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.
I’m Drinking Beer
Drinking 101 with Mark.
“Master” Is Being Removed From Real Estate Descriptions in Houston (OPINION)
KUTV in Houston ran an article about a group of realtors there who are no longer going to use the word "Master" when describing the largest bedroom or bathroom when they are advertising their properties.
What Have You Splurged on During the Pandemic?
Since the beginning of the shutdown, I've heard how you can hardly find an ATV or an affordable firearm, so I'm just curious. What did you buy?
Where Do You Stand With COVID-19?
From the beginning, I haven't bought into the way our government has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. Where do you stand? And how much of the restrictions are affecting you?
A Bridesmaid, A Card, A U-Haul: Friday Fragments
Another Friday has arrived, so another summary of events in my awesome life.
An Open Letter to Anyone Who’s an Expert on Allergies
I'll just tell you upfront that today all I'm doing here is whining. Whining about allergies. So, let me tell you my story.
Mark’s Deep Thoughts on Drive-Thru Windows
It seems like every time I drive by a Wendy's or McDonald's, they've got cars lined up all the way back to the street.
The Guza Family Babysat Me For Years
This photo was sent to me seemingly out of the blue the other day. It was sent from a lady whose family used to babysit my sister and I back in the late '60s and early '70s.
Give Me Your Best Traeger Recipes
I'm back in the smoking some dinner business and I need some of you grill chefs out there to give me some tips and recipes suitable for the Traeger.
Rest in Peace, Howard Mushaben: Friday Fragments
Each week on Friday I try to tell you about my week. I'll save the "Dad stuff" for the end.
2020 Optimist Shoot for Youth Golf Tournament
The Optimist Shoot For Youth Golf Scramble is one of the first tournaments to not be canceled this year. The staff at Pryor Creek Golf Course is going the extra mile to make sure that social distancing is enforced.
NOSTALGIA: Butter on Saltines
I shared something on Facebook this morning that talked about those of us who put butter or margarine on saltine crackers and the post exploded with comments. So, apparently I wasn't the only one.