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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, 2018 Bartlesville Community Foundation Legacy Hall of Fame family, 2017 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Pioneer Award, Oklahoma Broadcasters Association Board of Directors-former President, State of Oklahoma 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 five girls and two boys!  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,  2017 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Pioneer Award, 2018 Bartlesville Community Foundation Legacy Hall of Fame family     Bartlesville Activities: Bartlesville Ladies Connection - Regional Administrator for Stonecroft Ministries, FCA Adult Chapter Secretary, Jail ministry at Washington County Correctional Facility, leads local Bible studies, Sunday School teacher-Grace Community Church, 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, 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, past board member-OK Mozart, past youth leader at Grace Community Church. MC for Daughters of Lot event, OKM event, Stonecroft events

Tom Davis

KWON Morning Show Co-Host and News Personality

tom@bartlesvilleradio.com

Tom, Susie and family arrived in Bartlesville in spring of 2019 from Bloomington-Normal, IL.  He served as the morning show host, news director and operations manager of 3 radio stations. He has served at the same capacity at radio station groups in Des Moines, IA and Gainesville, FL. before arriving at KWON. Tom has also served as a local television news anchor and weatherman in Springfield, IL. He also worked as a contributing reporter for Judge Jeanine Pirro and Bill O'Reilly at Fox News Channel and for Nancy Grace at Headline News on cable. He is the father of six. Tom's weather experience includes anchoring television weather segments locally for over 7 years before moving to Florida where he and his news team earned numerous awards and special recognition for their continuous coverage of hurricanes Francis and Jean in 2004.

 

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 Promotions Committee. She is on the board of OKM Music. She is a member of Leadership Bartlesville Class of XXVII and Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce Celebration of Women in Business. Tami is also the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Mentor Award, Over the years Tami has enjoyed rodeoing, modeling, and enjoying participating in many pageants.  She is married to Koby Brinkman and has two amazing daughters, Taylor and Tessa.  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 was recognized as one of 40 under 40 by Bartlesville Magazine.  He is married to Taylor and they have two children. He enjoys flying in his spare time and is instrument rated.

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 past Treasurer on the Pawhuska Literacy Council.  Currently serves on the Board of PAO (Preserving Arts in the Oasage).  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.

 

Levi Wilson

Sales

levi@bartlesvilleradio.com

Levi Wilson was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK. He is married to the love of his life, Kali. He serves on the board at the Tom Mix Museum and volunteers during the Western Heritage Weekend. He enjoys roping and competes in rodeos in the surrounding area. He has a great spirit and always keeps us laughing.

 

 

 

Mayra Gomez

Sales

mayra@bartlesvilleradio.com

Mayra is from Guadalajara, Mexico. She moved to Bartlesville in 2009 and has volunteered at City Church since 2010. She is married to Bret Breibeck and loves spending time with her friends and family, but her favorite job is being a mom to her sweet little boy, Ethan!

   

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 and the Dewey Merchant Co-op for five years. She has volunteered at the OK Kids Health and Safety Fair for 18 years.  She fell 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, Program Director & KRIG Mornings

evan@bartlesvilleradio.com

Evan Fahrbach has been with Bartlesville Radio since 2014. He comes to us by way of Wichita, Kansas, Oklahoma State University and Woodward. Evan is married to his beautiful wife Shauney (Smith) Fahrbach and he is currently enrolled in grad school at Wichita State to get his MBA. 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.

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. 

Garrett Giles

News Director

garrett@bartlesvilleradio.com

Garrett graduated from Bartlesville High School in 2014. During high school, Garrett wrote for two high school newspapers (The Fourth Estate and The Paladin) and for the school’s first sports magazine (ChampX), serving as a news director for two of the three publications.

After high school, Garrett attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) to pursue two bachelor degrees – Journalism and English. While at Mizzou, he worked for the university’s NPR station (KBIA), and the Columbia Missourian newspaper. He also participated in Mizzou’s student radio program (KCOU 88.1) where he was a co-host for B-Squared and G-Squared, called a few Mizzou games, wrote sports articles, and was an in-studio analyst for Mizzou games.

Garrett interned with the Bartlesville radio station in the summer of 2017 (May to August 2017) before going back to Mizzou for the fall semester of his senior year. He returned to Bartlesville in August 2018 where he served as the Assistant News Director until May 2019. Since then, Garrett has served as the News Director.

In 2019, Garrett received two Oklahoma Association of Broadcast (OAB) awards. One OAB was for Best Broadcast. The other OAB was for a feature he wrote on the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 visiting the town of Nowata as part of the Union Pacific’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Garrett is married to Katy (Franklin) Giles. They live in Bartlesville close to family and the community they love. Katy is a dance instructor for Stage Art Dance just down the road from Bartlesville Radio and loves her kiddos so very much!

Garrett has four sisters and loves listening to Johnny Cash as well. His life verse at this point in his young life is Psalm 45:3-4.

 

 

Ty Loftis

KPGM News Director

ty@bartlesvilleradio.com

Ty Loftis grew up as a big sports fan in Okmulgee Oklahoma and an even bigger Oklahoma State fan. When it was time for Ty to make a choice on where he wanted to go to college, the destination was obvious. When Ty found out that Oklahoma State offered a sports journalism program, the choice became clear.

