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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

 

Kevin Potter

President & General Manager

kevin@bartlesvilleradio.com

Kevin grew up in a football family, graduating from Putnam City High School in OKC. He got his degree from Cameron University (Lawton, OK) on football scholarship. Served on staff for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 3 years in Ardmore, OK before moving to Monmouth, Illinois, where he owned and operated WMOI and WRAM Radio for 15 years. Honors: Outstanding Community Service Award, 1995. Top YMCA Capital Campaign Fundraiser, 1997, 2017 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Pioneer Award, Oklahoma Broadcasters Association Board of Directors-former President, State of Okalhoma Aeronautics Board. Bartlesville Area Community Involvement:  FCA Adult Chapter President, Rotary Club, Salvation Army Board, OKWU Foundation Board of Trustees, Arvest Bank Board, Grace Community Church, Sage Investment Club. Past involvement: Bartlesville Community Foundation, Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce Board, Bartlesville Community Center Trust Authority, YMCA Board, Bartlsville Public Schools Foundation Board, Washington County SPCA Board President. Wife: Dorea & Three Boys: Heath, Kaleb and Brent and 5 grandchildren

Dorea Potter

Business Manager

dorea@bartlesvilleradio.com

Growing up in a “radio” family in Iowa, Dorea got initiated in “Oklahoma ways” while at the University of Oklahoma, on golf scholarship, earning her Journalism/Public Relations degree. Won Big 8 Golf Championship and was the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete at OU in 1981. Worked for Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1981-82. Married Kevin Potter and moved to Monmouth, Illinois where they owned and ran WMOI/WRAM Radio. Mother of 3 boys: Heath, Kaleb & Brent  Grandmother of four girls and one boy!  1997 - Outstanding Mother of Young Children in State of Illinois; 1998 - Athena Businesswoman of the Year; 2010 Ernie McAnaw Woman's Leadership Award. 2011 - inducted into Oklahoma's First Ladies Class by OK Federation of Republican Women, 2011 - National Assocation of Broadcasters Small Market Board, 2015 - National Task Force for Women's Ministry with Stonecroft Ministries   Bartlesville Activities: Bartlesville Ladies Connection - Regional Administrator for Stonecroft Ministries, FCA Adult Chapter Secretary, Bartlesville Sports Commission Founding Board member-past Vice Chair, Chapter FT PEO-past chaplain, Delta Delta Delta-past Alumni Reference Chair, Relay for Life past-Team Captain, American Heart Walk past-Communication Chair, Grace Community Church volunteer, Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary member, Washington County Republican Women member, Green Country Village past-Trustee Board Member, Junior Achievement-past classroom consultant, past treasurer-Bartlesville Community Center Trust Authority, past board member-Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Charlie Taraboletti

Operations Manager, News Director & Chief Engineer

charlie@bartlesvilleradio.com

Charlie is a broadcast professional with more than 25 years on the air. He and his wife, Ronda, have one son and are active in their church. Charlie serves on the Washington County Crime Stoppers board. He has an extensive background in community theater and you’ll often hear him make some theatrical reference when talking about today’s events. Charlie also keeps a hand in on the technical side of station operations as well, working with the engineering staff when necessary to make repairs and adjustments to station equipment. He learned electronics while serving in the Air National Guard. Charlie is listed in the 2004 and 2005 issues of Strathmore's "Who's Who" and served as a judge for the 2005 Mrs. Oklahoma pageant.  Follow Charlie on Twitter @1400Charlie.

Tami Brinkman

Sales Manager

tami@bartlesvilleradio.com

Tami brings twenty seven years of marketing experience to the sales team. She has business degree from the University of Oklahoma and specialties include: market research, product development, sales and sales training. Tami is originally from Madill, OK, but she had been in Bartlesville since 2000. Since her move to Bartlesville she has become very involved in community service through serving as the Bartlesville Regional United Way Campaign Executive Officer and serves on their Promotions Committee. Along with her duties at Bartlesville's United Way, she also is part of the Bartlesville Lady Bruin Fundraiser Committee and the Owasso Chamber of Commerce Total Resource Campaign. Over the years Tami has enjoyed rodeoing, modeling, and enjoying participating in many pageants. Over the years of competing in pageants, her favorite title once held was "Miss Sandbass." Tami was crowned with this title during the National Sandbass Festival on Lake Texoma. She is married to Koby Brinkman and has two amazing daughters, Taylor and Tessa. Tami's daughters keep her busy being involved in basketball, golf, karate, and just being kids. Her favorite things to do besides helping her customers generate business is traveling with her family and playing on their boat. Tami says that her greatest goal is to teach her kids that " Life is too short not to make the best out of what comes your way and to turn all in to lasting memories everyday!"

