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.
Walmart Has Old School Video Games. Do You Have A Favorite?
I was in the heights Walmart yesterday picking up three $ 150.00 gift cards that we will raffle off Saturday night at the Dog House Parade. I snapped a quick photo of this lady playing Galaxian.
Personalized Birthday From Your Favorite Celeb, How Much?
I got a personalized birthday card with Donny Osmond singing to me a couple of years ago. It was pretty funny, and kind of cool. I ran across a couple of ads this morning showing which celebrity will do your messages. No, Sheryl Crow doesn't do them.
Today The 406 Is Not Just A Destination. Prefix Needed for Calls
Starting today in Montana, you will have to dial 406 to call anybody in our state. As I was reading up on this, I began wondering how many contacts that are saved in my phone are going to need to be updated.
Deer vs My Pickup. My Pickup Won. Deer Survived.
I've been driving the same road to get to work for seventeen years and today was the first time I made contact with a deer. Actually, officer, the deer ran into me. I saw him coming from the right, trying to run fast enough to get in front of my pickup and get to the other side of the road. He …
Stolen or Did I Lose It. Things I Know Were Stolen Some I Found
I was staring out the window the other day thinking about all the things that I've had stolen from me throughout my lifetime. I was wondering if any of those thieves ever got around to feeling bad.
Mark Explains A Radio Career Path and Success Secrets
You don't see many people trying to get into radio broadcasting these days. The computer has taken the place of the up-and-coming disc jockey eager to work their way up to being on the morning show.
Montana Dog Stands Watch As Owner Eats at Cowboys in Huntley
I like Cowboy's selection of brisket, ribs. and pulled pork. That being said, their taco salad is good too. But make sure that you're hungry before you order it. So, after a relaxing round of golf, I stopped in for a bite to eat and was headed out to the pickup when I ran across this guy.
Exercise, Not a Chance. I Do Everything Possible Not to Partake
Which made me think about what I had given up. My list starts with milk, pasta, and bread most of the time. (an occasional old-school cheeseburger still happens). When I thought about it, I've given up exercise. Seriously.
Are You Hard to Buy For at Christmas? Have Any Unused Gift Cards?
How many unused gift cards do you own? I've got my collection down to about a dozen and it's taken some work to get that total down that low. I am you prototypical person that is "hard to buy for". So my friends and family get me gift cards for my birthday and Christmas gifts. Wo…
Why Radio Stations Play or Do Not Play Your Favorite Song
So that got me thinking about how most radio stations quit playing a song that's as big as that one was. "Achy Breaky Heart" comes to mind as another one that we played to death, followed by just not playing one day. As the guy PLAYING the song, I get it. Songs burn out. You CAN …
My Radio Career, It’s Ups and Downs, Words of Advise
Today's article will be both half-empty and half-full. The half-full part is being at the stage of a career spent in broadcast where I mostly like everything about my job. Management doesn't micromanage our topics or our show. I've got somebody to talk to every day. iI's inside a…
If You’re Going To Golf With Mark There Are Rules
I get invited to play with a lot of different people during the year. I don't play with just anybody. I have a few standards that you have to be able to meet before you and I spend 18 holes together in a cart.