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.
How Buying Vinyl Has Changed, and Where to Get it in Billings
If you're not old enough to remember, you used to be able to buy records at Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney, and Sears.
Open Letter: Thank You for Being Fast, But How Do I Eat This?
In my experience, you truly have been "freaky fast." One question: Do I need to take some sort of class on how to unwrap these things?
I’m Not Home Enough to Be a Dog Owner: Friday Fragments
I'm getting to where I dread every Wet Nose Wednesday. We've been introduced to some pretty great dogs.
Why Do So Many People Speed Down This Road in Billings?
There are several streets in and around Billings where people like to press down on the throttle a little bit. I have a few spots that I do it too.
Billings Restaurants That Are Gone But Need a Second Chance
I was reminiscing with some of my Billings friends the other day about our favorite Billings restaurants that are gone.
Montanans Know: Many of Us Are Already Carrying a Gun
A lot of us know the truth around Montana. There are already a lot of guns in purses, cars, and houses.
Spring Cleaning Tip: Don’t Forget to Declutter Your Hobby Bags
Let me tell you upfront that cleaning out my golf bag for the first time in several years was not a planned event.
Don’t Be Like Mark and End Up in ‘Tree Jail': Friday Fragments
If you played golf with me, I would warn you not to hit in here. This is a bad spot to be. It's called "Tree Jail." This is where bogies come from.
The Second Year in A Row I Won’t Go Home for Mother’s Day
I've been told that Mother's Day is the busiest restaurant day of the year. It's the only day that I will ever wait in line to eat somewhere because my moms are both picky.
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.