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.
A Few Fragments and The Rules of Requesting Songs
I thought I'd give you the official rules of requests.
This Is How Long It Takes to Mow a Montana Lawn
My first source of income was mowing. We lived across the street from one of the more successful realtors in Great Falls.
Stay Away: Why You Shouldn’t Visit Montana This Summer
I'm here to address you tourists who are considering vacationing in the 406 and give an inside view of what you'll see and do while you're here.
Words and Phrases That Prove Montanans Have an Accent
Through my travels, I have met a lot of folks who want to learn about Montana. And that usually gets us to the part of the conversation concerning our accents.
Montana Fair Is Almost Here: This Is What I’m Looking Forward To
We are closing in on time for Montana Fair in Billings. I've always loved the fair.
Billings Needs to Find Another Way to Fund Safety (Opinion)
It's time to find a new way to pay for things. It's long past the time for property taxpayers to keep picking up the tab for everything.
I Once Ate a Big Mac a Week for a Whole Year
I just had to bring in the letter that they gave me for the manager to sign.
Let’s Debate: Do You Like to Bag Your Own Groceries?
Where are you at on the whole "bag your own groceries" discussion? I've seen a little bit of grumbling on social media about it. I don't know why
Mind Blowing: What People Will Pay to Rent a Car in Montana
I have a relative that I was talking to the other day about the lack of rental cars right now. Some of her friends were going to capitalize on this by buying an Audi SUV and renting it out. They are hoping to get $300 per day.
Thanks, Homesteader Days, for a Great Event
Little Texas was very high energy. Great openers. Shenandoah has always been one of my favorites.
Fires, Hail, an Earthquake: Friday Fragments
It was quite a week in Montana. Fires, hail, AND an earthquake. And Lewistown had a "gustnado" which I guess is a small tornado, but it didn't do any damage.
Nostalgia Alert: Legendary Events at Billings’ Shrine Auditorium
I've seen and done some impressive things at Shrine Auditorium over the years.