Ty Spent five years at Oklahoma State and hosted a sports-talk radio show with Bartlesville Radio Sports Director Evan Fahrbach for three years. Upon graduation, Ty moved to northwest Arkansas for four years and worked at the Carroll County News. Knowing that he wanted to get closer to friends and family, Ty looks forward to getting to know everyone in the surrounding area.      

Tim Hazelwood

Office Manager, Traffic & Billing

tim@bartlesvilleradio.com

Native to God’s Country, commonly referred to as Bartlesville, Tim is a graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting. Having previously served as a summer intern, he is happy to be working with the Bartlesville Radio family. Married to Deanna, some things important to him are Jesus, Family and Country…and coffee! Tim & Deanna currently have one little blessing, Reagan.

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

Amity Davidson

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 enjoys playing guitar, singing, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and 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

Phil Weaver enjoys entertaining listeners.  "Few things are as satisfying as hearing that
a listener's 'bad day' was turned around by some goofy thing I said on the radio."
 
On the air in Lawrence, KS in the 60's,  while earning his radio-television-film degree from
K U...then to Garden City, KS for over 30-years of broadcasting, while he and his wife Lynn
reared their 4 children...and the last 2 decades Phil's been on Bartlesville Radio.
 
Additionally, Phil and Lynn have 6 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.  Members of the
church of Christ, they enjoy life in Bartlesville.  Hear Phil on KWON, M-F, 6-8:30 am, and
Midnight-6 am, M-F, on KYFM.  

Joe Riddle

KYFM Program Director

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."

 

 

Connor Harbit

KYFM in the Afternoon

connor@bartlesvilleradio.com

Connor Harbit was born and raised in Nevada, Missouri, just two hours from Coffeyville, Connor comes from a media family. His dad owns two radio stations in his hometown, and his sister works in television. As a result, Connor is comfortable around a microphone and loves coming to work every day. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018 with his degree in Sports Media, and after short stints in Kansas City and north central Missouri, he's joined the staff  at KYFM as his first full-time stop. He hopes to go into play-by-play full time someday, with baseball being his favorite sport to call. Outside of work, Connor also loves watching sports, and cheering for the Chiefs, Royals, or Sporting KC. He also enjoys playing video games and playing with the neighborhood cats. If you see him out in public, feel free to say hi! He loves speaking with people who listen to his show.

Buzz Jackson

KRIG (6a-12p central)

Buzz loves playing your favorite country songs and keeping you company on the radio. He’s won air personality of the year awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy Of Country Music, and in 2021 he will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall Of Fame in Nashville. When he’s not on the radio, you might find him riding his bike, or walking his dogs Archie and Levi in the neighborhood. His favorite movie is Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and his favorite country artists are the ones you know by one name: Garth, George, and Miranda. Brad Paisley liked one of his twitter posts once. If given the choice between eating sushi for life, and eating tacos for life, he’d choose the tacos.


 

Jim Casey

Shotgun Taylor

Afternoons on KRIG (12 noon-6p Eastern)

Shotgun grew up on Long Island, New York, just outside Manhattan which makes him about as country as a bowl of spaghetti. He attributes his love of country music to his father who was a big fan of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Don Gibson, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles. “My dad only played country music on the Zenith Console Stereo in our living room; cranked it up loud too. Drove my mom nuts but I couldn’t get enough of it! I introduced him to Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Reba,  Alabama and The Judds and he loved those guys as much as he loved his stuff.” Shotgun’s an automobile

 

Al Farb

KRIG (7p-1a Central)

I’m a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, and pretty much as far back as I can remember I’ve wanted to work in radio. All of my friends and even my family call me a radio nerd, and I wear my title proudly!  My favorite artist of all time is The King, George Strait. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him twice, the first time I met him I cried… and I’m not ashamed to admit it! My other favorite artists, in no particular order, include Garth Brooks, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black and of course, Reba!  In my spare time, I enjoy giving back to the community, helping out with various non-profit organizations. I love supporting our First Responders and Military, and if I could I would adopt every animal on the planet!

Stewart James

KRIG (1a-7a Central)

Matt grew up on a pig farm in Upstate NY. By age eight he was playing DJ on his boom box and performing in plays for his relatives. At age 15 he landed an internship at WSCM in Cobleskill, NY.

After two weeks of making coffee, running errands and board operating, Matt became just that, a “bored”operator... so one day he decided to turn on the microphone and start talking.

Much to Matt’s surprise, the audience liked what they heard, and he was given his very first radio show. Since then, he’s worked at stations all over the US including stops in California, New York, and Tennessee (Nashville Ya’ll!).  Matt's entertainment background extends beyond radio broadcasting. He has appeared in motion pictures, commercials, print campaigns and on network television. He’s worked on projects featuring Tim McGraw, Nicole Kidman, Val Kilmer, Hayden Panettiere, and more.

Matt’s hobbies include: Playing trumpet, writing songs, and eating chicken wings.

He also LOVES all things country music!


 

Part-time Announcers:
David Woodell, Trey Stumpff, Paul Higgs