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.
I’ve Lived in Montana Most of Life: Here’s Where I Got Lost
I had never actually driven past the reservoir before. But I just assumed that it would be about ten minute away from Roberts. Not exactly.
Record High Temperature, Fire, Drivers: Friday Fragments
The Roberston Draw Fire shows just how dry this area is right now. Praying for rain. We need it badly.
What to Do With the Big Bear Building in Billings (OPINION)
I was thinking about what we need that could use the existing outer structure, and some of you are thinking 'Cheesecake Factory!" Or T.G.I.Fridays. Or some other national chain. Folks, we need another jail.
Here’s a Dream Car Dealership to Move in on King Ave in Billings
This is some prime real estate sitting there not making anybody any money. So I'm sure they would give us a deal on the rent, right?
4 Great Patios in Billings to Get You in the Summer Mood
Summer is the time to "Patty on the party-o"! That's not a typo.
My Personal History of Board Games for Days When You Stay Indoors
I had a great weekend with my daughter. The bad news is she had made a bad decision. The good news is she only had a phone to stare at all day. So, we decided to make Saturday "Game Day."
Neighborhood Watch, the National Anthem: Friday Fragments
Note to self, Friday is your new garbage day and you should not call the cops on the neighbor who comes and puts your can out to get dumped. Got it.
Billings, Here’s Why You Should Vacation in Denver This Year
I was talking about vacations with a coworker this morning who is taking hers in Denver. And I've been there several times, so I thought that I would give some highlights of my trips to her and you.
Why Country Music Television’s Ratings Continue to Fall (Opinion)
The Country Music Television Network is holding its annual awards show tonight. And they have had low ratings for several years now. There are several probable causes for it.
These Billings Hair Salons Got Clever With Their Business Names
It seems to me hair salons tend to have well-thought-out names with a twist on the hairstyling business.
The Rule About Getting a Hole-in-One is Backwards
Supposedly, if you get a hole-in-one, you HAVE to buy a round of drinks for everybody that plays that golf course that day. Which, to me, should be the other way around.
When I Retire, Here Are the Side Hustles I’d Consider Picking Up
I find myself wondering quite often, what's next?