as well as the good old stuff. The artists that help Terri get through the day are Mudvayne. Hell Yeah. Disturbed. and White Zombie. Congratulations to Terri Mosby from Kimmell, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Vanessa Vazquez from Fort Wayne

Vanessa enjoys video games, kayaking, and playing with her husky who thinks she’s a lap dog. Most importantly, she's getting married today!!!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck Show every morning! The artists that help Vanessa get through the day are System of a Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Highly Suspect, Foo Fighters, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Vanessa Vazquez from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ian Shedd from LaOtto

Ian is a dad, a loving brother and son to all of his family and friends. His favorite thing about The Bear is the 12 O’clock Double shots with Heather Rooney The artists that help Ian get through the day are Jelly Roll, Beastie Boys, an dLinkin Park. Congratulations to Ian Shedd from LaOtto, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Trinity Merchand from Fort Wayne

Trinity likes gaming, she's in college, and has a puppy named Padme. Her favorite thing about The Bear is: Not only do I get to listen to my favorite songs but also songs I’ve never heard before. The artists that help Trinity get through the day are Shinedown, Limp Bizkit, Smashing Pumpkins, Incubus, SOUNDGARDEN, Three Days Grace, Highly Suspect, and Foo Fighters. Congratulations to Trinity Merchand from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jeff Hamilton from Fort Wayne

Jeff says he like to ride anything that will go fast. His favorite thing about The Bear is the contests and Dj’s The artists that help Jeff get through the day are Linkin Park, Metallica, and Puddle Of Mudd. Congratulations to Jeff Hamilton from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joe Hamm from Coldwater, MI

Joe and his wife Misty have been together/married for 22 years. His hobbies are working with his daughter Katie’s horses and her busy sports schedule as well as helping with 4-H. His other daughter (Breanna) is currently serving in the United States Navy and is stationed in Japan. He tries to learn weird and unusual facts involving things in Japan to give them crazy topics to talk about. His favorite thing about The Bear is how the hosts keep the listeners engaged with stories on the air. The artists that help Joe get through the day are Korn, Beastie Boys, Linkin Park, Janes Addiction, Five Finger Death Punch, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Joe Hamm from Coldwater, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Evan Emrick from Huntertown

Evan says his wife and children are first priority. He enjoys hunting and fishing. Evan used to work for a Harley-Davidson and road motorcycles all his life (or really anything with two wheels and a motor.) His favorite thing about The Bear is JLNK and the music. The artists that help Evan get through the day are Motionless in White, Highly Suspect, Pantera, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, and Slightly Stupid. Congratulations to Evan Emrick from Huntertown, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kevin Miller from Rome City

Kevin loves hunting fishing and rocking to The Bear. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Kevin get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Motley Crue, and Danzig Congratulations to Kevin Miller from Rome City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Hailee Slone from Kendalville

Hailee shares that she's probably the oldest 23 year old you’ve ever met, but occasionally gets plastered at the bar or enjoy a concert. But most days she works, goes home to cuddle her dog and watch Netflix. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the atmosphere of all the hosts and the music! The artists that help Hailee get through the day are Papa Roach, Highly Suspect, Dorothy, Bring Me The Horizon, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Hailee Slone from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandi Barr from Decatur

Brandi is from Colorado, loves to snowboard. Brandi loves and misses her kids. Shoutout to Jacob who turns 18 today (2/27) living out in Colorado. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music from the 90s-2000s. The artists that help Brandi get through the day are Pantera, Slayer, Soundgarden, Motley Crue, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Brandi Barr from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sidney Grepke from Fort Wayne

Sidney says that when she is not working, you can find her either reading and listening to music, at a concert, or a Komets hockey game! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the amazing songs that get played throughout the day! The artists that help Sidney get through the day are The Smashing Pumpkins, The Pretty Reckless, AC/DC, Papa Roach, Nirvana, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Sidney Grepke from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ashley Bradtmueller from Antwerp

Ashley is an avid Dungeons and dragons player, owner of three Siamese cats, and total geek! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney and the return of Drew Cage! The artists that help Ashley get through the day are Halestorm, In This Moment, Evanescence, Flyleaf, Dorothy. Congratulations to Ashley Bradtmueller from Antwerp, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jenny Thomas from Wapakoneta

Jenny is a mom of four and three bonus kids. She's a concert addict and loves spending time with family! Her favorite thing about The Bear is how the music just hits the soul. The artists that help Jenny get through the day are Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Jenny Thomas from Wapakoneta, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tori Rafferty from Fort Wayne

Tori shares that she has a passion for many things! She's a dog groomer, hairstylist, and will be enrolling at The University of Toledo for Early Childhood Education. She has her own pups and loves spending time outdoors hiking with them! Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help Tori get through the day is anything put on the air, especially Falling In Reverse. "The Bear helps me discover music and also plays songs I love." Congratulations to Tori Rafferty from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrew Metz from Fort Wayne

Andrew enjoys spending time with the wife and two daughters. He works his butt off delivering packages for Amazon. Andrew also enjoys cooking, trying a new recipe, and expanding hischef skills. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of old school and newer music! The artists that help Andrew get through the day are Smashing Pumpkins, Machine Head, Korn, Suicide Silence, Mudvayne, Pantera, Quiet Riot, Judas Priest, and Coal Chamber. Congratulations to Andrew Metz from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Daniel Moye from Lima

Dan is a father of four. (Oldest is 16 and youngest is 1½). He's a spot welder and listens to 98.9 The Bear to get him through his 10 hour days at KMI. Dan also loves to watch TV and movies with the family. His favorite thing about The Bear is "asolutely everything." Love the music and the DJs are awesome and is also a HUGE fan of Kluck!! The artists that help Dan get through the day are Butcher Babies, Shinedown, Ghost, Metallica, Motionless in White, Five Finger Death Punch, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Daniel Moye from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Steve “Caller Zero” Seither from Hicksville, OH

Steve says he's single, old, and cranky. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Steve get through the day are Metallica, Disturbed, Dio, FFDP, Papa Roach, Scorpions, 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, Ratt, and Megadeth. Congratulations to Steve Seither from Hicksville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joshua Yohe from Huntington

Josh says the he is married to the most beautiful woman on god’s green earth. He has four kids and works his ass off for the family His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather and Drew. The artists that help Josh get through the day are FFDP, Godsmack, GnR, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Joshua Yohe from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Cory Gael from Fort Wayne

Cory G just moved to Fort Wayne with his fiancé and her kids who are rockers as well. They say “I Do” in September. They enjoy building and riding motorcycles! He even has all of the presets in the works trucks set to 98.9 The Bear! His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of hard rock you provide for the listening pleasure. The DJ's questions and stories too! The artists that help Cory G get through the day are Pantera, Rage Against Machine, and 5FDP. Congratulations to Cory Gael from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ira Cowley from Fort Wayne

Ira has been married to his beautiful wife for 13 years. Blessed with son who is seven years-old. He enjoy watching the Cowboys "win every game." His hobbies are spending time with family, anything to do with being outside (with the weather warm) and hanging out with friends and making great memories. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee & Kluck and the rest of the DJs that help uplift your day. You’re my #1 Preset! The artists that help Ira get through the day are Memphis May Fire, Bring Me The Horizon, Falling In Reverse, Korn, I Prevail, Hardy, Bad Omens, and Finger Eleven. Congratulations to Ira Cowley from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tony “Mr VoMac” Leist from Fort Wayne

“Mr VoMac” loves to drive, enjoys RC trucks, and is the most lovable guy! His favorite thing about The Bear is the fewer commercials. The artists that help Tony get through the day are AC/DC, 90s Grunge, Metallica, Papa Roach, Godsmack, Disturbed, and anything that helps get the rage out. Congratulations to Tony Leist from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrea Pritchett from Fort Wayne

Andi is a US Army Cold-War Veteran, California native new to Fort Wayne and loving it. Andi is always looking for a kayaking buddy in the Summer, is a die-hard Dodgers fan and lives with the wife and a German Shepherd and 5 cats. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The mix is just right. Always something cool playing. The artists that help Andi get through the day are Sublime, Jane's Addiction, Van Halen, Metallica, and CCR. Congratulations to Andrea Pritchett from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Keri Kresich from Fort Wayne

Keri is a college student in her final semester! Studying graphic design at Purdue Fort Wayne and drives a bus! "Always thank the bus driver 🙂 I drive a shuttle bus at Lutheran and the only radio station I use is The Bear! All the employees I take back to their cars rock out with me whether they like it or not!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, commentary, facts about band and songs, and the Good Feet Store commercial. The artists that help Keri get through the day are Korn, Nickelback, Slipknot, Godsmack, Ozzy, and Dorothy. Congratulations to Keri Kresich from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Emily Steinbrunner from Fort Recovery, OH

Emily shares that she is married and had a dog. She's always listening to music and is the church choir. She plays piano and clarinet. Emily is also a Sexual Assault Nurse & Home health Nurse. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help get through the day are Falling In Reverse, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Kiss, AC/DC, Evanescence, Green Day, Nickelback, Linkin Park, and 3 Doors Down. Congratulations to Emily Steinbrunner from Fort Recovery, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Russell Trainer from Fort Wayne

Russell has worked the same job for 16 years at Deister Machines, likes to bowl, and shares that his girlfriend is killer!! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Russell get through the day are Three Days Grace, Disturbed, Pop Evil, Korn, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Congratulations to Russell Trainer from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Danielle ‘Rylan’ Thompson from Fort Wayne

Rylan is working on trying to release some written albums, loves blasting Rock music for the neighbors to hear, and is slowly working on getting a tattoo sleeve. Their favorite thing about The Bear is: The Jason Lee and Kluck show and Harddrive XL with Lo Brutus. The artists that help them get through the day are Motionless in White, Palaye Royale, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, and Ice Nine Kills. Congratulations to Danielle Thomson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Courtney Reinig from Auburn

Courtney LOVES her two children Aryona & Dalton! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety The artists that help Courtney get through the day are Shinedown, Metallica, Pantera, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Papa Roach, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Courtney Reinig from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jason Osterman from Fort Wayne

Jay is a family man. He became a Grandpa to Beau last month! Loves his two girls Lucy (Lu) and Lydia (Lyd)! Jay loves hunting and fishing. (His dad taught him everything he needed to know to survive.) He's also a magnet Fisher, tries to get his line wet any time there is open water. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything! "Everyone keeps it real and don’t hold back except when it'll break the law." The artists that help Jay get through the day are RAGE Against the Machine, Blue October, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to Jason Osterman from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Skyler Brown from Angola

Skyler works in a factory during the day (Ashley Industrial Molding) and runs security in a bar on the weekend. He loves spending time with family and rockin out to his favorite artists! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and Heather The artists that help Skyler get through the day are Papa Roach, Beartooth, Puddle of Mudd, Bad Omens, Eva Under Fire, and Buckcherry. Congratulations to Skyler Brown from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Andrew Kessler from Grover Hill, OH

Andrew shares that he's a welder by day, father of two, and Ioves to hunt and fish. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Andrew get through the day are Puddle of Mudd, Skillet, and Black Veil Brides. Congratulations to Andrew Kessler from Grover Hill, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Noah Miller from New Haven

Noah says he has a great son that goes to Indiana tech. He also have a great girlfriend that has two great boys. He loves Harley Davidson. His favorite thing about The Bear is all the music and contests. The artists that help Noah get through the day are: FFDP, Metallica, NIN, Godsmack, Pantera, Ozzy, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Noah Miller from New Haven, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joe Crozier from Fort Wayne

Joe has his own Podcast, loves reading, and he and his wife run a small baking business. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and the music. The artists that help Joe get through the day are I Prevail and 5FDP. Congratulations to Joe Crozier from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day!

