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.”

To enter, submit a photo below and answer a few simple questions. Please enter only ONCE.

Sydney Cosner from Pennville, IN

Sydney is engaged and getting married to the best man she could ask for in January! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the mix between old and new rock The artists that help Sydney get through the day are Alice in Chains, Collective Soul, Korn, Lacuna Coil, Mark Tremonti, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Trapt, and Motionless In White. Congratulations to Sydney Cosner from Pennville, IN, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

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Derek Adams from Fort Wayne

Derek has three boys and loves going to the gym. His favorite thing about The Bear is the good variety of music and The Jason Lee and Kluck show!! The artists that help Derek get through the day are Theory of a Deadman, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Foo Fighters, and Shinedown. Congratulations to Derek Adams from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Kathy Amweg from Bluffton

Kat is a proud mother of three beautiful children and an even prouder Grandma of seven. Kat says; "My husband of 19 years just left and divorced me for his emotional affair. I am starting my life over at the young, tender age of 50. LETS ROCK THIS NEXT 50!!!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is it keeps her upbeat and smiling. "It has been a rough several months...thanks to the station & the music....i smile & laugh from ear to ear! I have realized....his gf can keep him!" The artists that help Kat get through the day are Staind, Saliva, Motley Crue, Dirty Honey, and The Hu. Congratulations to Kathy Amweg from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Destiney Mauger from Huntertown

Destiney has two amazing children; Gabe and Riley! Her favorite thing about The Bear is they play the best music hands down! The artist that help Destiney get through the day is Rob Zombie, he is her idol Congratulations to Destiney Mauger from Huntertown, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Dawn Filichia from Fort Wayne

Dawn has three children (29, 23 and 9) and four fur babies. She loves to be outdoors, especially kayaking. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the amount of music played. The artists that help Dawn get through the day are Pantera, Metallica, Guns and Roses, Disturbed, and System of a Down. Congratulations to Dawn Filichia from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Thomas “Freshly Squeezed” Murray from Van Wert

Thomas recently transferred from Grand Canyon University to University of Cincinnati to gain his Bachelors in Addiction Counseling. He also bass guitar, keyboards and drums. He loves baseball (Red Sox) & NASCAR (Christopher Bell). "Basically any sport I can nod off for an hour or so and not miss much of anything." His favorite thing about The Bear is they help attract killer acts to come to Fort Wayne. The artists that help Thomas get through the day are Mastodon, Tool, System of a Down, Godsmack, Ghost, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, Avenged Sevenfold, and Nine Inch Nails. Congratulations to Thomas Murray from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Lucas Hoover from New Haven

Lucas works in maintenance and has five kids. He also says he loves to meet new people and find new craft beers. His favorite thing about The Bear is JLNK and of course Heather. The artists that help St Luke get through the day are Greta Van Fleet, Volbeat, Tool, Chevelle, and The Pretty Reckless. Congratulations to Lucas Hoover from New Haven, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rhonda Perry from Van Wert

Rhonda loves gardening and animals, especially dogs and cats. Her favorite thing about The Bear is:EVERYTHING!! The artists that help Rhonda get through the day are A Day To Remember, Metallica, AC/DC, and Five Finger Death Punch. Congratulations to Rhonda Perry from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Michelle Hummer from Muncie

Michelle says she quit her job after her husband, Alan, passed away since he didn't get to and now lives life for them both! She always has music on, loves to go to Casinos, and loves her dog Lucky. Her favorite thing about The Bear is all the rock! The artists that help get through the day are Metallica, Daughtry, Shinedown, AC/DC, L.A. Rats, 5FDP, Staind, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, and Foo Fighters. Congratulations to Michelle Hummer from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Allister Page from Montpelier

Allister is married and a father of one. He's a forklift driver at Cast Metals Technology and likes his loud music. His favorite thing about The Bear is the great music and Heather Rooney The artists that help Allister get through the day are Badwolves, Linkin Park, Pantera, Disturbed, Theory of a Deadman, and Breaking Benjamin. Congratulations to Allister Page from Montpelier, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Todd Beard from Muncie

Todd says he eats, works, plays poker & sleeps, all while rocking with The Bear! Her favorite thing about The Bear is THE ONLY REAL rock station Indiana has to offer! The artists that help Todd get through the day are Three Days Grace, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Theory of a Deadman, Disturbed, and Fozzy. Congratulations to Todd Beard from Muncie, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Nick Kelble from Antwerp

