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.
Five Things A Garage Needs, According to Mark
You're blogging about your garage? Yes. I am that bored! Not only that! I'm counting them down!
How I Spent Time With My Family When I Was Young
I've really tried to focus on the positives that I see while we are sheltering in place. I love seeing families playing board games and going for walks. I think most families spend less time together today than they did back when I was a kid...
I was "moving in" to my golf cart, I had a lucky find, a pack of sanitizing wipes that I forgot that I had.
A plea for help: Johnny Vincent apparently isn't allowed to play outside and doesn't have enough money to buy tanning lotion.
I’m Doing the Facebook Scenery Challenge
This was taken at the Double Arrow Golf Course in Seeley Lake, MT. This whole valley is one of my favorite places to spend time.
Mark’s Lockdown Day 17
Helped with 7th grade homework, but had trouble coming up with three reasons why monsters shouldn't eat me.
Behind the Scenes of My Facebook Updates
I don't get asked for a tour of the radio station much anymore, but I used to quite a bit, and I'd tell people ahead of time "It's not very thrilling." So, here's a photo of my Facebook update. Each morning I scroll miles of the site trying to find the gems.
Positives to the Quarantine
This isolation from my regular routine has many positives. Here's my list.
Shelter In Place Edition: Friday Fragments
I think that we can all say that we've never seen a week quite like this one. I miss socializing in bars and restaurants.
Daily Quarantine Tasks
I'm trying to distract myself at home by accomplishing one medium-sized task each day. Yesterday was the pantry.
Mark’s Golf Balls [Poll]
Are you seriously blogging about golf balls? Yes. My life is that boring. And I needed a break from all things Corona.
Let Coronavirus Teach You to Be More Prepared
I hope everybody learns from this lockdown that we're experiencing. I hope that when everything opens back up people are better prepared for other events just like this one.