Eric “Big E” Johnson from Fort Wayne

Eric says he's married to the woman of his dreams. He loves rock, hard rock and metal music. Eric went to broadcasting school but is now a great CNA! His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather, Drew, and Jason Lee and Kluck. They are all amazing! The artists that help Eric get through the day are Metallica, Van Halen, Chevelle, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins. Congratulations to Eric Johnson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day!

William Brewster from Avilla

William loves fishing, hunting, camping, pretty much the outdoors. He has three girls and one little boy. William is also a tow truck driver for Avilla Motorworks! "Call us if you need us!" His favorite thing about The Bear is when he's in a bad mood or having a bad day "I turn on 98.9 The Bear and instantly forget why I'm mad or having a bad day." The artists that help William get through the day are Drowning Pool, Falling in Reverse, Five Finger Death Punch, Sevendust, Halestorm, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to William Brewster from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day!

David Gratton from Fort Wayne

David likes to lift weights, do construction, and watch sports. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help David get through the day are Godsmack, Falling In Reverse, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, and Metallica. Congratulations to David Gratton from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day!

Jasmine Rogers from Fort Wayne

Jasmine likes to create her own tattoos! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Jasmine get through the day are Ghost, Bad Omens, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Slipknot, In This Moment, and Pierce The Veil. Congratulations to Jasmine Rogers from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day!

Tom Dean from Bryan, OH

Tom says he's got a great wife of 15 year years, loves football (Go Buckeyes and Commanders), and enjoys painting. He just built a house two years ago and loving his own home and space. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs especially Jason Lee and Kluck The artists that help Tom get through the day are Ghost, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, and Highly Suspect. Congratulations to Tom Dean from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Araceli Phillips from Fort Wayne

Celi is 26, has two kids, and an amazing boyfriend who rocks her world in all the best way. She loves to go riding and feel the wind in her hair after a long day. She likes to doodle on paper or skin. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, and the staff on air. The artists that help Celi get through the day are Ozzy, Motley Crue, Metallica, Guns N Roses, and The Pretty Reckless. Congratulations to Araceli Phillips from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Zakkary Cains from Fort Wayne

Zakk enjoys archery, video games, and spending time with my family. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Warren Kluck for the win. Always good and funny topics to start the day! The artists that help Zakk get through the day are Metallica, Stone Sour, Falling in Reverse, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Bad Wolves, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Zakkary Cains from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tavia Price from Portland

Ms. Price loves teaching, going to rock and metal shows, and hanging out with furbabies! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of older and newer rock! The artists that help Tavia get through the day are Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Pantera, Metallica, Parkway Drive, System of a Down, Ghost, and Gojira. Congratulations to Tavia Price from Portland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alisha Hackett from Churubusco

Alisha is a working mom, college student, wife and carry many more titles!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck Show !!!!!!!!! The artists that help Alisha get through the day are I Prevail, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Alisha Hackett from Churubusco, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chris Waltz from Huntertown

Chris is a hard working family man; he's got seven kids. He served four years in the Marine Corps. He loves to fix up properties. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Chris et through the day are Metallica, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeath, Aerosmith, Godsmack, Van Halen, and Kiss. Congratulations to Chris Waltz from Huntertown, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chad Handshoe from Wolcottville

Chad is a father of three. One is a model, one is a Marine, and one is ???? Still waiting to find out. Chad is self employed, and loves classic motorcycles. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music, JLnK, Contests, and definitely Heather. The artists that help Chad get through the day are Cake, The Offspring, Mushroomhead, Static X, and NIN. Congratulations to Chad Handshoe from Wolcottville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brooke Enyeart from South Whitley

Brooke loves spending time with her adventurous one year old and they enjoy taking walks with their aussiedoodle, Rusty. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of old and new songs that never get old. The artists that help Brooke get through the day are Ghost, System Of A Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Chris Cornell, Korn, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Brooke Enyeart from South Whitley, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ryan “Nubs” Dressler from Seminole Florida

Nubs shares that he has been a left leg amputee for three years. He loves his family more than the world and loves his job. Ryan wants to give a shout out to his wife Kelsey and best friend Brad. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Nubs get through the day are Pantera, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Trapt and AC/DC. Congratulations to Ryan Dressler from Florida, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nadine Bertoia from Angola

Nadine manages the Smartstyle hair salon in Angola. She just celebrated four years with her husband. She crochets and enjoys Norse tribal music from groups like Heilung and Danhiem. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The vibe is chill and unapologetic. The artists that help Nadine get through the day are Type O Negative, 5FDP, Tool, Pop Evil, Danzig, Disturbed, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Nadine Bertoia from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jenaca Korte from Fort Wayne

Jenaca absolutely loves anything to do with horror. Music is a huge part of her life and hopes someday to start her own rock band! She also loves to draw and paint clowns, they’re her favorite. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music The artists that help Jenaca get through the day are Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, Korn, Rammstein, Motionless in White, Bad Omens, Ghost, and TOOL. Congratulations to Jenaca Korte from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Matt Whitney from Harrod, OH

Matt has a daughter, along with a California king snake. He likes to play games and fish when he can and spend time with the family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and topics that get brought up The artists that help Matt get through the day are Ozzy, I Prevail, Godsmack, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Matt Whitney from Harrod, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Wes Kerr from Bryan, OH

Wes is a chef, loves anything outdoorsy and involving nature. He loves to play frisbee, golf, and shoot guns. His favorite thing about The Bear is they play the best and new rock songs The artists that help Wes get through the day are Trivium, Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Wes Kerr from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alexis Smith from Bluffton

Alexis shares that her and her boyfriend recently got a golden retriever puppy. They met in college in Wyoming where they both studied diesel technology. They found out that they lived only 3 hours apart back home. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the unfiltered comedy and "I’ve never came across a radio station like it." The artists that help Alexis get through the day are Bad Wolves, Disturbed, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Alexis Smith from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Hans “RockGodRed” Grepke from Syracuse

Hans is married to a super wife. They have four daughters and six grandsons. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help get through the day are 5FDP, Led Zeppelin, and Greta Van Fleet! Congratulations to Hans Grepke from Syracuse, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dan Sorrell from Fort Wayne

Dan is an 18 year Army veteran, father to three kids, and workaholic. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs, the content, and the contests. The artists that help Dan get through the day are Metallica , Five Finger Death Punch, and Ghost. Congratulations to Dan Sorrell from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Scott Bradley from Pierceton

Scott has been married to his Beautiful wife for seven years. He loves to ride his Harley Davidson. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show! The best show there is! The artists that Scott help get through the day are Ghost, Poison, AC/DC, Queen, and my favorite Rock band of all time Van Halen. Congratulations to Scott Bradley from Pierceton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Maggie Zartman from Fort Wayne

Maggie is a mom of two, works at Kroger as a cashier, and is the youngest of 9 kids. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Maggie get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Disturbed, Metallica, Seether, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Maggie Zartman from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dave Schroeder from Fort Wayne

Dave work at Yes Automotive. His favorite thing about The Bear isThe Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that Dave help get through the day are Linkin Park, GnR, Def Leppard, Aviators, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Dave Schroeder from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brian Smith from Latty, OH

Brian has five awesome kids and he loves to ride the Harley and golf when he can. His favorite thing about The Bear is the on air personalities; JLNK, Heather, and Drew….and the music. The artists that help Brian get through the day are Puddle of Mudd, Shinedown, Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Collective Soul, and yes even Nickelback. Congratulations to Brian Smith from Latty, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

John Ralstin from Angola

John is a young Grandpa of five. He's a Harley Rider and husband of 28 years. His favorite thing about The Bear is the on air hosts. The artists that help John get through the day are Pantera, Korn, and Slipknot. Congratulations to John Ralstin from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Maggie Tyner from Roanoke

Maggie shares that she has a great husband and a six year old son who also loves the Bear. "One of the first things my husband taught our son to say was 'the Bear!' after we say '98.9'." She is fortunate enough to work from home in compliance for a large corporation with her dogs Bruce and Ruby to keep her company. She loves going to concerts; "I see Breaking Benjamin every time they come to Indiana and the best concert ever was when Bush joined them this summer." Her favorite thing about The Bear is we play her favorite rock from the 90's and mixes it with today's bands so she can find new favorites. The artists that help Maggie get through the day are Badflower, Breaking Benjamin, and Bush . Congratulations to Maggie Tyner from Roanoke, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Devin Sullivan from Fort Wayne

Devin is a father of two boys. He's lived in Fort Wayne his whole life. He's a huge Bengals fan. His favorite thing about The Bear is the contests, the Dj’s, and of course, THE MUSIC!!! The artists that help Devin get through the day are I Prevail, Metallica, Highly Suspect, Avenged Sevenfold… and much much more! Congratulations to Devin Sullivan from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jamie Hughes from Van Wert

Jamie loves anime, video games, and has an adorable fiancée. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and people who run it. The artists that help Jamie get through the day are Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, and Metallica. Congratulations to Jamie Hughes from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Donna Stapleton from Jonesboro