Nick owns and operates a custom wood and sign shop called Kelble Custom Crafting. His favorite thing about The Bear is the on air personalities. "They are always very friendly and great to talk to." The artists that help Nick get through the day are TOOL, Highly Suspect, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, and AC/DC. Congratulations to Nick Kelble from Antwerp, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Casey Milburn from Indianapolis

Casey has two daughters and is a Supervisor for UPS. His favorite thing about The Bear is "It’s a true rock station. I love to jam out when working out!" The artists that help Casey get through the day are Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Casey Milburn from Anderson, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Sabra Nofziger from Defiance, OH

Sabra is a dog mom who also raises chickens. She says in her spare time she likes to hang out and rock out to The Bear! Her favorite thing about The Bear is they always playing the best music!! Never gets old! The artists that help Sabra get through the day are Theory of Deadman, Slipknot, Disturbed, Shamans Harvest, Badflower, Bad Wolves, FFDP, All that Remains, Staind, and Candlebox. Congratulations to Sabra Nofziger from Defiance, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tyler Morgan from Fort Wayne

Tyler loves to skateboard. He is a 1st year arborist who works at Woody Tree Service. He also wants to take the time out to congratulate his buddy Justin and his wife on their first kid!!! His favorite thing about The Bear is the Djs; "you guys are hilarious!" The artists that help Tyler get through the day are Nirvana, Pearl Jam, FFDP, Beastie Boys, Incubus, Rush, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, and Linkin Park. Congratulations to Tyler Morgan from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Aaron Starbuck from Paulding, OH

Aaron is a single Dad, a graphic designer and loves playing guitar or riding my motorcycle. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music; "when all else fails, The Bear always has something good to hear." The artists that help Aaron get through the day are Pantera, Ghost, Judas Priest, Queensrych, Ozzy, Hellyeah, White Zombie, The Hu, and Kill Switch Engage. Congratulations to Aaron Starbuck from Paulding, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Suzie Ebbing from Fort Wayne

Suzie is one lucky lady who enjoys being retired! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of tunes. The artists that help Suzie get through the day are GNR, Aerosmith, ACDC, and Motley Crue. Congratulations to Suzie Ebbing from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jennifer Byrkett from Kendalville

Jennifer is married with three kids, is a dance teacher, and a college student. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the rawness and realness of everyone. "I love Jason Lee and Kluck." The artists that help get through the day are Motionless in White, I Prevail, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to Jennifer Byrkett from Kendalville, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rylan Thompson from Fort Wayne

Rylan says he is a musician. His favorite thing about The Bear is the selection of music! The artists that help Rylan get through the day are Black Veil Brides, Palaye Royale, Motionless in White, Slipknot, and Misfits. Congratulations to Rylan Thompson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Amanda Todd from Delphos, OH

Amanda is happily married with two kids. She loves all music! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music!! The artists that help get through the day are Marilyn Manson, Tool, System of a Down, Seether, Pearl Jam, and Flyleaf. Congratulations to Amanda Todd from Delphos, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Serena Rockwood from Akron, OH

Serena says is a competitive bowler and a night owl who grew up listening to rock music! "I'm a rock girl for life!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. "Always has a good combination." The artists that help Serena get through the day are I Prevail , Korn, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Volbeat, and A Day To Remember. Congratulations to Serena Rockwood from Akron, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Kristina Kittle from Garrett

Tina loves her boyfriend, his son, and her two adult daughters. She also enjoys kayaking and a good bonfire. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music and Heather. The artists that help Tina get through the day are Bad Wolves, Corey Taylor, Black Label Society, and Drowning Pool. Congratulations to Kristina Kittle from Garrett, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Tracy Hausman from Fremont

Tracy loves to live life, especially when riding his Harley Davidsons! His favorite thing about The Bear is EVERYTHING! The artists that help Tracy get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, AC\DC, Godsmack , and Tool. Congratulations to Tracy Hausman from Fremont, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Angel “The Bass Ninja” Thomas form Harriman, TN

The Bass Ninja enjoys bass fishing, hiking, hanging with her bestest Marianne and my man. "It feels like I work to fish but hope one day fishing pays me!" Angel is also a proud mother of four beautiful daughters as well as four amazing children by marriage so a momma of 8. Her favorite thing about The Bear is their rawness. The artists that help Angel The Bass Ninja get through the day are DIO, Slipknot, Korn, Buckcherry, Ted Nugent, GnR, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Angel Thomas from Harriman TN, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ashley Worrell from Monroevile

