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.
Oh Christmas Tree
Let me start by saying that I'm a fan of the artificial tree. I prefer ones with fiber optics so they change colors. They make more financial sense to me, and they don't make a mess in your living room.
Wilson’s Fabulous Buffet: Mark Designs His Fantasy Buffet
Why anybody in their right mind would eat gross things like three-bean salad or beets is beyond me. But that's why I'm going to make my very own "Wilsonized" buffet.
I Love Gadgets: Mark Demos His New ‘Rotato’
Ladies and gentlemen, please feast your eyes on the latest gadget/doodad/thingamajig that I couldn't live without. It's the "Rotato." It peels potatoes. I know, right?!
The Voice of Grizzly Football Has Passed
Let me start by saying that my post about Mick Holien passing away is not a sad one. Mick loved his life, and he sure loved being the voice of the University of Montana Athletics.
One Last Thank You
We had great weather on both days. And because we did the event as a drive-through this year, I got to see a lot of kids in car seats. Although I've always enjoyed this event, seeing so many kids whose families were getting meals made me happy.
Saying Thanks Ahead of Time
I usually try to thank everybody involved in Flakesgiving after the event has concluded. But this year, I'm saying thank you early. But I don't know all the names of everybody to thank.
Are You for Masks or Freedom?
I see both sides of the argument. For the customer, he thinks masks are ridiculous, and for the employees, they are just doing their jobs.
Challenge. That's the right word for Flakesgiving this year.
Trip Giveaway Tonight and the ‘Rotato': Friday Fragments
I went through my kitchen drawers to see if I owned a potato peeler. I didn't. Fear not, my friends. One is on its way to Mark's house. One of my mottos is "Work smarter, not harder." That's why the "Rotato" is coming to my kitchen just in time for the holidays.
Who Do You Miss on the Radio?
One of the most common feuds between the airstaff and the powers-that-be is what songs are going to get played.
Flakes Trip Giveaway This Friday, Flakesgiving is On!
We finally have some answers for you about how and where we will give our trip to Mexico away. And we also have a place and a plan for Flakesgiving.
What Does Our Future Look Like?
First of all, who is going to be our next president? And how long until we find out? Are masks going to be part of our reality forever? I hope not. Is the ramped up cleaning of shopping carts and golf carts going to continue? I sure hope so.