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, 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 then made my way to KYSS-FM in Missoula while I was in college. I worked for KGVO, Missoula, then on to KYSN-FM, East Wenatchee, Washington. I came to Billings in March of 1988 after Citadel Communications bought the 102.9 FM & AM970 signals and Cat Country was launched. I play golf and racquetball, neither very well.
Friday Fragments – 4/19/19
Got tested for allergies this week. I was allergic to 41 out of the 56 things they test for.
Internet vs. Calls
I think today was the first time that I got more communication from listeners through Facebook, Messaging, and Snapchat than we did from the telephone.
What Are Your Favorite Repurposed Items?
Paul was talking this morning about making stadiums in our area multipurpose. High School football at Cobb Field, for example. Taxpayers built it and ought to get more use out of it. That thought led me to things that have been repurposed.
Pretend Construction: How Would You Improve Billings?
We were talking about the massive construction project that's going to disrupt traffic on 27th street this summer. And that got me to thinking. If money wasn't an object, and the project would make getting to your destination just that much easier, what would you build?
Turkeys at Briarwood
I played Briarwood yesterday and on the back (hole 15) we ran across some toms trying to impress the ladies.
Friday Fragments – 4/12/19
If you missed it this week, I covered why the Crock-Pot is the greatest invention of all time. And if you've got a good Crock-Pot recipe, I'd love to have you share it.
I’m Running Out of Performers Who Sing My Kind of Country
Earl Thomas Conley has succumbed to Dementia at the age of 77. "Heavenly Bodies" in my mind is a nearly perfect country song. It starts with some steel and has the hokey double entendre.
No Instructions Needed for Me
I love how you can get fuel 24 hours a day. No going in to pay. No buying something extra on an impulse. Just insert credit card, fill, and go. For the first time this morning, I happened to notice the instructions on the pump.
Rainy Day Memories
Rain, like we're getting today, always brings back memories, mostly about things that happened while it was raining.
How Much Effort Do You Put Into Your Yard?
Do you do your own mowing, raking, dethatching, aerating, and/or fertilizing?
Friday Fragments – 4/5/19
It was a busy week, but a good one.
Announcement: We’re Headed Back to Mexico!
Here are the details about our next Flakestrip in 2020. We are headed back to Secrets Akumal in Mexico! You can leave January 20, 21 or 22.