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.
You Should Travel: If Not the Flakes Trip, Somewhere
I hope that you have a "Dream Destination". And I hope you get to go see it in person someday.
Friday Fragments Are Back! Plus Mark’s Joke of the Day
Friday Fragments are back! Here's where I wrap up some highlights from the week that Paul and I discussed on our morning show.
Country Lyrics Inspired Nascar Broadcaster’s Catchphrase & My Dad’s Vocabulary
My dad, who's from Alabama, always used "boogity" as part of his regular vocabulary.
Billings, Are You Taking More Safety Precautions With Increase in Shootings?
Billings is no longer "small-town America". More doors are kept locked and fewer cars are kept running in public.
Which Kind of Field Trips Do Students Love Nowadays?
I remember the golden grade school years and the field trips we took. What are kids into now?
Stop Raising My Taxes: Mark’s Got His Eye on Montana’s CI-121
Our tax system in this state isn't fair but there may be a solution.
Earthquakes, Planes, and Getting Rear Ended. Mark Shares Some Crazy Experiences.
I've been through enough unique experiences to fill a book. What about you?
Mark Wants to be Cast on ‘Yellowstone’ for This Role
I want to be on a couple of episodes of Yellowstone. I'm just not sure where they would work me in.
Billings, Which Bad Booze Experience Ruined a Certain Alcohol For You?
I once had an episode that was so bad I couldn't even eat the peppermint candies that you used to get with your check when you ate at Pizza Hut.
Mark’s 2 Cents on No Laws Against “F-bomb” Biden Flags in Lockwood
Let me start by saying that I am the last guy who can lecture anybody about using bad language. Because I do. But there is a time and a place.
Here’s How to Seem Local When You’re Not From Montana
With the reportedly huge influx that has come to our beautiful state, I thought that I'd better give you some tips about how you can fit in here and not be so easily recognized as a "Non-Montanan."
Mark’s Retirement Savings Advice We All Need To Hear
I hope that you're watching your money and planning for an amazing retirement. Here's what I have to say about the savings process.