 

Kaleb Potter

Sales

kaleb@bartlesvilleradio.com

Kaleb grew up in radio around his parents and grandparents stations.  He is excited to continue the family business.  Kaleb is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance and works in sales and helps develop new business opportunities for the stations.  While at OU, he helped lead and organize the largest community service project in the State of Oklahoma, the Big Event and served in student government.  In Bartlesville, he serves on the local board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bartlesville Regional United Way, Woolaroc's Cow Theives and Outlaws Committee and helps the Bartlesville Sports Commission with several events.  He is married to Taylor and they have a dog named Callie.

Dave Crawford

Sales

dave@bartlesvilleradio.com

Dave is a native Texan, transplanted to Bartlesville 5 years ago. He's married to Paula and they have 2 sons; Travis & Garrett. Outside Sales has been his business for 36 years, primarily commercial plumbing material. He owned and operated a remodeling company for six years. Crawfords are members of Highland Park Baptist Church. Dave's interests and hobbies: music (rock and roll oldies), photography, history of the Southwest, and following The Fightin' Aggies of Texas A&M.

Mary Jane Mashunkashey

Sales

maryjane@bartlesvilleradio.com

Being a native Pawhuskan, Mary has lived, attended school and worked in Pawhuska for many years. She was employed for 26 years with the Osage County Court Clerk before retiring and coming to work for Bartlesville Radio. In her spare time, she volunteers to different organizations.  Serving on the Pawhuska Chamber Board for several years as past President, Vice President, and Secretary as well as chairing and serving on committees such as the Gala, Indian Taco Championship and Christmas parade.  Mary is currently a member of Pawhuska's Chapter of ESA serving as Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and serving as Treasurer on the Pawhuska Literacy Council.  She also currently serves on the Board of Bartlesville's Tri-County Technology Center as Deputy Clerk.  Other than civic service, Mary has an avid passion for family and loves spending time with her three boys and five granddaughters.

Ashley Brown

Sales

ashley@bartlesvilleradio.com

 

Levi Wilson

Sales

levi@bartlesvilleradio.com

 

 

Tina Romine

Promotions Director & Executive Assistant

tina@bartlesvilleradio.com

Tina Romine comes to us from Kansas. She is married to Jeremy, they have 2 wonderful children; Kolby & Kenna. Tina's hobbies include; cake decorating, anything to do with the beach and making crafts. She loves spending time with her family and volunteering for local events. She has been involved with Western Heritage Weekend for three years as well as several other events in and about Dewey, and Coffeyville (KS).  She feel in love with graphic design while working for Prestige Cabinets, where she worked for 10 years before the company was bought out and disbanded.

Evan Fahrbach

Sports Director & KRIG Mornings

evan@bartlesvilleradio.com

Evan Fahrbach is new to Bartlesville Radio by way of Wichita, Kansas, Oklahoma State University and Woodward. Evan is the voice of Bartlesville Bruins athletics, sports on Bartlesville Radio and KRIG mornings. Evan grew up in Wichita and fell in love with sports while going to Wichita State basketball and baseball games with his parents and friends. After realizing, at a young age, that he probably wasn’t going to make the big-bucks being able to play sports professionally, Evan started focusing on radio play-by-play. That led him to Oklahoma State where he graduated in four years with a degree in Sports Media. Evan is excited to be in Bartlesville and looks forward to getting to know more of the great people of Northeast Oklahoma.

Max Gross

Assistant Sports Director

max@bartlesvilleradio.com

Max is new to Bartlesville after four years of schooling at Oklahoma State where he received a degree in sports media. Originally from Kirkland, WA, he decided to stay in Oklahoma after college to pursue broadcasting. Max is a diehard fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners and will dedicate most of his free time to watching their games. He is very passionate about sports play-by-play and will serve as the voice of the Nowata Ironmen, Dewey Bulldoggers as well as Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles. Max previously served as the voice of Newkirk High School and the Newark (NY) Pilots of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. 

