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.
Mark Talks His Go-To Sandwich Recipes, Dolly Parton Rocks, & Trackside Auto Job
It's Friday so you know what that means... Mark's Friday Fragments!
How Dolly Parton is Getting Montana Kids to Read
Dolly's organization was established in 1995. It was important to her to make sure that kids could have access to high-quality books.
How Cat Country 102.9 in Billings Has Helped Grieving People
Hey, it's your grief process. You should listen to what you want to. 💔
[LISTEN] Breakfast Flakes Back Together With Country Star Mattea
They got to reconnect today!
Ok, Sometimes This Radio Host is Guilty of Being “That Guy” in Billings
He's just a little... distant... sometimes.
ICYMI: Mark’s Friday Fragments on Chinese Spy Balloon & Coyotes in Montana
It's hard to find a road sign on any Montana gravel road that doesn't have bullet holes in it. So, taking a shot or two at some balloon is not a really big stretch.
2 Dates in February That Mark Just Doesn’t Get
Whoever invented Valentines Day and the cards that are supposed to go with it was a marketing genius. But he sure made February 14th hard on guys like Mark.
No, The Breakfast Flakes Haven’t Met Every Famous Country Artist
But, they did get to meet a few, and even had the opportunity to play basketball with one star...
When Will We Get These Restaurants, Billings? And More on Friday Finishers
Mark talks Chick-Fil-A opening (like everyone has been), calling the Breakfast Flakes live, and his biggest pet peeve when it comes to cars posted for sale.
A Bad Weekend to Be a Coyote in Montana is Coming Up
To the coyotes, you can run but you'll just die tired.
Be Nice and Tip a Little Better, Billings
For some service staff, being able to put food on their own table at home depends heavily on getting tips.
Back in the Heyday: Free Concerts For the Flakes in Montana
I talked to somebody over the weekend that was amazed to find out that Paul and I don't get free concert tickets to every show that comes to town. But we used to.