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.
My Favorite Montana Concert Venue, and a Few Others
One of my favorite things about where we live is how small the population is. And generally, to be able to afford a nice outdoor music venue, you need a bigger population to draw from.
Rednecks and Roundup, Montana
I'm not going to organize my own Redneck Olympics, but I have some ideas for additional contests.
Tips for Volleyball Parents in Eastern Montana
For the games in places like Lewistown or Red Lodge, I prefer to go up the night before.
The Mark Wilson School For Performance Driving
If you attend the Mark Wilson School For Performance Driving, we will require that you can already operate a manual transmission (or "a stick" as we say in Montana).
Fundraisers and a Mark Rant: Friday Fragments
I'm mad about our national media coverage.
Why I’m Cooking Easter Dinner This Year
Because I was spoiled I took those meals growing up for granted.
Every Montanan Should Own a Pickup
I've always favored fast cars. Unfortunately, fast cars are often worthless in Montana, so you need a winter driver. Mine has usually been a pickup.
Laurel High School, Billings West High Fundraisers Need Your Help
Two local high schools are looking for help with their fundraisers.
A Day in Lewistown, Montana
Last Saturday our destination was Lewistown. I've always liked that place.
Sub Shops Get Competition in Billings: Friday Fragments
I'm wondering how many places in town there are where you can get a sub sandwich. If you count steak sandwiches and all those that are served on a sub bun in every restaurant in town. That's a lot of competition.
The 5 Traffic Commandments of Billings
I was driving around our fair city yesterday I got to thinking about why some of the drivers pulled some of the maneuvers that I saw performed.
What I Learned About Billings Restaurants From Google
I'm not even sure what the heck I was looking for yesterday when I ran across the filters on my Google map.