Donna is a 2x cancer survivor, who loves the outdoors, gardening, HS football games, and family! She does resin crafts when not working full time in production! She lives with her little dog, the hubby, his son, and grandson! Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show rocks! You guys are so funny!! I love it! Makes me smile everyday!! Thank you!! The artists that help Donna t through the day are Killswitch Engage, Chevelle, Dorothy, Papa Roach, and Motionless In White. Congratulations to Donna Stapleton from Jonesboro, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kristen Bowley from Huntington

Kris's hobbies are watching her Steelers, her Tampa Ray's And Notre Dame play. She also loves to read, listen to music, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music played and on- air personalities. The artists that help Kris get through the day are Nickelback, Tom Petty, Linkin Park, Godsmack, Buckcherry, Hinder, Nine Inch Nails, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to Kristen Bowley from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Michael Counts from Montpelier

Michael likes to hang out with friends, play video games with buddies online, and have fun at his job at Allied Moulded in Bryan His favorite thing about The Bear is The comedy of Jason Lee and Kluck. They make morning drives to work a lot more exciting. The artists that help Michael get through the day are Crossfade, Falling in Reverse, AC/DC, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Michael Counts from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nate Zinkie from LaGrange

Nate says "Chicken Train is my fault! Not Sorry!" He works as a tool maker in Kendallville, been married for 20+ years, has a son at Ball Sate, and loves Jeeps! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Nate get through the day are STP, AC/DC, Ozzy, Pantera, and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Chicken Train. Congratulations to Nate Zinkie from LaGrange, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Allen Hawkins from Fort Wayne

Allen is an Eagle Scout and Hockey fan! Go Komets and Rangers! His favorite thing about The Bear is the new music! The artists that help Allen get through the day are Avatar, Breaking Benjamin, Starset, Slipknot, System of a Down, Korn, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Allen Hawkins from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mona Holzapfel from Fort Wayne

"Mona" is a server/bartender at Shangri-La West. She's a certified holistic health coach and owns white Raven Wellness in Fort Wayne. She's a single Mama of a 2-year-old son named Adonis and a 7 year old daughter named Anastazya. She loves listening to music, seeing live concerts, and getting to meet new people! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the great selection music, your hosts are phenomenal, you guys have great contests. The artists that help Mona get through the day are Tool. Bring Me The horizon, Godsmack, and System of a Down. Congratulations to Mona Holzapfel from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chris Storm from Wapakoneta

Chris’s three favorite things are his band Before My Eyes, His wonderful girlfriend, Emily, His supportive family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ’s good attitudes. The artists that help Chris get through the day are Papa Roach, From Ashes To New, Metallica, Linkin Park, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Chris Storm from Wapakoneta, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Josh Franklin from Lima

Josh says he has no time for hobbies. He's working 13+ hours a day and then home with the family. He's an Electrical Superintendent for the IBEW building solar farms. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of old school and newer music The artists that help Josh get through the day are Tool and Fear Factory. Congratulations to Josh Franklin from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Josh Hatton from Fort Wayne

Josh loves to fish, teaching his three sons about the music he grew up listening to, and going to live concerts. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. The artists that help Josh get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Billy Squire, Shinedown, Mammoth WHV, The Pretty Reckless, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Josh Hatton from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jared Warncke from Fort Wayne

Jared is a Marine Corps Veteran, father of two boys and husband. He loves hunting and fishing. The first rock concert he went to was Rock on the Range back in 2017 before going to bootcamp. His favorite thing about The Bear is that the vibe is always light and has been his favorite radio station for 13 years. The artists that help Jared get through the day are Soundgarden, Hollywood Undead, Ghost, Papa Roach, Disturbed, and System of a Down. Congratulations to Jared Warncke from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Koalten Summers from Auburn

Koalten has four stepsons and one of my own whose middle name comes from a Starset song. He does small things to help people out at much as can including give to homeless. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and the music. The artists that help Koalten get through the day are Starset, Linkin Park, and Nova. Congratulations to Koalten Summers from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Renee Towers from Angola

Renee loves riding the Harley with her boyfriend. She enjoys sitting at home listening to music and loves her job and work family at Emf, who are truly amazing people! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. The artists that help Renee get through the day are Godsmack, Shinedown, FFDP, The Pretty Reckless, Dorothy, and Sick Puppies. Congratulations to Renee Towers from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jade Halsey from Decatur

Jade has an amazing fiancé and a five month old daughter and she loves to draw in her free time. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Jade get through the day are FFDP, Stone Temple Pilots, Daughtry, Puddle of Mudd, and Theory of a Deadman. Congratulations to Jade Halsey from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brian “Mongo” Perkins from Fort Wayne

Mongo loves cooking and barbecuing. He constantly has The Bear on his Alexa, car, garage and shed. His favorite thing about The Bear is the on-air personalities. "You all are so real and never dumb down or sugar coat anything on any topic." The artists that help get Brian through the day are Skindred, Aerosmith, Godsmack, Three Doors Down, Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, and Hollywood Undead. Congratulations to Brian Perkins from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Sara Harshman from Continental, OH

Sara has two kids, three dogs, and is a phlebotomist. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Sara get through the day are Shinedown, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Sara Harshman from Continental, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jessen Bussing from Cecil, OH

Jessen is a machinist, mother of two, and loves riding bikes/being outdoors. Her favorite thing about The Bear is they put on the best rock. The artists that help Jessen get through the day are Adema, Ghost, Marilyn Manson, and Badflower. Congratulations to Jessen Bussing from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alex Flavo from Defiance

Alex drives a dump truck, is 22 and single, and enjoys working on his Tahoe. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Alex get through the day are Five Finger Dead Punch, Jelly Roll, Slipknot, Kiss, and Theory. Congratulations to Alex Flavo from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Braden Whitlock from Stryker, OH

Braden is as a welder, guitar player, and loves showing his seven year old daughter rock n roll music! His favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts. "They are always fantastic and the music is always somehow what I wanna here." The artists that help Braden get through the day are Alice in Chains and Godsmack. Congratulations to Braden Whitlock from Stryker, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ayden Cupples from Bluffton, OH

Ayden loves spending time with his beautiful fiancé and family, loves watching sports (Go Guardians!), and is currently majoring in Architecture at The Ohio State University - Lima campus. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Ayden get through the day are Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Ozzy, Alice In Chains, and Led Zeppelin. Congratulations to Ayden Cupples from Bluffton, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jacob Donnell from Kokomo

Jacob is a family person who loves the outdoors and music. His favorite thing about The Bear is that hey play music other stations won't and have the coolest DJ's. The artists that help Jacob get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, FFDP, Skillet, Disturbed, and Alter Bridge. Congratulations to Jacob Donnell from Kokomo, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Angie Porter from Muncie

Angie is a prior authorization specialist for Meridian Health. She has two grown boys, and loves hanging out with friends and going boating, fishing, and camping. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the great variety of music that's played. The artists that help Angie get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Skid Row, Soundgarden, FFDP, and 311. Congratulations to Angie Porter from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Emily Buck from Angola

Emily has three kids, and love to travel (especially for concerts). She is also the owner of Johnny Lemas Fireworks & Bucks Boots. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of rock! The artists that help Emily get through the day are Foo Fighters, Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, Candlebox, Ghost, Creed, and Metallica. Congratulations to Emily Buck from Angola, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joshua Sharp from Paulding

Josh enjoys working at Buckeye Exterminating in Ottoville Ohio. He has a beautiful wife that he enjoys coming home to everyday. He likes to spend his free time outdoors or on family vacations. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck Show and loves listening to the bear throughout the day. The artists that help Josh get through the day are Starset, Three Days Grace, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Seether. Congratulations to Josh Sharp from Paulding, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Devon Legg from Upland

Dev-Dawg is currently single, works at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Ossian as a salesman, and loves cars, listening to music on 98.9, and playing Halo Infinite. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck show, the music selection is great, and the songs aren’t overplayed too much. The artists that help Dev-Dawg get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Devon Legg from Upland, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brock Minard from Dunkirk

Brock says that if he's not at the day job farming then he's either on the dirtbike or snowmobile. He has a fantastic girl in his life who loves him enough to put up with him! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music, hosts and Hard Drive XL! The artists that help Brock get through the day are Falling In Reverse, I Prevail, Pearl Jam, Five Finger Death Punch, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Brock Minard from Dunkirk, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Haley “Gone Ghoul” Master from Van Wert

Haley says she's 30 "(yikes!)", lives with her boyfriend and their two puppers, She's a jeep girl and loves all things horror and Halloween! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck! Love the bantering! The artists that help Haley get through the day are Spiritbox, Motionless in White, Volbeat, and Deftones. Congratulations to Haley Master from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Leah Burgess from Bluffton

Leah says her kids are her whole world, she works too much, and loves to cook! Her favorite thing about The Bear is that she never wants to skip a song! The artists that help Leah get through the day are Three Days Grace, AC/DC, Tool, Korn, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Leah Burgess from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Gabrielle Sawyer from Defiance

Gabrielle is a mother of two, works full time swing shift, and loves rocking out with her kiddos! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather. "Love my girl Heather!" The artists that help Gabrielle get through the day are I Prevail, Greta Van Fleet, Tool, Rob Zombie, 10 Years, Incubus, Five Finger Death Punch, Audioslave, Shinedown, and Mudvayne. Congratulations to Gabrielle Sawyer from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day

Nate The Rabbit from the Allen County Jail

Nate likes tattoos, cut hair, and is currently in jail. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney The artists that Nate help get through the day are Motionless In White, Metallica, I Prevail, Pop Evil, FFDP, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Nate from the Allen County Jail, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kelcey Merkle from Fort Wayne

Kelcey says she has an amazing Significant other, a loving family and amazing friends! She always listened to the bear with her dad anytime he would drive her to school and now currently it was something that her and her husband bonded over! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety. "I like that I don't hear the same song all day!" The artists that help Kelcey get through the day are Metallica, Falling In Reverse, and Coheed and Cambria. Congratulations to Kelcey Merkle from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Ricky “Bobby” Thompson from Spencerville

Ricky and his wife have fid kids, he works at BF Goodrich. His hobbies are Playing Xbox when he gets the chance and doing/watching anything sports related. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the DJs are very entertaining! The artists that help Ricky get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Motionless In White, Rage Against The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, I Prevail, Chevelle, and Pantera. Congratulations to Ricky Thompson from Spencerville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dakota Davis from Venedocia, OH

