WGFN is one of three radio stations in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan that air a classic rock format, with The Bob & Tom Show & Nights with Alice Cooper, called "The Bear". Those stations are:
- 98.1 WGFN Glen Arbor
- 107.1 WCKC Cadillac
- 97.7 WCHY Cheboygan
While WGFN and WCKC are simulcast with each other, WCHY airs the same programming and playlist as the other two "Bear" stations, but is imaged separately, with different station identifications and commercial breaks.
Four other Michigan stations, 105.1 WGFM out of Cheboygan, 97.9 WIHC out of Newberry, 93.9 WAVC in Mio, and 94.5 WLJZ in Mackinaw City, had previously been part of the Bear network. WGFM became a partial simulcast of Glen Arbor mainstream rock station WJZJ ("Real Rock 105.1/95.5") in September 2009, and now airs a standalone mainstream rock format as "Rock 105" as of April 2013, following 95.5 FM's change to a soft adult contemporary format as WQEZ. WIHC stopped broadcasting in February 2010 in the aftermath of a major radio purchase in the Upper Peninsula by Sovereign Communications, and has since been sold and returned to the air with religious programming. WAVC and WLJZ (now WYPV) now simulcast a conservative talk format.