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.
Concerts Are Back in Billings, Buying Show Tickets Has Improved
I have not bought tickets on there in a while so I was surprised to learn that now you can pick your seats.
In Great Falls, Football Was King, and I Was Royalty for a Day
C.M. Russell High School won the state AA football title more times than I can count, and on Sundays, my group of friends would get together and play tackle football at the College Of Great Falls.
Do You Like Word Play? Name Your Car. 10 Montana Car Examples
There are many reasons people pick the names for what they drive. I'll be interested to see what other folks named their rides. And I know friends that not only name them but also refer to them just like they are people.
Radio Guy Versus New Technology, Tech Support Is Winning
I haven't struggled so much trying to learn something since I took Latin during my senior year of high school.
Hey Montana, What’s Your Most Unusual Celebrity Encounter?
After working at the top of a hotel for more than thirty years, you'd think that I would have had more elevator rides with celebrities.
Billings Is in a Hurry: Don’t Trust a Single Driver
I approach driving differently than most. I don't trust a single one of you.
This Montanan May Resist, But Here’s Why Apps Are Life-Changing
I've got a few tips for you on which apps offer some sweet deals.
A Tribute to Mark’s Sister on the 10th Anniversary of Her Death
It was ten years ago today that my little sister passed. I wanted to share some of the good memories that she left in the short forty-three years with us.
The Flakes Are Headed Back to Mexico: Friday Fragments
Flakes Trip number 27 is going back to Secrets Akumal in January.
Can Somebody Tell Me About This Building in Billings?
Was it a school? Sure looks like it could have been one at some point. I could also be persuaded to believe that it was a church.
My Awful Experience Working in Rental Management in Montana
I just had to collect rent, show apartments to potential new tenants and keep the parking lot picked up. Simple enough, right?
What It’s Like Driving in Billings Heights Right Now
Currently, we only have four sets of traffic lights in the heights. That is probably going to have to change.