Dakota loves spending time with his family especially with his son Dallis (he is a new born). Dakota says becoming a dad is one of the best feelings. He drives truck, hauling livestock. He like sdrag racing and spending time with family and friends and working on his car truck or bike but most of all "I love every minute I get with my son." His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show, Heather Rooney and the return of Drew Cage. The artists that Dakota help get through the day are AC/DC, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, All That Remains, I Prevail, and Bad Wolves. Congratulations to Dakota Davis from Venedocia, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Derek Bartrom from Fort Wayne

Derek that Broncos fan from Indiana is 35 from Fort Wayne, loves music and dogs, driving and loves anything on the grill. His nephew's name is Zeppelin and would like to give him a 1st grade shout out from Uncle D His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and hosts." Listen to Heather almost everyday and is still the best Rock station around." The artists that Derek help get through the day are Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Days of the New, White Zombie, Led Zeppelin, Bush, and Temple of the Dog. Congratulations to Derek Bartrom from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tim Griffin from Fort Wayne

Tim is father of SEVEN (6 daughters and 1 boy.) He drives for Keurig Dr Pepper all over the fort Wayne area. He spends his extra time with his beautiful wife and kids. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Tim get through the day are FFDP, Slipknot, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Velvet Revolver, and Sixx AM. Congratulations to Tim Griffin from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dean “Daddy” Turk from Fort Wayne

Daddy is married with three girls, He's "out here building America": traveling heavy equipment operator for a class 1 railroad. Dean says he's covered in tatties and grease everyday. His favorite thing about The Bear is the blend of rock music. The artists that help get through the day are Static X, All That Remains, Monster Magnet, Tool, Mastodon, Deftones, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, and Korn. Congratulations to Dean Turk from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brad Ackley from Franklin, OH

Brad has two boys (6 and 10). He work at Pearle Vision and loves every moment of it! His hobbies include Optical things Like Making glasses lenses. Going out to off-road parks is my favorite His favorite thing about The Bear is the best music all day and not many repeats of overplayed songs. The artists that help Brad get through the day are Slipknot, Bad Wolves, Korn, Pantera, Bring Me The Horizon, Crossfade, Bush, Dio, Rob Zombie, and Hinder. Congratulations to Brad Ackley from Franklin, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lee Double from Napoleon, OH

Double Trouble drives a semi for 12 hours and has been married for 28 years. His favorite thing about The Bear is the good music! The artists that help Lee get through the day are Ozzy, Five Finger Death Punch, Nine Inches Nails, White Zombie, and STP. Congratulations to Lee Double from Napoleon, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jason “Gator J” Pinion from Huntington

Gator J is a happily married man to a wonderful wife, they have four daughters, and he spent six years in the USMC. His favorite thing about The Bear is the Djs." Jason Lee and Kluck keep me company on long truck hauls." The artists that help Jason get through the day are Ghost, Jelly Roll, AC/DC, Finger Eleven, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Jason Pinion from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Roxie Valentine from Mathews, IN

Roxie shares that she is a Mom! "On call 24/7 Mom duties." She loves to laugh, jam to 98.9 THE BEAR and get tattoos! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the MUSIC! The artists that help Roxie get through the day are Days of the New, Metallica, Godsmack, Korn, Slipknot, Jackyl, and Pantera. Congratulations to Roxie Valentine from Mathews, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

William Popp from Rockford, OH

William loves and adores his girlfriend. He says most of his time is spent listening to 98.9 the Bear! His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! The artists that help William get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Starset, Hollywood Undead, and Shinedown. Congratulations to William Popp from Rockford, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Laura Burnett from Fort Wayne

Laura is a small business owner (Shout out to Clean Freak Cleaning LLC), a special needs Momma, and loves to fish! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney, "She is hot and has a sexy voice." The artists that help Laura get through the day are Greta Van Fleet, Theory of a Deadman, Godsmack, Shinedown, and The Pretty Reckless. Congratulations to Laura Burnett from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Monte Breen from Stryker, OH

Monte loves football, shooting pool, and being outdoors His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music! The artists that help Monte get through the day are Pantera, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Metallica, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Monte Breen from Stryker, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nolan Minnix from South Whitley

Nolan is the lead vocalist of Never Ending Cycle. they have two albums out and a third coming out on 9/23/2022! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help Nolan get through the day are Lit, Black Stone Cherry, Motionless In White, Pantera, and Highly Suspect. Congratulations to Nolan Minnix from South Whitley, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Eric Porter from Fort Wayne

Eric is a single father of three boys (ages 14 and 6 year old twins). He loves his job at Bfgoodrich. He collects vinyl records of all genres. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music The artists that help Eric get through the day are Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Four Year Strong, Story of the Year, and Theory of a Deadman. Congratulations to Eric Porter from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nick Cirillo from Fort Wayne

Nick is married with children. He works full time at the theatre. And in his spare time has a side wood working thing going on making Cornhole boards. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great music being played around the clock! The artists that help Nick get through the day are Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Dorothy, Bad Omens, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Nick Cirillo from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Laurie Alexander from Kokomo

Laurie has three adult kids who listen to The Bear and one granddaughter and another on the way. Laurie says music is her life. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music; old and new! The artists that help Laurie get through the day are Shinedown, Green Day, STP, and Pearl Jam. Congratulations to Laurie Alexander from Kokomo, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Zach Kreisher from Van Wert

Zach is happily married with two boys. He's an artist and if you have ever been to the Wetzel Biker Party he paints boobs there. His favorite thing about The Bear is not only the music but the radio personalities and the contests. The artists that help Zach get through the day are Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, A day to Remember, Beartooth, and Ghost. Congratulations to Zach Kreisher from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jasmine Savarese from Fort Wayne

Jasmine is a Zoology major and enjoys reading and hiking in her free time. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney! The artists that help Jasmine get through the day are Muse, In This Moment, Ghost, Metallica, Volbeat, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Jasmine Savarese from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brett Samudio from Fort Wayne

Brett is married to a beautiful woman named Brooke. His daughter Olivia was born this January. He loves to hunt, fish, golf and drink Canadian club His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show and the opportunities to win concert tickets! The artists that help Brett get through the day are Greta Van fleet, Breaking Benjamin, Nickleback, and Korn. Congratulations to Brett Samudio from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Samantha Moles from Geneva

Samantha grew up listening to the Bear with her mom and dad. She also grew up playing video games. Her first console was an XBOX360 and would play Halo with my brother. She also owns 11 cats! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the concert ticket giveaways and how everyone appreciates the fans. The artists that help Samantha get through the day are Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Motörhead, Motley Crüe, Korn, Metallica, Ghost, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Samantha Moles from Geneva, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brooke Fricke from Celina

Brooke loves Herbalife nutrition/ working in the nutrition clubs, spending her spare time in bed, and says there is nothing she love more than listening to rock n roll while gets stuff done! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts. "You guys talk about real life stuff and ask listeners input. Really makes it feel like I’m sitting at the table with you guys." The artists that help Brooke get through the day are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Rob Zombie, Toadies, Metallica, and Pearl Jam. Congratulations to Brooke Fricke from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Douglas Tyler from Fort Wayne

Douglas has been married for nine years, has five awesome kids, and a good job. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Douglas get through the day are Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Ghost, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Douglas Tyler from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brittany Collins from Marion

Brittany likes to draw and paint. She has five kids- Phoenix, Olivia, Ezra, Wednesday and Vincent. Brittnay also says she's a "big f’n nerd lol." Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ's. "They are always funny and great to listen to." The artists that help Brittany get through the day are System of a Down, Pearl Jam, The Offspring, Ghost, Papa Roach, Motionless in White, Seether, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Brittany Collins from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Jamie Mech from Bryan, OH

Jamie is married with to boys and is a stay at home wife/mom. She enjoys listening to music and watching movies Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Music. The artists that help Jamie get through the day are Motionless In White, Ozzy, Metallica, Black Veil Brides, Bullet For My Valentine, In This Moment, Falling In Reverse, and Ghost. Congratulations to Jamie Mech from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Al Flores from Kalida, OH

Al is 69 and still working for 40 years. He was in a band with his brothers at the young age of 12. His favorite thing about The Bear is Gunner. The artists that help Al get through the day are Disturbed, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Seether, and 3 Doors Down. Congratulations to Al Flores from Kalida, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Richard Mock from Fort Wayne

Richard enjoys his family, friends, and music. His favorite thing about The Bear is the positive vibe of music and the awesome DJs The artists that help Richard get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Motorhead, Bad Wolves, Three Days Grace, Fire From The Gods, In this Moment, Godsmack, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Mushroomhead, Slipknot, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Richard Mock from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Fabian Slone from Churubusco

Fabian has been blessed with a great wife with six beautiful children. He likes to spend time watching his kids play sports or just relax at home with his wife. He loves to rock out while driving in my car. His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck in the morning! "Those guys are great. I enjoy all of the radio personalities." The artists that help Fabian get through the day are Tool, Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, 3 Doors Down, and Metallica. Congratulations to Fabian Slone from Churubusco, Today’s Listener of the Day!

