My o’ my the on-air staff at your hometown stations is really something, so interesting in fact we gave them their own page. For decades our stations have been home to some of Butte radio’s most memorable characters, we still have a few of them around and some new folks to introduce you to! Thank you for taking an interest not only in our radio stations, but also the great folks behind the microphone.
Ron Davis started his broadcasting career in 1979 as a part-time DJ and has been working in the radio industry ever since. In 1994, Ron stepped up to ownership purchasing the stations from broadcasting legend, Shag Miller. You can listen to Ron’s morning show on KOPR 94.1FM from 6am-9am – enjoy some fun with the Dang Noise and Wacky News! Ron is the Host of KBOW’s oldest talkshow, PARTYLINE from 1-2pm each Monday through Thursday.
Ron can now be heard announcing play-by-play sports on KOPR 94.1 for the Butte Central Maroons.
Ron with son Austin calling a BC Maroons basketball game in Hamilton.
Paul is one very clever and fun guy who can always crack a joke about something. You can hear him each weekday on KBOW from 6am-10am. His morning show is what many people wake up just to listen to, as he makes things fun and always entertaining. Make sure to always wake up right each weekday at 6am, kick back and relax with a cup of coffee, and enjoy the morning. Never wake up on the wrong side of the bed again! Checkout the “KBOW Lounge” on Facebook for some gut-splitting humor.
Paul is known as the best play-by-play sports broadcasting guy in the state winning numerous Montana Broadcaster’s awards during his tenure. He is the voice of Montana Tech Digger sports and Butte High Bulldog sports. For more sports banter, tune in Wednesday nights from 7-9pm as Paul Panisko and Bill Foley host a jovial two-hour sports show “OVERTIME”.
You can hear Foles each morning from 6-10 with Paul Panisko on KBOW 550am and 101.5fm. This dynamic duo creates chaos, starts rumors and shares colorful banter with the KBOW listeners. Foley can also be found in every gym and sporting field in SW Montana as he covers local sports for ButteSports.com
Bret Maverick “MAV”
Bret Maverick or “Mav” as many call him, brings his on-air talent to the KBOW Day-Time show from 10a-5p each weekday. Mav lives and breathes the term “Hometown Radio”. His easy-going and friendly persona is fun, relaxing and informative. During his show, you will hear great Country music, news, sports, weather, road report, agriculture, and much more. You can also join him on PARTYLINE each Friday from 1-2pm for Trivia where he gives away fabulous car wash certificates for correct trivia answers!!
Fred Kenny “Mr. Night Time”
Fred Kenny or as he’s known here at KBOW as Mr. Night Time was actually born in the dark but it definitely wasn’t last night. Fred first got on the air waves in 1956 as an amateur radio operator, his hobby which ultimately led to his interest in broadcasting which he got into first as the chief announcer for the Hofstra University FM station and after graduation at stations on Long Island and upstate NY. Family ties brought him out to Montana. His history took him to KMON in Great Falls and KXLF radio here in Butte until finding his home at KBOW in 1981 doing nighttime, then mid-days and back to nighttime since the mid ’90s bringing scores and plenty of local games, Monday Night Football -the weirdest intros in radio to the sports talk show “Overtime” and of course great country music your way while mixing it up with the new tunes and the oldies with a memory of country hits that spans over 6 decades. You can catch Fred on KBOW from 5-midnight each weekday.