Over the past 25 years, both Mark and Paul have been blessed to become friends with so many great Cat Country listeners.  Obviously, this week has been tough for Mark as he deals with the loss of a family member.

While Mark is up in Great Falls preparing for his brother's funeral this weekend, Paul wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to extend their condolences.  We've received hundreds of e-mails, along with many cards, letters and phone calls.  The response has been overwhelming and humbling.

Paul also wants to thank you for putting up with him while Mark has been out.  You may notice that his brain slowly begins to scramble every morning around 8:15 or so.  That's because Mark is the guy who pushes all of the right buttons.  Fortunately, Paul hasn't caught the studio on fire yet.  Knock on wood.