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.
Montana, Did You Know ‘Harry Potter’ May Be Making a Cinematic Comeback?
Mark and his daughter are 'Harry Potter' marathon watchers. Hear what he has to say about the potential news.
Mark Weighs in on Jerry Reed’s Top 10 Songs (And One You Should Know, Billings!)
It's country icon Jerry Reed's birthday today, and Mark's a huge fan. One of his songs should sound very familiar to regular Breakfast Flakes listeners...
Friday Fragments: Mistaken Identities, Crockpot Recipes, & Daughter’s Golf Team
And, be nice to people in traffic, even if they don't deserve it. See you again soon.
Help Mark! He Needs a New Dining Out Routine in Billings
Mark's gotten set in his ways and apparently likes the same sort of meals all of the time.
Uncle Mark Gives Billings Youth His Best Financial Advice
Love, Uncle Mark.
Candy Can Be Life-Altering. Check Out Mark’s Story About Hershey’s Hugs!
It feels a lot like I'm going to Candy Town today. You know. Just to check.
Mark Remembers Why He Doesn’t Drink Colored Beer Anymore
The pitchers were only $2 back then in the '80s, and Mark's table was the unfortunate one...
A Big Week for Billings’ Cat Country: Friday Fragments from Mark
Mark and the Farmer have a little left in the tank. So stick around.
Mark W. Reflects Being On-Air for 35 Years, And Offers His Advice For Longevity
Never apologize for being successful. Never quit showing up. And you'll be amazed how things will work out.
Mark’s Solution to the Violence in Billings Bars
In forty years of going to bars, I've never been in a fight.
Why Mark Doesn’t Do Lunch After 11:30
For me, one of the main reasons that I don't come back downtown for lunch is the parking. If you eat lunch before 11:30, you can usually get a good parking spot. But if you're supposed to meet somebody at noon, it's a different story.
Friday Fragments: Flakes Shout-Outs to Locals, More Taxes, and Bob McGuire is BACK
Wrap up the week with Mark! The Breakfast Flakes take a minute to say thanks to a few locals, and Mark talks more construction in Billings paid for by taxpayers and BOB MCGUIRE IS BACK!