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. Oklahoma Broadcasters Association Board of Directors. Bartlesville Area Community Involvement: YMCA Board, Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation Board, FCA Adult Chapter President, Rotary Club, Washington County SPCA, Salvation Army Board, Bartlesville Community Center Trust Authority President, OWU Foundation Board of Trustees, Grace Community Church, Sage Investment Club. Wife: Dorea & Three Boys: Heath, Kaleb and Brent.

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 two girls!  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.

Adam Hooper

Sports & News

adam@bartlesvilleradio.com

An Oklahoma City native, Adam graduated from Mount Saint Mary's High School in 1991. Adam graduated from Northern Oklahoma College at Tonkawa in 1993 with an Associates of Arts Degree in Broadcasting. From there, Adam transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations. Adam remained in Alva where he began his radio career at KALV Radio. During his time there, he served as news and Program Director. He also was a P.A. Announcer for the Alva Renegades American Legion Baseball AA and AAA teams from 1996-2005. Adam moved to Bartlesville in the summer of 2005 to continue his radio career. Adams loves sports, mainly high school and small college athletics. Sports broadcasting is one of his favorites in radio. He's currently the voice of Nowata Ironmen and Dewey Bulldoggers football and basketball teams and is the voice of Oklahoma Wesleyan Basketball men and women teams. Adams attends St. James Catholic Church and serves as a lector, usher and eucharistic minister. He's a member of the Knights of Columbus-Bartlesville Council. Adams enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends. He's also a huge fan of the Oklahoma Sooners and the Dallas Cowboys.

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.

 

Diane Coston

News

diane@bartlesvilleradio.com

Diane began her radio career later in life than most.  Her previous experience was with office work.  People had said that she had a good voice and maybe she should try radio.  She went to the Connecticut School of Broadcasting branch in Davie, Florida.  Since that time, she's lived in San Antonio, Texas, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Holland, Michigan, which has WAAAYYYY too much snow.  She is here in Bartlesville as Assistant News Director. For fun she likes to ride her motorcycle, a Yamaha Roadstar 1600.


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 (Bartlesville), Tim is a recent 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. 

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.

 

Jeri Melton

Promotions Director & Executive Assistant

jeri@bartlesvilleradio.com

Jeri is new to Bartlesville, but the listening area is home. She grew up in the Chelsea & Nowata area and has chosen to move back and join our team. She is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Communication with an emphasis in Sales and Marketing. After working for Disney Cruise Line Youth Entertainment Department for three years, she found her love of communication and passion for sharing her love of entertainment and creativity with others. Gathering years of experience in marketing, sales, and graphics has allowed her to bring a wide range of creativity to the team. While she has had part in many different organization this past year, working with Stillwater Young professionals has been one of the most rewarding. She plans to continue her passion for community involvement here in the Bartlesville area. Jeri is the mother of a beautiful little girl and spends most of her free time with her family. She has strong passion for country music and following sports (especially OSU cowboy’s football). GO POKES!!!

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

Sharing music, information, and laughs with his radio audiences is what Phil has happily been doing since 1963. "Even though I'm not accomplishing something as meaningful as saving lives through brain surgery, I feel I've helped a little bit when a listener calls and says I brightened their day by some silly thingI've said. Actually, a number of years ago, I did perform 'simulated' brain surgery on-the-air on one of my fellow announcers. Unfortunately, he's still not quite right," Phil says. Phil, from Paola, Ks, and his wife Lynn, from Leavenworth, Ks, moved their young family west to Garden City, Ks in 1966, after receiving their degrees from the University of Kansas. Phil was a Western Kansas broadcast fixture for over 30 years as he and Lynn reared 4 children. Eventually, to be nearer their family, the Weavers moved to Bartlesville, where their daughter Jennifer lives with her husband Chuck Tate, of Tate Boys Tire, and their children Carlee & Clay. While Phil is on-the-air, his wife Lynn keeps busy as a Registered Mammography Technologist at Jane Phillips Medical Center. Their son Mike drives the big rigs out of Springfield, Mo, where he lives with his wife Melodee. Meanwhile, Phil & Lynn's twins have gone different directions. Darren, his wife MJ, and daughters Jaslynn & Jenna, live in Tyler, Tx, where Darren is a programmer for Brookshires, a grocery company. His twin sister Stephanie Longoria is permanently stationed in Washington, DC, as a saxophonist in the Navy Band. She lives with her son Jacob in Alexandria, Va. Phil & Lynn are members of the church of Christ, and love living in Bartlesville, and being closer to their children & grandchildren


Tami Brinkman

Sales Manager

tami@bartlesvilleradio.com

Tami brings eighteen 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!"

 

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.

 

Maryjane 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.

 

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 and helps the Bartlesville Sports Commission with several events.  He is married to Taylor and they have a dog named Callie.

Kara Self

Sales

kara@bartlesvilleradio.com

Kara comes to Bartlesville Radio after 6 years in sales at a radio group in NW Arkansas.  She is a native of NW Arkansas but since September has made Bartlesville her home.  In her free time, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, daughter and dog Tommy.  Other than spending time with family, she loves trying out new and unique restaurants.

 


 


Randall Sorrell

Sunrise Reporter Delivery

Randy produces and delivers the Sunrise Reporter. He enjoys camping, family and church activities. Born in Caney, Randy grew up in Dewey and went to Dewey High School.

 

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.  

Trapper John

Evenings on KRIG

I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but was whisked away to Peeksill, New York prior to my first birthday. Transfer’s through my father’s company, led to a few different hometowns before settling in the Dallas suburb of Garland, where I grew up.  After graduating from the University of North Texas, I embarked on a professional radio career in the tiny North Texas town of Bridgeport.  I currently live with my college-aged son, and is thrilled to be living near his mother, father, sisters, and brother.  In my spare time, I enjoy movies and sports and TRY to maintain an active lifestyle. Musically, I enjoy New and Classic Country as well as Classic Rock.

 


Ray Mariner 

Evenings on KRIG

I grew up in Charlotte, NC and have lived in great cities like Cleveland, Orlando and Atlanta for jobs in radio and music promotion.  I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my daughter Logan and son Jack.   I like watching football, racing and virtually all sports, playing golf, going to Country and Blues music shows, travel and trying new restaurants.  I took a break from radio and worked for Columbia Records as the Southeast Regional Promotions manager for 10 years.  During that time I worked with Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, John Mayer, Train, Destiny's Child and too many more to mention.


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