William Lalik from Archbold, OH

William says "according to my girlfriend I'm a badass." he likes to ride his bike, work on cars, and golf. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help William get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Rammstein, All That Remains, System of a Down, and Lamb of God. Congratulations to William Lalik from Archbold, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dilon Bevins from Defiance

Dilon enjoys carpentry, works in precision machining, and is a father. His favorite thing about The Bear is the history of good music. The artists that help Dilon get through the day are Adema, Korn, Ghost, and Crossfade. Congratulations to Dilon Bevins from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Nick Vergara from Decatur

Nick has a beautiful four month old daughter and a beautiful fiancée. He's also a certified Storm spotter for the National Weather Service. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Nick get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Bad Omens, and Fozzy. Congratulations to Nick Vergara from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Katelyn Cary from Berne

Katelyn is a stay at home mom and her fiancé works at Entiva. Her daughter was born a week after her dad passed. She loves pottery. Her favorite thing about The Bear is how the personalities make people laugh when they’re down and you’re not judgy your just honest. The artists that help Katelyn get through the day are Bullet For My Valentine, Falling In Reverse, and Bad Wolves. Congratulations to Katelyn Cary from Berne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Caitlyn Mack from Ashley, IN

Caitlyn has an amazing fiancé and a little girl who will be seven this month. She loves watching horror movies in her spare time and gardening in the springtime! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music! It gives everyone something to listen to! The artists that help Caitlyn get through the day are Marilyn Manson, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Korn, Hollywood Undead, Smile Empty Soul, I Prevail, and Black Veil Brides. Congratulations to Caitlyn Mack from Ashley, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Erik Ryskamp from Fort Wayne

Erik and his wife enjoy traveling to see their favorite sports teams in various away venues. They also plan trips around taking astrophotography pictures. His favorite thing about The Bear is the on air personalities. The artist that help Erik get through the day is Metallica! Congratulations to Erik Ryskamp from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lei Kiku from Hawaii

Lei shares that her mother was from Fort Wayne and all her family are still here. "I was last there in 2005 and discovered your station and immediately fell in love! " She loves cuddling with her cats, surfing, & gardening while listening to The Bear. Her favorite thing about The Bear is THE HARD ROCK!!!!!!! Great mix of music! The artists that help Lei get through the day are Soundgarden, Volbeat, Evanescence, and Velvet Revolver. Congratulations to Lei Kiku from Hawaii, Today’s Listener of the Day!!

Irma Chapman from Paulding

Irma is a hairstylist. She's got two kids. A 12 year old boy and five year old girl whom "will be the death of me." She loves to paint, draw and drink coffee. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the radio hosts, they always make her laugh. The artists that help Irma get through the day are Korn, Disturbed, Halestorm, Slipknot, and Falling in Reverse. Congratulations to Irma Chapman from Paulding, Today’s Listener of the Day!!

Adriana Nahrwold from Fort Wayne

Anna has a five month old son, engaged to his dad, work in a factory and hobbies would be reading and making soap. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Anna get through the day are Three Days Grace, Motionless in White, Three Days Grace, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, and Bad Omens. Congratulations to Adriana Nahrwold from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Matthew Well from Fort Wayne

Matthew is a sheet metal worker, and married with kids. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything The artists that help Matthew get through the day are all of them especially Rise Against and Red Hot Chili Peppers Congratulations to Matthew Well from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day

Tony Lahr from Fort Wayne

Tony has a beautiful seven year old daughter. He enjoys going to the gym and playing Xbox. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help James get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Korn, A Day to Remember, Asking Alexandria, and I Prevail. Congratulations to Paul Tony Lahr from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

James “DoveSac” Dove from Fort Wayne

James loves his kids. He's single and ready to mingle (lookout Allen county ladies). His four year old princess dressed him for this pic. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather. JLNK are hilarious. Gunner is pretty smooth too. The artists that help James get through the day are Pantera, MOTLEY CRUE, NIN, Marilyn Manson, Helmet, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to James “DoveSac" Dove from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Misty Rose from Urbana

Misty has been married to her best friend for 24 years. They have two daughters and two awesome and adorable grandsons. Misty works for ECOLAB in Huntington Indiana and they make the liquid soap and hand sanitizer you see at the hospitals, restaurants and stores. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck. The artists that help Misty get through the day are Metallic, Ozzy, Avenged Sevenfold, and Korn. Congratulations to Misty Rose from Urbana, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Bryan Stamper from Fort Wayne

Bryan is a hard working father of 10. Yes ten; three boys and seven girls. He also loves to play the drums and spending time with his family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music, the djs’, just the all around atmosphere of The Bear. "Best Fort Wayne station hands down!" The artists that help Bryan get through the day are Pantera, FFDP, Korn, Coal Chamber, Seether, and Skillet. Congratulations to Bryan Stamper from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Kevin Schueberg from Fort Wayne

Kevin is retired and loves watching his grandchildren play with r/c cars and spraying them with the garden hose. His favorite thing about The Bear is the feel good music and on air personalities that get me through the day! The artists that help Kevin get through the day are Nirvana, Cage the Elephant, Heart, Greta Van Fleet, and Shaman's Harvest. Congratulations to Kevin Schueberg from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Megan Harris from Willshire, OH

Megan is a mom of three crazy kids (12,10, and 1.) She works for a fiberglass company in Decatur IN. "I’m a giant nerd. I love sharks, dinosaurs, and all things spooky!!!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show!! "You guys have me laughing all morning at work!!" The artists that help Megan get through the day are Three Days Grace, I Previl, Shinedown, Jelly Roll, Papa Roach, and Seether. Congratulations to Megan Harris from Willshire, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Melanie “Psycho Nana M” Bradley from Columbia City

“Crae-Zee Lay-dee “ loves being the "Cool Aunt & Nana" and sharing her love of ROCK-N-Roll, classic rock, ad-lib songs. She loves traveling with her possë, (which just so happens to be her badass family!) Melanie loves nature and watching the skies for bald eagles and hawks. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The JLNK Show and the PODCASTS!♡♡ The artists that help Melanie get through the day are Pearl Jam, Halestorm, OZZY, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, Poison, Nine Inch Nails, and Alice Cooper. Congratulations to Melanie Bradley from Columbia City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Destany Mantia from New Haven

Destany has a two year old son who just loves head banging to anything The Bear plays. She's in school for criminal justice. When she's not at work, you can find her at a concert. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the different music variety and Heather is her favorite. The artists that help Destany get through the day are Seether, Lilith Czar, Korn, Slipknot, Dorothy, Linkin Park, Falling in Reverse, Jelly Roll, Theory of a Deadman, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Destany Mantia from New Haven, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Daniel Cornett from Wabash

Daniel is a music composer/arranger/educator; Currently attending college at Manchester University. He loves to rock! His favorite thing about The Bear is their great taste in music! The artists that help Daniel get through the day are Fozzy, Disturbed, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath. Congratulations to Daniel Cornett from Wabash, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Chasity Grundish from Columbus Grove, OH

Chasity goes to Apollo career center for auto collision repair. She got married in June. Loves rock and old school cars. She loves going to the drag strips and car shows in the summer. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluch Show, "It’s so funny and just gives me a smile in the morning and I love how rock is played all day hardly any commercials." The artists that help Chasity get through the day are Guns N Roses, Metallica, Godsmack, Candlebox, Poison, and Heart. Congratulations to Chasity Grundish from Columbus Grove, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Patty Martin from Coldwater, OH

Patty shares that she is a big collector of vintage marbles, has been single for seven years, and loves spending time with family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the great music and The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Patty get through the day are Falling In Reverse, Rise Against, Godsmack, Kid Rock, Green Day, and Halestorm. Congratulations to Patty Martin from Coldwater, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Elena Ramirez from Van Wert

Elena works at Agrauxine in Van Wert, making the good mold for farmers. She also takes care of her two grandbabies, Kaspin and Draven. She love to bling up skulls décor. "I am 49 going on 23." Elena moved here a year and a half ago from Victoria, Texas. Her favorite thing about The Bear is, "Ya'll jam out and Ya'll are down to Earth." The artists that help Elena get through the day are Cleopatrick, Greta Van Fleet, Alice In Chains, Highly Suspect, Thrice, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Silverchair, and Stone Sour. Congratulations to Elena Ramirez from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Joan “Joanie Jett” Dickson from Fort Wayne

Joanie Jett is a fan of true crime documentaries. She loves the Cubs, Bears, and roller coasters Her favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of old and new rock. The artists that help Joanie get through the day are Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Halestrom, Korn, and Ghost. Congratulations to Joan Dickson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lou Ann Costello from Decatur

Lou Ann likes kayaking, road trips, and concerts. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. Listening throughout her workday keeps her pumped. The artists that help Lou Ann get through the day are The Black Keys, Journey, Shinedown, Mötley Crüe, and Tom Petty. Congratulations to Lou Ann Costello from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Hannah Morgan from Van Wert, OH

Hannah is married to her high school sweetheart and havsa beautiful little girl named Nola! She loves reading and journaling Her favorite thing about The Bear is open bar and the JLNK show in the morning!! "It's been a great addition to the station." The artists that help Hannah get through the day are Staind, Nirvana, Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, and Three Days Grace . Congratulations to Hannah Morgan from Van Wert, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Wendy Cape from Edgerton, OH

Wendy has been married for 33 years to the man of her dreams. "We met October 8, 1984. We believe I our relationship is “HHH” (triple H, Happy, Healthy & Horny) and we stay in between the Straight and Kinky Narrow." Wendy enjoys four-wheeling, campfires, and always looking for new trails to blaze! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the anticipation of what the next song that will be played and of course, the contests! The artists that help Wendy get through the day are The Glorious Sons, Pop Evil, Falling in Reverse, Tesla, and Highly Suspect. Congratulations to Wendy Cape from Edgerton, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Christina Sager from Spencerville, OH

Christina has five kids, has been a nursing assistant for 19 years and enjoys spending time with others. Her favorite thing about The Bear is how they help others The artists that help Christina get through the day are ALL! Congratulations to Christina Sager from Spencerville, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Austin Cramer from Wapakoneta, OH

Austin is a professional bowler. His favorite thing about The Bear is the station helps him get through the day. "The music selection is amazing and every day I look forward to hearing all the crazy stories." The artists that help Austin get through the day are Shinedown, System of a Down, FFDP, Fozzy, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Metallica, Congratulations to Austin Cramer from Buckland, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Arizona Harting from Convoy, OH

Arizona is a former DJ. He works hard and loves music. He also plays guitar and likes to turn it up loud. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of music The artists that help Arizona get through the day are Drowning Pool, Avatar, Puddle of Mudd, and Jackyl. Congratulations to Arizona Harting from Convoy, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Krystal Montgomery from Waterloo

Krystal is a wife to a hard ass working man, and a mother of three cool ass kids, and loves making, and selling door wreaths. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Djs. The artists that help Krystal get through the day are Tool, Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to Krystal Montgomery from Waterloo, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Jason Johnson from Marion

Jason is a U.S. Navy Veteran, Proud new Dad, and Proud American! His favorite thing about The Bear is they Rock and are great to fans! The artists that help Jason get through the day are Rival Sons, Staind, Korn, Rise Against, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Jason Johnson from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Thelma “Snookie” Lindsey from Fort Wayne

Thelma is a medical assistant, has three kids and five grandkids, and loves football! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music that's played and the djs. "You guys crack me up sometimes." The artists that help Thelma get through the day are Ozzy, Pantera, Motley Crue, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Thelma Lindsey from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Shaun “Moose” Marsh from Celina