Ben Nicholas

Assistant News Director

ben@bartlesvilleradio.com

Ben was born and raised in the great state of Texas to an Oklahoma State Cowboy family. From day one he was bred to bleed orange, and after high school attended Oklahoma State. He graduated in May of 2016 with a degree in Sports Media. Ben was, and still is, heavily involved in sports and other physical activities, primarily running, where he has participated in and coached both cross-country and track. He currently coaches the Bartlesville Track Club. While not a native of Bartlesville, Ben has spent a lot of time in the city visiting relatives who lived here.


Bill Lynch

KPGM News Director

KYFM Afternoons

bill@bartlesvilleradio.com

William "Bill" Lynch, is an Oklahoma transplant. Born in California, Bill moved to Bartlesville when he was a young boy. Graduated with honors from Bartlesville High School in 2002 then Coffeyville Community College with an Associates in Art in 2004. He joined the United States Army in 2005 as an Intelligence Analyst when he made the decision that the military was the place for him. Bill deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007 before returning back to his home station in Germany. He returned back to the US in 2011 and was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas with the 1st Infantry Division. Bill's career took a drastic turn when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder and was medically retired from the military after 8 years of service. Looking to take advantage of his reporting skills Bill began working at Bartlesville Radio in 2013 as a part time sound board operator for Owasso sports, while attending Oklahoma State University. Bill is Married with 3 children, his wife Alex is active in the community for pet rescue and rehoming, she is a Facility Manager at a local boarding facility. Bill is now full-time as Bartlesville Radio's KPGM News Director and afternoon on-air talent on 100.1 KYFM.

 


Tim Hazelwood

Office Manager, Traffic & Billing

tim@bartlesvilleradio.com

Native to God's Country, commonly referred to as Bartlesville, Tim is a 2015 graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor's degree in Management and Accounting. Having served as a summer intern in 2014, he is happy to be working again at Bartlesville Radio. Three important things in his life are Jesus, Family and Country...and coffee. Well, that makes four!

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man." Eccles. 12:13

Amity Hollenbaugh

Community Announcements, Traffic & Middays on KYFM

amity@bartlesvilleradio.com

Amity does a little bit of everything at Bartlesville Radio.  In addition to being heard on KYFM every afternoon, she assists Traffic & Billing and puts together the Sunrise Reporter daily to name a few. An Oklahoma native, Amity was born and raised in Broken Arrow and moved to Bartlesville in 2000. She attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa and the American Broadcasting School in Tulsa. Amity has been with Bartlesville Radio since August 2000. She is married with one daughter and three sons! She enjoys playing guitar, singing, hunting, fishing and spending time with family.

 

Sharon Frahm

Production

sharon@bartlesvilleradio.com

Sharon has been with Bartlesville Radio since February 2004. Sharon was born in Kansas. She is married to Chad, has one daughter named Shantel, and loves her cats. She also loves everything about Egypt and studied to be an Egyptologist. Favorite things to do: charcoal drawings, writing, and playing video games.



Phil Weaver

Music & Fun

phil@bartlesvilleradio.com

He lay in bed, listening to the music, the dj's, the cleverness, on his small Sonora A.M. table radio, a gift from his parents.    PHIL WEAVER'S first radio, and he loved it!
Stations from nearby Kansas City,from across the U.S., even Canada and Mexico. The music, the different voices, and many comedic moments from the personalities no doubt influenced PHIL to be "on the radio" someday.
That "someday" came in 1963, with a job at KLWN, in Lawrence, Ks., while finishing a Bachelor's degree in radio-tv-film from K.U. in 1966. 
Then, off to Garden City, Ks., for over 30 years of creative joy, on the air, as PHIL and his wife Lynn reared 4 children.
Eventually, to be closer to family, Phil & Lynn moved to Bartlesville, where Lynn does p.r.n. work in mammography, and Phil continues broadcasting.
4 children, 6 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and still "on the air."  Life is good.
Tune-in PHIL: 6-8:30 M-F, on KWON, A.M. 1400 & F.M. 93.3; plus other times on our other
stations.

