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

Bookkeeping & Promotions Director

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, with 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 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  Bartlesville Activities: Bartlesville Ladies Connection - Regional Administrator for Stonecroft Ministries, FCA Adult Chapter Secretary, Bartlesville Sports Commission Board-past Vice Chair, Chapter FT PEO-past chaplain, Delta Delta Delta-past Alumni Reference Chair, Relay for Life Team Captain, American Heart Walk Communication Chair, Grace Community Church volunteer, Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary member, Washington County Republican Women member, Green Country Village Trustee Board Member, Junior Achievement-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.

 

Jonathan Eastman

News

jonathan@bartlesvilleradio.com

Jonathan is not exactly new to the station and he certainly isn't new to Bartlesville. Jonathan graduated from Bartlesville High School in 2003. While at BHS Jonathan worked as a board operator for Bartlesville Radio, producing OU and OSU football and basketball games. After high school, Jonathan attended Pittsburg State University where he studied Communication with an emphasis in Broadcasting. During his tenure at PSU, Jonathan again returned to Bartlesville Radio as an intern, spending more time on air and even assisting in calling an Indians' game or two. In 2013 Jonathan was given the opportunity to return home after working at a CBS and Fox affiliate in the Pittsburg area and took it. Jonathan has three years radio experience and three years television experience.

 

Michael Scott

KPGM News Director

KYFM Afternoons

michael@bartlesvilleradio.com

 

 

Joy West

Office Manager, Traffic & Billing

joy@bartlesvilleradio.com

The inside works of our stations center around the Joy in our office! Joy is not only busy at work...but very involved with her family and family activities. She volunteers at her church, Church of Christ, as a Bible class teacher, and VBS teacher. Joy is very talented, and sings at nursing homes biweekly.

Amity Hollenbaugh

Community Announcements & 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 two 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

Kris Wilson

Middays on KRIG

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Kris is a twelve-year veteran of Real Country. She has a bright and friendly style, which makes her a favorite of the Midday crowd. As the Real Country Music Director her knowledge of Country music comes in handy for her daily interactive request show and the Real Country weekend specials. Kris provides all the artist bios and music chart information for the shows. Kris is happily married with three "furry children" - Mr. Echo, Tennessee, and Spencer (meow). Kris is a big NASCAR fan (her favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) and believes her love of music and people drew her to her Country Radio career.

Jim Casey

Jim Casey

Afternoons on KRIG

Jim Casey is the afternoon host of Cumulus Media Networks' Real Country. Jim admits that he decided on a career in radio when he was younger because it seemed like "a fun and easy job." "A junior high school speech teacher told me that I had a good voice for radio," he recalls. "I thought, 'Well, that isn't really working - I could do that!'"

Although he's entertaining on the air, Jim is serious when talking about his 20-year radio career. In addition to being part of the Cumulus Media Networks' Country air staff since the mid '80s, he programmed KKYX-AM in San Antonio. This station is legendary for its signal that covered all of South Texas. More than 30 years later, Jim has changed his opinion about the difficulty of working in radio. "It sounds easy to be on the air," Jim says. "But it's a hard thing to learn to do."

Hard work doesn't prevent Jim from having fun on the air. Listeners who tune into the program are likely to get lots of laughs, along with their country music favorites.

Jacy Shepherd

Evenings on KRIG

Jacy grew up in a military family, Dad was Air Force. After living in Europe and the Northeastern US, family settled in New Mexico where she went to high school and college and began her radio career which lead to on air jobs in Texas - Dallas/Ft Worth radio for most of that time. She loves wildlife and nature more than just about anything and you'll generally find her outside. Jacy's favorite memory is of riding her barrel horse, Glitter, up in the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque. Her German Shepherds are her pride and joy and she enjoys training them in various dog sports.
 


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