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, What’s Your “Stuck While Traveling” Story?
Sometimes getting stuck somewhere isn't all bad.
Mark from The Breakfast Flakes Has Tips For Making New Year’s Resolutions
When you are making your resolutions this year, remember that they have to be your idea. If your wife has been on your butt about something, it's not gonna work.
How One of The Breakfast Flakes Had the Best Christmas of His Adult Life
OK. It's not a Thanksgiving story. It's a Christmas story. And it was the best Christmas of my grown-up life. My girlfriend at the time and I had built a house together. We moved in during the summertime. And we were talking about what we were going to do for Christmas that year...
From The Breakfast Flakes: Happy Holidays & Thank You, Montana
Happy holidays. I hope you're as blessed in your life as I feel I am in mine. - Mark from The Breakfast Flakes
Mark Can’t Stand This Inconvenience After Seeing the Doctor
Hopefully Mark is done visiting doctors and pharmacies for a while.
Experiences Riding The Elevator in Montana’s Second-Tallest Building
Mark ran across a story by one of our sister stations in Missoula about an elevator incident in the Missoula Public Library. Since he rides an elevator 10 times every week, he always reads those stories.
Billings, Do You Get as Peeved as Me When Trying to Cancel a Service?
Mark thinks canceling should be just as easy as signing up.
Friday Fragments from Mark: Eye Surgery, MT Gov.’s Note, and Vacation Time
The Breakfast Flakes are ready for holiday vacation. But before that, Mark celebrates Friday with a few
Thoughts After Paying My Montana Property Taxes This Week
We're being overtaxed.
Back in The Day, Mark Wilson Used to Do This For Cat Country Radio
Change isn't anything new to Mark, who's worked for Cat Country longer than most of his coworkers have been alive. (Except Paul)
Mark Chooses Billings Restaurants to Eat At Based on This
The employees make a big difference.
Montana Radio Host vs. Montana Teens: Discussing TV Theme Music Then and Now
So now we've all agreed at the next holiday gathering we are going back to playing board games and fighting about what the rules for each game are instead of discussing music.