Daren Bobb

Daren Bobb has been a fixture in local media in western Arkansas since 1984. Originally from Jacksonville, Illinois, Daren graduated from the College of Broadcast Journalism at Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey, Illinois before moving to Fort Smith in 1984 to work in the news department at radio station, KTCS.

He first joined the KFSM news team in 1991, working behind the scenes as executive producer and newsroom manager. He remained with the station until 2000. In 1998, he also began working part-time for Clear Channel Radio, and in 2002, he became the full-time, on-air host on Newstalk 1650 KWHN in 2002.
In October 2006, he began his second tour of duty here at KFSM, where he serves as evening co-anchor.

Daren and his wife, Christine, have two children, Allison and Jake. They are active members of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith, and Daren serves as President of the church's Men's Club. He also is the immediate past President of the Community Services Clearinghouse board in Fort Smith. He is also a member of Fort Smith Noon Exchange Club.

Recent Articles

  • VIDEO: 188th Caught in Political Decision, Congressmen Plan Public Meeting

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, August 15, 2012, by and , updated on: 06:11pm, August 15, 2012

    House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Randy Forbes and Arkansas congressmen will host “Defending our Defenders,” a public listening...
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  • New National Guard General Shows Support for 188th on The City Wire

    Posted on: 8:01 pm, August 12, 2012, by and

    This week on The City Wire, Brigadier General Mark Berry, with the Arkansas National Guard show his support for the...
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  • ‘Recession-Proof’ Bentonville, Proactive Marketing Campaign on The City Wire

    Posted on: 11:41 am, August 6, 2012, by and

    This weekend on The City Wire, the progression of our region, from potential jobs in the River Valley to the...
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    Bentonville Mayor Bob McCaslin
  • Medical Marijuana, Casinos Could See Ballot

    Posted on: 10:54 am, July 30, 2012, by and

    This week on The City Wire, the Fort Smith City Administrator, Ray Gosack, talks about long and short-term goals for...
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    City Wire
  • Drought Lowers Lakes, Fails to Hydrate Herd; Experts Weigh In

    Posted on: 8:57 am, July 23, 2012, by and , updated on: 09:00am, July 23, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, the extreme drought continues it’s grip on the region. Jay Carter, CEO of Farmer’s...
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    City Wire
  • Ballot Measures Discussed Among Officials On The City Wire

    Posted on: 10:13 am, July 13, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:10am, July 16, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, a full bag of topics that could affect the state if they make it to...
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  • Lt. Gov. Darr: ‘Return State’s Surplus to Taxpayers’

    Posted on: 8:58 am, July 10, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:55am, July 11, 2012

    There’s something for everyone on this week’s City Wire. Doug Babb, CEO of Cooper Clinic brings the physicians response to...
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    Mark Darr
  • Mandate Upheld, George’s Renovations Big Topics on The City Wire

    Posted on: 10:53 am, July 2, 2012, by and , updated on: 12:14pm, July 2, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, Arkansas Hospital Association officials sound off and weigh in as the heathcare mandate is...
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    The City Wire
  • Successful Business, Unemployment Programs Highlighted on The City Wire

    Posted on: 9:57 am, June 25, 2012, by and , updated on: 09:59am, June 25, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, and Rep. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, sit down to talk about...
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  • Marshals Museum Update, Arkansas Senator Opposes Farm Bill in Washington

    Posted on: 7:37 am, June 18, 2012, by and

    On this week’s City Wire, United States Senator John Boozman joins us from Washington D.C. He talks about a bill...
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    Boozman on The City Wire
  • Economic Health Ratings, Trash Vote Nixed on This Week’s City Wire

    Posted on: 7:33 am, June 8, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:41pm, June 10, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, Kevin Settle, a Fort Smith City Director talks about the trash automation system.  Also, the...
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  • Wolfe Running for President After Disagreeing With Obama’s Governance

    Posted on: 9:50 am, June 4, 2012, by and , updated on: 10:59am, June 4, 2012

    On this week’s City Wire, he’s a candidate for President of the United States earning 42% of Arkansas Democratic votes....
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    John Wolfe