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.
When Friends Won’t Cover the Tab
I think that we've all got a friend or two who is the last one to grab the check when you're all out for lunch or drinks. And when you're a tightwad friend of mine, you get ridiculed.
Do Montanans Have to Retire to Arizona or Florida?
When we retire, do we HAVE to move to Arizona or Florida? Is it some type of federal law?
Final Thoughts About Flakes Trip 2021: Friday Fragments
This wraps up my post-Flakes Trip week. Hopefully, I've given you some insight about our fabulous week in me-HE-co!
Will There Be a Flakes Trip Next Year?
I hate to remind you, but we are closer to the end of these trips than we are to the beginning.
Meet “Wilson” the Coatis
Sitting with our travel agent, Carol, each morning by the lobby bar was how most of my mid-mornings got going. And residing in the jungle that weaves itself all the way through the resort, are Coatis.
Not Mexican Food but The Food in Mexico
Food selection and quality has come a long, long way from where it was when we first began taking these trips in 1996.
Wheels is Back in Montana: Tales from Mexico, Day 1
This year while spending time at Secrets Akumal I made sure to get plenty of pictures to document my week. And I'll post one each day this week and tell you a little about it.
What I Think About When I’m in Mexico
There's just something about being on the beach with a cup of coffee watching the day start. And laugh at the things that run through my mind.
My Old School Car Audio Situation
Back in my day, in high school, car stereos were a big deal. My car only had the factory AM radio when I bought it.
It’s Time for Local Television News to Change
Let's say that it's completely up to me how the news programming is going to look. Here's what I'd do:
Inauguration, Memes, and Marco Polo: Friday Fragments
The Bernie Sanders memes that are all over Facebook are pretty funny. But, it occurs to me that I don't know how to make my own memes.
Mark’s Inviting You To Rub It In
As I was staring out the window this morning thinking about all of the places that we've been on Flakes trips, I thought that there surely must be awesome spots that I haven't been to yet.