Joe Riddle

Afternoons on KYFM

joe@bartlesvilleradio.com

Joe Riddle started his professional radio career in 1978 at KRMG in Tulsa as producer of the John Erling show, which he did for ten years. During those ten years, he also produced Sportsline and Nightline talk shows. Joe developed into an on air talent for KRMG and used his hobby of collecting old time radio shows to create a Sunday evening staple of Tulsa radio. When Radio Was Young started on KRMG in 1982 and aired from 82 to 85, 91 to 94 and 2000 to 2008.  In 2008, the show moved to 1170 KFAQ and in 2012 it moved to AM 970 KCFO. Where it airs today. In 1987, Joe started producing Oklahoma State University football and basketball games along with the weekly network Football and Basketball Coaches call-in shows. In 1988, Joe went to part time status with KRMG so he could pursue a dream of a college education.  Attending OSU in Stillwater he graduated in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration & Marketing. In 1991, Joe accepted his first job in sales at KRMG as an Account Executive while maintaining his job as Producer Engineer of the Cowboy Radio Network. Wondering what radio life was like outside of KRMG, Joe accepted a new challenge in 1994 with Federated Media in Tulsa becoming O.M. &  P.D. of KOOL 106.1, AM 1430, 92.1FM and The University of Tulsa Radio Network. Summer 1995 KOOL was #1. In 1996, Joe started full-time with Learfield Communications as affiliate sales manager for OU, OSU, Indiana, Purdue, and Iowa and put together the new Learfield Networks acquired Alabama, Michigan State and Syracuse. In 2000, Joe moved from Jefferson City to Norman to be an Account Executive for Sooner Sports Properties and Cowboy Sports Properties developing and selling THE BEDLAM SERIES to BOK and FORD. In 2001, he moved back to Tulsa to be close to his parents and in April became the traffic reporter for KRMG morning, Noon and afternoon drive and morning traffic for KOTV Six in the Morning, K-95 and Mix 96. In 2002, Joe became a temporary host for Ross Adkins Saturday Morning Swing time on AM 1270 KRVT in Tulsa.  This job grew into being the midday personality on KRVT from 2002 to 2010 when the station was ultimately sold.  The "middle of the day show" was fun because Joe could be Joe on the radio and just have fun with the music and listeners! In 2004, Joe came full circle becoming John Erling's last producer at KRMG.  Joe continued on as Morning Show Producer/ Engineer until 2007 when he decided to take care of his father full-time. While being a caregiver, Joe continued part-time work in broadcasting producing his Old Time Radio Shows and voice over work for various markets across the country. Joe is excited to continue his broadcasting career in Bartlesville stating "working with local radio professionals in a true radio "family" is exactly what I have been wanting to do."

 

 

Kris Wilson

Smokey Rivers

Middays on KRIG

I grew up in Central Ohio and, at the ripe old age of 12, decided I wanted to be on the Radio.  Got my first Radio job at 21 and it's been an amazing journey ever since.  I've been married for over 25 years to a true Radio wife and have three almost grown kids who make me smile every day!  There's only one thing that I love more than my family and Radio...the weather.  If my math skills were any good, I would of been a TV meteorologist for sure.  I've been dabbling in photography too.  Social media takes up more of my time than it should but, I love talking with my listeners.  So, find me on Facebook at Smokey Rivers and let's chat!


 

Jim Casey

Mark Phillips

Afternoons on KRIG

I first started in radio at age 14 working Part Time at my hometown station in Fairfeld, Iowa.  I knew then I was hooked at being "On the Air."    I've worked at stations in Iowa, Illinois, Florida and Dallas, Texas!  My wife Heather and I have a 3 year old son named Austin Cole.  I never knew how much having a child could change your life and really make you feel like you had a purpose.  There's nothing I enjoy more than spending time with my family which also includes two dogs Buddy and Boomer.  I grew up listening to Country Music and am a huge Country Fan especially of artists from the 80's and 90's!  When I'm not working or spending time with my family I like to play guitar.  I think a lot of people in radio are actually frustrated musicians--I'm one of them.  I love to go to concerts and watch sports on TV.   My son is turning into a NASCAR fan and loves to watch the cars go "vroom, vroom" around the track.  


Todd Chambless 

Weekends on KRIG

I grew up in West Monroe, LA…and go back as often as I can to visit family. Radio folks normally move around more than most other professionals…so I had my share of moving. I’ve lived in cities like Wheeling, WV…Pittsburgh, PA…Columbus, OH, Macon, GA…and others in between. I’ve settled for Dallas-Fort Worth,, TX. My wife and I are actively involved in church…and we love music, traveling and being with friends. I’m a movie fan, so I love going to see new releases. I’ve always been in love with Country, Pop and Christian music…so, I’m always looking for new releases and discovering old favorites. 


David Brooks

Part-time

With years of experience in radio, David Brooks travels the great Osage daily to report on news from the Pawhuska area. He's married and enjoys early mornings.


 

Part-time Announcers:
David Woodell