Ashley is 27 and has a son. She has worked in the medical field for about 10 years and loves to go to dirt track races. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the Jason Lee and Kluck show; they keep me listening and laughing. The artists that help Ashley get through the day are Disturbed, Tool, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, FFDP, and Korn. Congratulations to Ashley Worrell from Monroevile, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Jessie Sills from Bluffton

Jessie says he has a great job, great friends, and a smoking hot girl! His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Jessie get through the day are Korn, Seether, Shinedown, AC\DC, and GNR. Congratulations to Jessie Sills from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Rhiannon Wilson from Fort Wayne

Rhiannon is married, makes her own skincare products, and works at Nordmann Law Offices. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music variety. The artists that help Rhiannon get through the day are Metallica, AC/DC, Pantera, FFDP, Ozzy, Guns n Roses, Foo Fighters, and Disturbed. Congratulations to Rhiannon Wilson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Adam Anders from Ossian

Adam says he's the father of a 5 year old girl that he loves spending time with. He also does fingerprinting for the state and federal governments. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of music and the DJs are simply awesome! The artists that help Adam get through the day are Tool, Deftones, System of a Down, and Mushroomhead. Congratulations to Adam Anders from Ossian, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Veronica Nicholson from Fort Wayne

Veronica says she's an attorney, Loves her nephews and niece, and enjoys sleeping in on weekends! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music, of course! I also like Lou Brutus and the Jason Lee and Kluck show. The artists that help Veronica get through the day are Three Days Grace, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Badflower, Cage the Elephant, Pop Evil, Everlast, Redlight King, Audioslave, and Stone Sour. Congratulations to Veronica Nicholson from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Chuck Ferrell from West Virginia

Chuck has been listening to the station since he was 12 and is 36 now. He's a father, husband, hardworker at Mullican Flooring, Musician, paranormal investigator, artist, and a collector of action figures. Him and his wife are expecting their second child. His favorite thing about The Bear is the shows. People funnier than hell, lol. The artists that help Chuck get through the day are Aerosmith and GnR. Congratulations to Chuck Ferrell from West Virginia, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Ryan Nelson from St. Joe

Ryan works at Momper Insulation and says he's married to his amazing with Sarah. They have four kids ages 18 month to eight years old. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ’s and music! The artists that help Ryan get through the day are Shinedown, RAGE, The Pretty Reckless, Korn, and Metallica. Congratulations to Ryan Nelson from St. Joe, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Steven Milom from Grabill

Steven lives in Grabill with the wife and his two youngest daughters. He says he loves working on anything he can get a wrench on and The Bear is his life's soundtrack. His favorite thing about The Bear is the variety of old and new music. The artists that help Steven get through the day are GnR, Disturbed, Papa Roach, and Volbeat Congratulations to Steven Milom from Grabill, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

John Allen from Sherwood, OH

John says he has 3 children, two dogs, and one wife. Loves hobbies that have him outside as much as possible. His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs are very entertaining. The artists that help John get through the day are Rage Against The Machine, Pantera, Prodigy, Suicidal Tendencies, Static-X, Butthole Surfers, and Marilyn Manson. Congratulations to John Allen from Sherwood, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Skyla Menke from Van Wert

Skyla says she loves listening to music. Loves her family & friends. She loves animals, drawing and working! Her favorite thing about The Bear is: The Jason Lee and Kluck Show, the music, contests, and everyone's funny content The artists that help Skyla get through the day are Incubus, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Disturbed, Underoath, Blink 182, Counting Crows, and A Day To Remember. Congratulations to Skyla Menke from Van Wert, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Kadey Dollar from Bluffton

Kadey says she's into singing, reading, and writing. She also takes care of 2 small boys and goes to school full time. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the DJs and the variety in the music is awesome! The artists that help Kadey get through the day are Seether, Metallica, Theory of a Deadman, AC/DC, Pop Evil, Slipknot. Congratulations to Kadey Dollar from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Zach Stamper from Warsaw

Zach say he's a music fanatic, a wrestler, and loves to hunt and fish. His favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help Zach get through the day are All That Remains, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Dio, Metallica, Linkin Park, and Killswitch Engage. Congratulations to Zach Stamper from Warsaw, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Vincent Cook from Fort Wayne