Shaun shares that he's a single guy with no kids. He works as a welder fabricator in Ohio. In his free time he likes to work on his model train layout and remote controlled vehicles. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything. What is there to dislike about the bear?" The artists that help Shaun get through the day are Black Veil Brides, FFDP, Disturbed, System of a Down, Rob Zombie, Kid Rock, Motley Crue, and Hell Yeah. Congratulations to Shaun Marsh from Celina, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Stephanie Matthews from Middletown

Stephanie loves her family, owns her own cleaning company, and once strained her neck from head banging to a local cover band. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the REAL rock music we play. The artists that help Stephanie get through the day are Staind, Godsmack, and FFDP. Congratulations to Stephanie Matthews from Middletown, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Steven Hall from Fort Wayne

Steven loves being a grandpa and loves his granddaughter. He loves riding his motorcycle, loves guns, and rocking out with 98.9 The Bear. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Steven get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Van Halen, Shinedown, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and Type O Negative. Congratulations to Steven Hall from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Tricia Elzey from Decatur

Trivia loves hanging out with her husband and two daughters, painting rocks, and dancing to love music. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs, "The JLNK Show is hilarious, and the concerts are the best!!!" The artists that help Tricia get through the day are Highly Suspect, Badflower, Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, Skid Row, Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Congratulations to Tricia Elzey from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Dylan Bayes from Worthville, KY

Dylan has a five year old little boy, works at Ku power plant, and loves off roading. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Dylan get through the day are ANY! Congratulations to Dylan Bayes from Worthville, KY, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Erin Doff from Hebron, IN

Erin is a machinist, has four daughters, and her and her husband have recently celebrated their one year anniversary! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the good music. The artists that help Erin get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Green Day, Disturbed, and Godsmack, Congratulations to Erin Doff from Hebron, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Mike Iler from Paulding

Mike enjoys cooking, cutting wood, metal detecting gardening, and spending time with the family. He is also the owner and operator of Past-Time Cafe in Paulding. His favorite thing about The Bear is that "It Rocks!" The artists that help Mike get through the day are Korn, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, and White Zombie. Congratulations to Mike Iler from Paulding, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Robert Anderson from Cridersville

Robert loves video games; specifically Resident Evil and Final Fantasy. He loves to read when he gets a chance. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is his favorite series. Last but not least, he loves his family! "My happy little home with my 17 year old son Keaton, my wife Bre and her son Spencer complete my life." His favorite thing about The Bear is Jason Lee and Kluck and Heather Rooney. The artists that help Robert get through the day are In This Moment, Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Bad Wolves, and Mudvayne. Congratulations to Robert Anderson from Cridersville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Lisha Miller from Ohio City

Lisha has been working in a nursing home for almost 20 years. She has two kids and four grandbabies. Her favorite thing about The Bear is as she puts it; " What's not to like???" The artists that help Lisha get through the day are anything by, Kid Rock, Nickelback, even occasional 80s music. Congratulations to Lisha Miller from Ohio City, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Valeri Ward from Greenville, OH

Valeri has been married to her husband, Jon for 8 wonderful years! They share a passion for live music and have been to over 25 shows together so far. And there will be many more! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music played. The artists that help Valeri get through the day are Def Leppard, Theory of a Deadman, Seether, Shinedown, Journey, Motley Crue, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Dirty Honey, and Alice Cooper. Congratulations to Valeri Ward from Greenville, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day!.

JJ Shaw from Huntington

JJ just got engaged on New Years. He's originally From Austin, Tx and has lived here going on three years. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "They are always playing good music I can ( try to ) sing along too." The artists that help JJ get through the day are System Of The Down, Linkin Park, Trapt, Jelly Roll, Shinedown, Creed, Pantera, Soundgarden, and FFDP. Congratulations to JJ Shaw from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alyssa Courtney from Petroleum

Alyssa has two cats and a mastiff, she basically has Rocky Horror memorized, and speaks fluent Norwegian. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the good music. The artists that help Alyssa get through the day are Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Green Day, Nirvana , Alice In Chains, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Alyssa Courtney from Petroleum, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Donna Bowling from Huntington

Donna has two beautiful daughters. loves bonfires, cookouts, & swimming. Her favorite thing about The Bear is everything! The music, contests, commentary, and guests. "There isn't anything I don't like." The artists that help Donna get through the day are 5FDP, Shinedown, Bad Wolves, 3 Doors Down, Asking Alexandria, Highly Suspect, Slipknot, Badflower, Godsmack, Black Veil Brides, I Prevail, Trivium, Metallica, Crossfade, Volbeat, Disturbed, Korn, and Skillet. Congratulations to Donna Bowling from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brandon Johnson from Howe

Brandon shares that he has Asperger's Syndrome. "It doesn't bring me down at all if anything it just makes life more colorful." Brandon is a big gamer. His favorite video game at the moment is Persona 5. Brandon had this to say about meeting Tobias Forge of Ghost; "Very nice guy, honestly someone I think would be awesome to drink with." His favorite thing about The Bear is discovering new music through the station. The artists that help Brandon get through the day are Ghost, Tool, Pop Evil, Falling in Reverse, Coheed and Cambria, Volbeat, Disturbed, amd Mastodon. Congratulations to Brandon Johnson from Howe, Today’s Listener of the Day.

Shawn “Chow” Larkin from Ridgeville

Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife, his 18 grandkids, and his 10 fur babies. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ's! "They help me get through my 10 hour shifts." The artists that help Shawn get through the day are Falling In Reverse, The Hu, Papa Roach, Metallica, Motionless In White, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Shawn Larkin from Ridgeville, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Brad Ruckman from Claypool

Brad is a father of three, a plumbing apprentice, and enjoys golf! His favorite thing about The Bear is: The fact that you guys play actual rock music The artists that help Brad get through the day are Breaking Benjamin, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, and Black Stone Cherry. Congratulations to Brad Ruckman from Claypool, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Laura Yates from Montpelier

Laura is a happily married mother of one, and has been a metalhead since before she could read. She works full time and when she's not taking care of her son, she like to spend her free time sewing, working on antique sewing machines, crocheting, and reading articles on archaeology. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the DJs. The artists that help Laura get through the day are Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots, The Hu, and Lacuna Coil. Congratulations to Laura Yates from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Timothy Surfield from Lima

Timothy has one son and two stepdaughters with his wife. He shared that he is a stay at home dad right now homeschooling his son. He loves being outdoors and doing fun activities with his family. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of rock! The artists that help get Timothy through the day are Shinedown, AC/DC, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Kid Rock. Korn, and Limp Bizkit. Congratulations to Timothy Surfield from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day!

Alicia Stretch from North Adams, MI

Alicia is a mom of two, stuck in *crappy* Michigan and I can’t wait to rock out at more concerts! Her favorite thing about The Bear is everything! "It gets me pumped for my day!" The artists that help Alicia get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, and Avatar, Congratulations to Alicia Stretch from North Adams, MI, Today’s Listener of the Day!

John Urso from Albion

John has four children, works for the town of Albion, and loves to ride his motorcycle. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music The artists that help John get through the day are all of them. "Music helps the soul." Congratulations to John Urso from Albion, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Christopher Tanksley from Fort Wayne

Christopher hast six kids. Loves football and video games. He is also a member of the Knot Just Decks gutter crew! His favorite thing about The Bear is all the Bear personalities. The artists that help Christopher get through the day are Green Day, Metallica, Disturbed, AC/DC, and Bad Wolves. Congratulations to Christopher Tanksley from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jodi Best from Lima

Jodi says her daughter is awesome! She is a star volleyball athlete. She is a massage therapist and massage therapy teacher. She also loves music, concerts and people!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the mixture of jams! The artists that help Jodi get through the day are Pink Floyd, In This Moment, Chevelle, Fuel, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Shinedown, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Jodi Best from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Charity Nicholson from Avilla

Charity loves music. She has a little baby at home and loves naps! Her favorite thing about The Bear is every single song! The artists that help Charity get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Beartooth, Five Finger Death Punch, Chris Cornell, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to Charity Nicholson from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tom Sprunger from Berne

Tom enjoys riding motorcycles, spending time with family and friends and traveling. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music and personalities The artists that help Tom get through the day are Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC, Metallica, Disturbed, Slipknot, and Ghost. Congratulations to Tom Sprunger from Berne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jesson Burrous from Churubusco

Jesson shares that he's a skateboarder, lovse getting tattoos, and drinking beer. His favorite thing about The Bear is the kick ass lineup of music. The artists that help Jesson get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, Bad Flower, and Nirvana. Congratulations to Jesson Burrous from Churubusco, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Erin Elpers from Fort Wayne

Erin has been in the Indiana National Guard for almost 11 years, been married for over six years, and loves to travel with her husband. They enjoy exploring new town and zoos! Her favorite thing about The Bear is their interactions with the listeners. The artists that help Erin get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Smashing Pumpkins, Dropkick Murphys, and Evanescence. Congratulations to Erin Elpers from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Zane Gosser from Marion

Zane shares that he works three jobs so he can help his girlfriend through college. He likes to fish and ride his Harley Davidson crossbones while rocking out with 98.9 The Bear. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "They play music that I want to listen to and they have very funny radio personalities." The artists that help Zane get through the day are System of a Down, Slipknot, Corey Taylor, FFDP, Greta Van Fleet, Staind, Beastie Boys, and The Hu. Congratulations to Zane Gosser from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amy Slaven from Redkey, IN

Amy shares that she has three children, a fiancée, and two Boxers. She works as an RN Case Manager at her local hospital. She enjoys music, especially going to concerts! Her favorite thing about The Bear is they play all the music I love! The artists that help Amy get through the day are Seether, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Kid Rock. Congratulations to Amy Slaven from Redkey, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Thomas Mormon from Waterloo

Thomas shares that he has two dogs and a cat. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety in the music and all the different radio personalities. "When I moved down south for a year I made sure to still listen for my daily laugh." The artists that help Thomas get through the day are Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, Korn, Breaking Benjamin, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Thomas Mormon from Waterloo, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Kathy Perkins from Ashley

Kathy works for Cameron Hospital in registration. She loves spending time with her five kids and 14 grandkids, along with her friends and family. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music!!!!! The artists that help Kathy get through the day are FFDP, Metallica, Sixx AM, Iron Maiden, and Dio. Congratulations to Kathy Perkins from Ashley, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Luke Motycka from Galloway, OH

