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.
Virtual Tour of the Cat Country Studios
Okay, kids, here it is. A tour of my job. This photo was taken this morning.
Space Invaders, Galaga, and Foosball
In my teens, I hung out at an arcade in Great Falls called The Fuse Box. Space Invaders, Galaga, and foosball got most of my quarters.
We Were Cavemen Back Then
When I was twelve, we not only didn't have cell phones, we had one phone for the entire house and it was in the kitchen!
Frying Pans, Sacred Cows, and Allergies: Friday Fragments 10/25/19
Whooooo....what a week! For starters, I can't believe how many comments came from me not only changing my Facebook profile picture for the first time in 7 years, but I also got TONS of comments on it. Kinda funny.
Please Press One
Did you ever wonder how much time we waste after we hear the recording say, "If you know your party's extension....wait for the beep"? Seven seconds here, eight seconds there. After you stop and think about it, those seconds really add up.
4-Way Stop on the Highway
I took a quick trip to Havre and back yesterday and was surprised to run into a 4-way stop in a spot where there never used to be one.
Trunk Or Treat in Huntley
If you're feeling like getting out of the house on Sunday afternoon and maybe take a little drive, Trunk Or Treat is Happening in Huntley.
MacKenzie River Pizza Is Hiring
I took this picture last Thursday night during our "Stop By" at MacKenzie River Pizza. It took me back to a time when you were lucky to get a job like this.
Windshield Therapy, Uber Eats, My Profile Pic: Friday Fragments
I took some heat for just ASKING about getting a Christmas tree delivered. And more heat from changing my profile picture to one of me on a ladder at the Barn Raising.
My Early Days in Radio
We got the news this morning that Bob Kingsley has passed. He was 80 and had pancreatic cancer.
One Last Mow
What I'm saying is, for me anyway, it's nearly the start of Golden Tee Video golf season.
Adult Halloween Parties
I guess I'm doing a survey on how many of you still dress up, and what in the heck should I dress up as?