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

  • 30-Year Cancer Study Enrollment This Week

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, May 31, 2012, by , updated on: 04:40pm, July 16, 2012

    How would you like to be a part of cancer research? The local Chapter of the American Cancer Society and...
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  • The City Wire Analyzes Numbers, Winners Post-Election

    Posted on: 8:54 am, May 29, 2012, by , updated on: 10:18am, May 30, 2012

    This week on The City Wire, local and state political analysts weighed in post-election on the winners.
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  • Primary Day, Statue Dedication Long Awaited For By City Wire Guests

    Posted on: 7:54 am, May 21, 2012, by , updated on: 12:22pm, May 21, 2012

    This week on The City Wire show, a busy-one, jam packed with guests eager for this weeks start. As early...
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    The City Wire
  • Bear Spotted in Ft. Smith Neighborhood

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, May 16, 2012, by , updated on: 12:15pm, May 17, 2012

    A bear was spotted in a south Fort Smith neighborhood Wednesday evening, according to those who live in the area....
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  • MMA Gains Popularity Locally

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, May 8, 2012, by , updated on: 11:01pm, May 8, 2012

    It has become one of the nation’s fastest growing sports today. Mixed martial arts packs arenas and convention centers all...
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  • The City Wire Highlights Home Sales, District 9 Senate Seat

    Posted on: 10:20 am, April 23, 2012, by , updated on: 10:21am, April 23, 2012

    This week on the City Wire, District 9 opponents sit down to talk about desired Senate seat, the CEO of...
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  • Sen. Pryor, Tax Revenue Big Topics on The City Wire Show: Week 2

    Posted on: 5:01 am, April 9, 2012, by , updated on: 05:27am, April 9, 2012

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    U.S. Senator Mark Pryor and Daren Bobb
  • Liquor Proposal, Mayor Collaboration Among Topics on First ’5NEWS Presents: The City Wire’

    Posted on: 6:50 am, April 2, 2012, by , updated on: 12:58pm, April 2, 2012

    5NEWS Presents: The City Wire debuted this weekend on KFSM-TV 5 and KXNW-TV 34.
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  • Whirlpool Employees Vote on Severance Package

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, February 8, 2012, by , updated on: 03:55pm, March 7, 2012

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