A native of Mott, North Dakota, BOB DENVER
has spent over 35 years in the Bismarck/ Mandan market.
got into radio part-time in college, and never looked back.
was big time when he
was hired as a KFYR AM air personality in 1972.
wanted to get into management and ownership right away because as he
says, "I don't like taking orders.
Bob returned to Bismarck-Mandan in 1979 as general manager of Y-93 and stayed 16 years working for Meyer Broadcasting.
became an Owner-Partner-General Manager for KBYZ
, and KLXX
from 1994 to 2001, then became General Manager for Cumulus Broadcasting for a few years before becoming Owner/Partner/GM of a cluster of 5 other stations for a couple of years.
of Clear Channel Radio Bismarck/Dickinson, which included stations KBMR, KFYR, KQDY, KSSS, KXMR, KYYY, KLTC, KCAD, and KZRX until January 2011.
In August of 2011 after a summer of golf, Bob took a leap of faith and created the new MOJO 107.5 from scratch.
hand-picked the station format, the consultant, the facility and the announcers.
He serves as sidekick (6am-9am weekdays and often 6am-9am Saturdays) along with MOJO Morning Show host "Uncle Jack" McKay, he is the station General Manager, and sole Owner of MOJO 107.5 (KXRV-FM - formerly The River) and sister station The BIG RIG 105.9 (KKBO-FM - formerly BOB-FM).
In 2011 Bob Denver
was named the recipient of the prestigious North Dakota Broadcasters Association "Pioneer Award."