I was born and raised in Great Falls and grew up listening to my dad on KMON AM where he was the morning guy. Dad also had a band that would practice at our house for the jobs they played almost every weekend. So, my exposure to country music was huge. At the State Fair in Great Falls in 1971, dad emceed all of the concerts so my sister Michelle, who would also follow us to on-air work, and I got to sit in the front row for Anne Murray, Glen Campbell and the Carpenters. I started on KMON Great Falls shortly after high school. I worked the overnight shift, then went and made pizzas all day because starting out doesn't pay very well. I made my way to KYSS-FM, Missoula while I was in college. I worked for KGVO, MIssoula, then on to KYSN-FM, East Wenatchee, Washington where "It's always 98 and sunny." I came to Billings in March of 1988 after Citadel Communications bought the 102.9 FM & AM970 signals. Cat Country was launched. We've been fortunate to not have had to move around like most announcers do. Even in our town, some guys have worked at double digit stations while we have just been here. I play golf and racquetball, neither very well.