Luke is married with two young boys. He works in maintenance at a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Columbus, Ohio. Luke loves football and collecting/playing retro and modern video games. His favorite thing about The Bear is being able to discover new rock songs! The artists that help Luke get through the day are Falling in Reverse, Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Three Days Grace, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Luke Motycka from Galloway, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Valerie Hall from Fort Wayne

Valerie is a drummer and loves her Fort Wayne friends with all her heart and just as much as her family!!! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Valerie get through the day are Tool, In This Moment, Metallica, Kings of Leon, Highly Suspect, and Perfect Circle. Congratulations to Valerie Hall from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jason Tice from Lima

Jason loves music, animals, and beer. And movies! His favorite thing about The Bear is the great tunes and amazing events. The artists that help Jason get through the day are Guns N Roses, Marilyn Manson, Stone Sour, Poison, Van Halen, Megadeth, Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, and Mushroomhead. Congratulations to Jason Tice from Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Molly Young from Wapakoneta

Molly is celebrating 28 years of marriage. Has a 12 year old daughter that loves the station too!! She loves going to concerts and go to the range to shoot targets. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs and they play the best music around! The artists that help Molly get through the day are Korn, Shinedown, Bad Wolves, Papa Roach, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Molly Young from Wapakoneta, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Cody Dukes from Ottawa, OH

Cody is a Cincinnati Reds fan, enjoys a cold Busch Light, and he and his wife Taylor are expecting their first baby! His favorite thing about The Bear is they play the best rock. The artists that help Cody get through the day are Motionless in White, I Prevail, Metallica, Rush, System of a Down, Godsmack, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Cody Dukes from Ottawa, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amber Bowers from Hicksville, OH

Amber is a mom of four kids. She enjoys dirt track racing, bingo, being adventurous, and meeting new people. She works at Therma Tru Doors in Butler Indiana. Amber is also a newlywed! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the best music! The artists that help Amber get through the day are Nirvana, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Buckcherry, Hinder, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Drowning Pool, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Amber Bowers from Hicksville, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Michael Marshall from Van Wert

Michael say when he's not at work he's usually with friends and family, cookouts, or at the gun range, He also loves to play cod of duty with his nephews online who live out of state. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. "There’s always something for everybody." The artists that help Michael get through the day are Bullet for my Valentines, Sliverstein, Ozzy, Linkin Park, and Staind. Congratulations to Michael Marshall from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jacklyn Newhouse from Fort Wayne

Jackie loves music. Has three "little spawns who are amazing and my heart and soul!" She also loves going out and enjoying nature when she can! Her favorite thing about The Bear is how relatable everyone and they are always playing something good! The artists that help Jackie get through the day are Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Korn, Highly Suspect, Mudvayne, Primus, The White Stripes, and Beck. Congratulations to Jackie Newhouse from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Nathan White from Grabill

Nathan is a husband and father. He is also a service tech, loves his firearms, and working hands on. His favorite thing about The Bear is everything! The artists that help Nathan get through the day are Five Finger death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Theory of a Deadman, In This Moment, Disturbed, Metallica, and Nirvana. Congratulations to Nathan White from Grabill, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Brett Bauer from Huntington

Brett is a truck driver, sports fan, and family man. "I love passing my music down to the younger generations in my family." His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show and the music. The artists that help Brett get through the day are Metallica, Ozzy, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Disturbed, Alice In Chains, and Pop Evil. Congratulations to Brett Bauer from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Michelle Roeder from Fort Jennings

Michelle is a mom and dog mom! She loves to craft, travel, and work is just a necessity. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. The artists that help Michelle get through the day are Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Veil Brides, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Michelle Roeder from Fort Jennings, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Sierra Bauer from Huntington

Sierra is a mama of two little "monsters;" 6&2. She in recovery, THREE years sober now (hallelujah) and is a medical assistant who is going to school to be a registered nurse. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show! "Their conversations flow effortlessly and always start my day off with some laughs or smiles." The artists that help Sierra get through the day are Ozzy, Metallica, Motley Crue, Korn, Tool, Staind, Breaking Benjamin, and System of a Down. Congratulations to Sierra Bauer from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Mariah Dunlap from Mark Center, OH

Mariah is a college student from Northwest Ohio currently trying to move to the Fort Wayne area with her boyfriend. She wants to become a video game designer, " I want to combine my love for video games, metal music, and writing into one." Mariah is also a cat mom. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music but she also really enjoy Heather and the interviews Lou Brutus does. The artists that help Mariah get through the day are Megadeth, Metallica, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Led Zeppelin, and Greta Van Fleet. Congratulations to Mariah Dunlap from Mark Center, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jordan Mitchey from Decatur

Jordan says her and her husband are gamers and they have a beautiful one year old daughter who loves to listen and dance to The Bear. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Hosts ❤. The artists that help Jordan get through the day are Papa Roach, Shinedown, Godsmack, Green Day, Blink 182, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, and Nirvana. Congratulations to Jordan Brown from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Zeke Hunt from Paulding, OH

Zeke shares that he makes Youtube videos (Youtube:Hunt Gaming/Productions). He tractor pull and loves spending time with his parents. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great DJs, "they are funny and super nice." The artists that help Zeke get through the day are Three Days Grace, Linkin Park, Glorious Sons, Led Zeppelin, Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Theory of a Deadman, and Avenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Zeke Hunt from Paulding, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ashley Krouskop From Lima

Ashley share that her beautiful daughter, Rory, has epilepsy and has her own little farm with dogs, goats, chickens, and cows. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and watching my daughter rock out to it! The artists that help Ashley get through the day are AC\DC (daughter loves Thunderstruck), Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Ashley Krouskop From Lima, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jennifer Born from Haviland, OH

Jennifer is a cancer survivor, single mom of a beautiful 13 yr old daughter who loves loves The Bear. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, the host & contests. The artists that help Jennifer get through the day are Nirvana and Korn. Congratulations to Jennifer Born from Haviland, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Sabra VanAuker from Garrett

Sabra loves photography. Has three beautiful and spunky daughters who are full of life and a handsome husband who works hard for their family! Sabra shares that her favorite color is lime green! Her favorite thing about The Bear is Heather Rooney; "she is one hell of an On- Air Personality!!" The artists that help Sabra get through the day are Shinedown, Pop Evil, Godsmack, Breaking Benjamin, The Hu, Marilyn Manson, Starset, Evanescence, and Bad Wolves. Congratulations to Sabra VanAuker from Garrett, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jamey Buster from Marion

Jamey is a huge, huge, HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and a huge family man, He's got 3 kids and 3 granddaughters and Ioves collecting old sports memorabilia! His favorite thing about The Bear is it’s the ONLY station I’ll listen to, I love the DJ’s, especially Miss Heather! The artists that help Jamey get through the day are Mötley Crüe, A7X, Volbeat, Pantera, Fozzy, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Ozzy, and Iron Maiden. Congratulations to Jamey Buster from Marion, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Nick Jones from Bryan, OH

Nick is married to his beautiful wife Rachel and have a 14 year old son named Ollie. NIck is a retired United States Marine and the Executive Chef at Two Bandits Brewing Co. Coldwater His favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck Show. Him and his listen everyday on the way to school. The artists that help Nick get through the day are Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Deftones, and Pantera. Congratulations to Nick Jones from Bryan, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rachel Seely from Fort Wayne

Rachel is a mom to an 18 month old. Her favorite thing about The Bear is they always play my favorites The artists that help Rachel get through the day are Audioslave, Nirvana, Metallica, Motley Crüe, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Rachel Seely from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Makenzie Fishbaugh from Huntington

Makenzie has seen 14 rock bands/artists in concert. She's taken two history of rock and roll classes in college. AND is a first gen college student. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts. They are great and they always play the best music The artists that help Makenzie get through the day are Papa Roach, Pink Floyd, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Rob Zombie, Living Colour, POD, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Makenzie Fishbaugh from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Sara Ahlers from Saint Marys, OH

Sara shares that when she's not hauling her four children to around to their different activities, she enjoy day trips with her husband and museums. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music selection and the awesome DJ's. "THE best radio station around!" The artists that help Sara get through the day are Metallica, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Black Sabbath, Tool, Fozzy, and Trivium. Congratulations to Sara Ahlers from Saint Marys, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Brandon Wright from Huntington

Brandon has a beautiful two year old girl. He loves working on cars and fixing up houses. "Rock n roll soothes my soul - I drive semi 9.5 hours a day and the only thing that keeps me sane is listening to the bear!" His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee & Kluck Show The artists that help Brandon get through the day are Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, and Godsmack. Congratulations to Brandon Wight from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Hubert Miller from Defiance, OH

Hubert enjoys disc golfing and spending time with his wife and kids. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Hubert get through the day are In Flames, Nothing More, and Atreyu. Congratulations to Hubert Miller from Defiance, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Casey Jones from Fort Recovery, OH

Casey has worked at KAUP PHARMACY, INC for 24 plus years. She loves to decorate and redo old furniture. Casey has 2 "kick ass teenage sons that help keep me up with the times." Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "It's a cool station and just fun in general." The artists that help Casey get through the day are Ghost, Local H, Slipknot, Ozzy, Volbeat, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves, Papa Roach, and The Hu Congratulations to Casey Jones from Fort Recovery, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Dillon Swartz from Saint Mary’s, OH

Dillon loves his two daughters. He shares that is is also an artist and that he is a human memory catalogue for music. His favorite thing about The Bear is the Music The artists that help Dillon get through the day are Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Korn, Escape The Fate, Tool, Asking Alexandria, and Motionless In White. Congratulations to Dillon Swartz from Saint Mary’s, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Bill Williams from Ottawa, OH

Bill shares that he is an ex paratrooper of the 82nd airborne division. He's got the perfect wife and great kids! Bill is a crane operator at Richard's Building Supply. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Bill get through the day are Disturbed, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, and Korn. Congratulations to Bill Williams from Ottawa, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Wendy Haviland from Fort Wayne

Wendy has six boys, loves going to concerts, and enjoys driving everyone around as an Uber Driver. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Wendy get through the day are "All of them." Congratulations to Wendy Haviland from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

