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 Heavy Week With Some Levity: Friday Fragments
These past seven days have included a funeral of a lady who left us too soon, carrying a friend of mine into rehab, and the anniversary date of the passing of my brother. Sounds like a lot of laughs, doesn't it?
What’s Your Number?
I recently asked the manager of Godfather's if he had any idea how many pizzas he's made in his career. He guessed somewhere north of two million.
Have You Ever Been Robbed or Had a Gun Pulled on You?
Today I'm curious about the folks that read these that have either had a gun pulled on them or have maybe even been shot.
Today Is the 6th Anniversary of My Brother’s Passing
Today is the sixth anniversary of the passing of my little brother. Leukemia took him on a Monday evening.
Hot Grandma, Zac Brown Band, and a Serious Note: Friday Fragments
I learned about "The World's Hottest Grandma" who is raising money for agencies involved in the fire fighting effort. For every ten dollars you send, she sends you something called "Premium Content." Hmm.
Tell Us About Your Famous Friends
Tomorrow morning on our show I'll tell the story about one of the writers of Elvis's "Heartbreak Hotel" being friends with my dad. That got me thinking about my famous friends. I don't have any.
5 Tips for Concerts, Shopping, Eating, Cleaning, and Parking
I love tidbits. So here are some things I've discovered that you might not know.
Donny Osmond Sang Me Happy Birthday
Being born in December near Christmas was always like having back to back awesome days. This year was even better after I opened my card from Donny Osmond.
Battle of the Fries: Who Does it Best?
First of all, the answer to your question "Is this really all you have to worry about all day?" Yes. It is. I know.
Someone Bought Dinner For Me: Friday Fragments
My regular Friday collection of experiences from the previous week includes a recipe for Dill Pickle Bread, saving $176.00 on groceries through the Albertsons App, and having our dinner paid for.
What I Did on My Christmas Vacation
Actually, my time off was mostly about socializing.
Holiday Vacation Fragments
Yes, friends, it's time for our vacation. I call it "Christmas Vacation," not "Winter Break."