Vincent says he has the best fiancé and they have a little rocker on the way! They have two dogs, a basset and wiener dog. Vincent says he can be found usually watching baseball or football and trying new beers when he gets time.  His favorite thing about The Bear is: That they play new and old rock The artists that help Vincent get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Tool, Ozzy, Slipknot, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Vincent Cook from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Erica Kogge from Saint Marys, OH

Erica says she just recently got her own house. She adores reading books and loves going to see concerts. Her favorite thing about The Bear is the head banging, loud as all get out, mix of new and classic rock. The artists that help Erica get through the day are Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, In this moment, Led Zeppelin, Falling in Reverse , and New Year’s Day. Congratulations to Erica Kogge from Saint Marys, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Aaron Baumgartner from Bluffton

Aaron is a huge movie buff. He loves watching the Cubs (hopefully win another World Series). Aaron is also a proud Navy Veteran. His favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show. The artists that help Aaron get through the day are Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Beastie Boys, Green Day, Led Zeppelin , and Nirvana. Congratulations to Aaron Baumgartner from Bluffton, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Alyssa Switzer from Ohio City

Alyssa says she has a beautiful daughter, she helps make semi-trailers, and wants to become a plumber! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the music. The artists that help get through the day are FFDP, Architects, Atreyu, Zero 9:36, and Stellar. Congratulations to Alyssa Switzer from Ohio City, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Sabrina Osmun from Hicksville, OH

Sabrina says she is married to an amazing man and loves cats! Her favorite thing about The Bear is the fact that "It's my metal escape in a world of country and pop music" The artists that help Sabrina get through the day are ALL OF THEM!! Surprise me! Congratulations to Sabrina Osmun from Hickvills, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Corey Woods from Fort Wayne

Corey likes riding his Harley with his wife. His favorite thing about The Bear is Heather. He says, "She's the best!" The artists that help Corey get through the day are anything by Hinder. Congratulations to Corey Woods from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Taylor Radcliffe from Paulding, OH

Taylor says, "I have a loving wife, four boys, a pitbull and like anything outdoors." His favorite thing about The Bear is the fact that it's been rocking his radio for over 15 years! The artists that help Taylor get through the day are Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and Volbeat. Congratulations to Taylor Radcliffe from Paulding, OH, today’s Listener of the Day - powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Christopher Thatcher from Eaton, IN

Chris works at Huggin's in Hartford City and says, "I have two kids, a beautiful wife and I will do anything for my family." His favorite thing about The Bear is the DJ's. The artists that help Chris get through the day are: • Disturbed • Rob Zombie • Bad Wolves • The Hu • Five Finger Death Punch Congratulations to Christopher Thatcher from Eaton, OH, Today’s Listener of the Day - Powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

David Stout from Fort Wayne

David is 24-years-old, recently moved to Fort Wayne, and has been married for over a year. He says, "I play guitar and drums and try to be the best provider for my family that I can be." David's favorite thing about The Bear is The Jason Lee and Kluck Show, "so I can get some laughs in while on my way to work." The artists that help David get through the day are Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Godsmack, Metallica, and Korn. Congratulations to David Stout from Fort Wayne, Today’s Listener of the Day, powered by J.F. Miller – Your Honest Choice for Heating and Air.

Kalie Baier from Dunkirk

Kalie says, "I’m a mom of 2 kiddos, music gets me through the days, and I’m 31 years old." Her favorite thing about The Bear is, "the variety of rock music." The artists that help Kalie get through the day are: • Korn • AC/DC • Bad Wolves • System of a Down

Cassie Anderson from Bryan, OH

Cassie says; "I have two cats and I like to play video games." Her favorite thing about The Bear is: I enjoy Jason Lee and Kluck The artists that help Cassie get through the day are: • Volbeat • Five Finger Death Punch • Shinedown • Papa Roach • Pop Evil

Jenny Rosalez from Decatur

Jenny says: "I'm a mom and a wife and I love winter!!" Her favorite thing about The Bear is: Hardly any commercials The artists that help Jenny get through the day are: • Metallica • Green Day

Jeremiah Meyer from West Liberty, KY

Jeremiah says: "Im Rockin all the way down in the Bluegrass! I work a lot. Family is important to me. Music is Life." His favorite thing about The Bear is: Able to online stream The artists that help Jeremiah get through the day are: • ACDC • Rob Zombie • Powerman 5000 • Halestorm

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