LeAnn Hile from Fort Wayne

LeAnn is a drywall sander at Parker Drywall and a mother of two girls and seven grandchildren. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music! The artists that help LeAnn get through the day are In This Moment, Godsmack, AC/DC, and Shinedown. Congratulations to LeAnn Hile from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Stephanie Islas from Fort Wayne

Stephanie is a chemotherapy nurse. Rock music is her hobby. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. The Jason Lee and Kluck show. Gunner. "He’s so funny and I like the questions he asks." And The Lou Brutus. "He always has great artists on his show and I look forward to poetry corner." The artists that help Stephanie get through the day are Falling In Reverse, I Prevail, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice In Chains, Chevelle, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin, Audioslave, and Metallica. Congratulations to Stephanie Islas from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ashleigh Sommers from Ashley, IN

Ashleigh loves her three dogs. She's always singing and hanging out with friends and family Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety! The artists that help Ashleigh get through the day are Halestorm, Ozzy, Five Finder Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Guns N Roses, Metallica, Shinedown, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Ashleigh Sommers from Ashley, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Samantha Bonn from Bluffton

Sam is a single mom of two awesome boys. She's a CNA and loves to read and sing. Her favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck show and the music. The artists that help Sam get through the day are Rob Zombie and Slipknot. Congratulations to Samantha Bonn from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tyler Woods from Fort Wayne

Tyler is married to his high school sweetheart, Sarah. They have a Golden retriever rescue named Sadie. Tyler loves getting out and golfing in the summer with friends and family. In his spare time he enjoys working on his Camaro. His favorite thing about The Bear is the concerts that are promoted and love that the Bear is a down to earth radio station. The artists that help Tyler get through the day are Nonpoint, Sevendust, Gemini Syndrome, Shinedown, Daughtry, Pop Evil, Nothing More, and Seether. Congratulations to Tyler Woods from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Steven Walls II from Fort Wayne

Steven is a father of two, loves his girlfriend and all of his family including the kitty cat. He enjoys writing poems and cleaning up old cemeteries. His favorite thing about The Bear is the D.J.'s and their energy, the tunes and the promos. The artists that help Steven get through the day are Falling In Reverse, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Creed, Metallica, and GnR. Congratulations to Steven Walls II from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Dennis Black from Huntington

Dennis is a welder, father of three great girls, and loves arrowhead hunting. His favorite thing about The Bear is "You guys rock!" The artists that help Dennis get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy, Bad Wolves, and Rob Zombie. Congratulations to Dennis Black from Huntington, Today’s Listener of the Day – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amber Adkins from Fort Wayne

Amber is a mama of two boys. Loves outdoor activities with family and friends. She is also a history buff. Her favorite thing about The Bear is Hard drive XL. The artists that help Amber get through the day are Slipknot, All That Remains, Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, and I Prevail . Congratulations to Amber Adkins from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amanda Baker from Huntington

Amanda is a badass mama of four! Works her tail off "to appease the product lords of cheap and plenty at Dollar Tree." She also has a dream to become a surgical dentist! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the endless supply of rock music, The Jason Lee and Kluck show, concerts, and the amazing like minded humor and news entertainment stories from all the personalities. The artists that help Amanda get through the day are Badflower, Incubus, Blind Melon, Tool, Jelly Roll, and A Perfect Circle. Congratulations to Amanda Baker from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tim Cole from Findlay, OH

Tim says he's a father of two and dad to many. He's done construction my whole life and he enjoys his beer! His favorite thing about The Bear is everything. The artists that help Tim get through the day are Pantera, Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, Slayer, and Butthole Surfers. Congratulations to Tim Cole from Findlay, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rick Perry Jr. from Bluffton

Rick is a 3rd shift mechanic for a trucking company. A father of 4 (2 boys and 2 girls) 3 dogs and 2 cats. His favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of older and new rock. Rick says he doesn’t really have any favorite bands or songs, He loves all rock and metal and The Bear has always been my best source of finding something good to listen to while I’m driving or working. Congratulations to Rick Perry Jr. from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ashley Bailey from Fort Wayne

Ashley is married to Brenton and a dog mom to a golden retriever named Lucy. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck show and the great music variety The artists that help Ashley get through the day are Greta Van Fleet, Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, Pink Floyd, I Prevail, and Asking Alexandria. Congratulations to Ashley Bailey from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amanda Park from Decatur

Amanda share that she is turning 40 this year. She has three awesome kids. Her son recently graduated and her two daughters are two peas in a pod. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music. Keeping it fresh with new music but not forgetting the classics! The artists that help Amanda get through the day are Korn, Deftones, Crosses, Metallica, an dAvenged Sevenfold. Congratulations to Amanda Park from Decatur, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Debbie Upton from Fort Wayne

Debbie is am a mother of 2 boys and GiGi to 2 grandsons. She attend Komets & Tin Caps games regularly along with going to most Rock Concerts (especially those hosted by 98.9.) Darts are her favorite past time. Along with frequenting the Deck during the summer and Mitchell's in the winter!! Deb is the office manager for a local Advertising Agency. Her favorite thing about The Bear is thevariety of music, new and old rock The artists that help Debbie get through the day are KoRn, FFDP, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin , and Godsmack. Congratulations to Debbie Upton from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Cheyanne Keairnes from Fort Wayne

Cheyanne is am a single mom of two rowdy boys. Her favorite thing about The Bear is everything The artists that help Cheyanne get through the day are I Prevail, Bush, Rob Zombie, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, and Evanescence. Congratulations to Cheyanne Keairnes from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

James Koger from Avilla

James says; “Beers bon fires and babes.” His favorite thing about The Bear is the new music The artists that help James get through the day are Papa Roach and The Hu, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Pantera, and Tool. Congratulations to James Koger from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

John Chambers from Ossian

Johnny drives for Vomac. Has three kids; Jackson (3) Jordan (2) and one boy Justin on the way. Johnny has been married to his beautiful wife Jessica for two almost three years. His favorite thing about The Bear is the awesome music. The artists that help Johnny get through the day are I Prevail, Bad Wolves, Ozzy, Shinedown, Falling in Reverse, and The Pretty Reckless. Congratulations to John Chambers from Ossian, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tammy Kwinn from Fort Wayne

Tammy is a hairstylist and a Mom to 2 teenagers and a preteen. She is going back to school for medical office administration. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and concerts The artists that help Tammy get through the day are Ice Nine Kills, Papa Roach, Korn, I Prevail, Ozzy, Slipknot, and In This Moment. Congratulations to Tammy Kwinn from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day – Text LOD to 46862 To Be The Next Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Elisha Oneil from Nova Scotia

Elisha is a mom of two, works at a bakery, and listens to music almost 24/7. Her favorite thing about The Bear is yhe hosts of course! "Love you guys" The artists that help Elisha get through the day are Disturbed, In this moment, Citizen Soldier, Godsmack, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, Atreyu, and Five finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Elisha Oneil from Nova Scotia, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Emily Davidson from Auburn

Emily works in a medical lab, has a bachelors in Biology from Ball State, and can play the Saxophone! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the shows. They are hilarious! The artists that help Emily get through the day are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Volbeat, Pearl Jam, Ozzy, and Three Days Grace. Congratulations to Emily Davidson from Auburn, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rebekah Waugh from Alger, OH

Rebekah is married and has two kids. She's a stay at home mom and likes drawing and reading. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the mix of new and classic rock. The artists that help Rebekah get through the day are Queen, Volbeat, Disturbed, and Slipknot. Congratulations to Rebekah Waugh from Alger, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Michaela Summy from Warsaw

Michaela is a stay at home mom of two beautiful daughters, Rhiannon and Starla. She enjoys going to watch national acts, and also enjoy supporting local music, especially a band called Total Head Case "where my wonderful husband Paul and our awesome friends Don, Nick, Chris and Darren play both awesome covers and originals." Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The fun giveaways. And all the awesome concert announcements. The artists that help Michaela get through the day are Papa Roach, Black Label Society, Pantera, Metallica, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Michaela Summy from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Karen VanAuken from LaOtto

Karen shares that she is a Grandma of five amazing children. Mom of two amazing daughters. She loves to collect of vinyl records. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and quirkiness of the air-staff; "love ya all!" The artists that help Karen get through the day are Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Type O Negative, Slash/Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Five Finger Death Punch, Velvet Revolver, and The Cult. Congratulations to Karen VanAuken from LaOtto, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Nick Flory from Defiance

Nick enjoys spending time with his daughter Hailey, riding his Harley, and making memes of all his friends. His favorite thing about The Bear is the contests, and everything The Bear does to help the community. The artists that help Nick get through the day are Korn, Rob Zombie, Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More. Congratulations to Nick Flory from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Stephanie Fleckenstein from Wolcottville

Stephanie is happily married to her high school sweetheart, soon to celebrate 22 years together. They both love the bear! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the hosts and music The artists that help Stephanie get through the day are System of a Down, Metallica, and Ozzy. Congratulations to Stephanie Fleckenstein from Wolcottville, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tim Gallimore from Wapakoneta

Tim loves spending time with the wife and kids, and enjoys shooting his firearms His favorite thing about The Bear is everything. Great music, contests, and the djs just help ease the work day. The artists that help Tim get through the day are AC/DC, Metallica, Smith and Myers, Tool, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Tim Gallimore from Wapakoneta, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Andrew Maggard from Van Buren

Andrew is an Army veteran, does maintenance at an Ethanol plant, and says the bear is on every radio he owns! His favorite thing about The Bear is everything! "You guys rock!" The artist that helps Andrew get through the day is Five Finger Death punch! 😎 Congratulations to Andrew Maggard from Van Buren, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air

Chelsea Miller from Defiance

Chelsea is recently married, likes music, loves her family, and hate talking about herself... Her favorite thing about The Bear is: Heather’s Torti Cat The artists that help Chelsea get through the day are Blur, I Prevail, Highly Suspect, Asking Alexandria, In Flames, Congratulations to Chelsea Miller from Defiance, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Clayton Coffey from Hartford City

Clayton says he's a hard working man and hishobbies are playing basketball, working on cars, and spending time with my wife and kids. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and the Jason Lee and Kluck Show The artists that help Clayton get through the day are Godsmack, Asking Alexandra, and Bullet for my Valentine. Congratulations to Clayton Coffey from Hartford City, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ian Ross from Avilla

Ian loves riding Harley's! His favorite thing about The Bear is is the mix of music, old school and new. The artists that help Ian get through the day are Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Ian Ross from Avilla, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.