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.
Stay Away: Why You Shouldn’t Visit Montana This Summer
I'm here to address you tourists who are considering vacationing in the 406 and give an inside view of what you'll see and do while you're here.
Words and Phrases That Prove Montanans Have an Accent
Through my travels, I have met a lot of folks who want to learn about Montana. And that usually gets us to the part of the conversation concerning our accents.
Friday Fragments: Helena, Montana Edition
The morning after dinner at the governor's mansion, I cruised around Helena snapping some photos and reminiscing about the many times that I had been there.
And Just Like That, It’s Fire Season
In the summer of 1985, I applied to be both a firefighter and/or a bus driver to haul the firefighters from fire to fire.
Different Rules For Different Schools’ Sports Fans
One of the Facebook groups that I've been checking each day is Montana Sports Fans Alliance. This is a spot where parents of student-athletes have been venting their frustrations when it comes to not being able to watch their kids participate in their sports
Parents Are Planning a Peaceful Protest to Attend School Sporting Events
I know a lot of parents that are furious over this decision. And some of them are having a little get together Friday, August 28 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Yellowstone County Courthouse.
I’m Not Believing What I’m Hearing About COVID-19
Think back to August last year. None of us had heard of COVID-19 or Coronavirus.
The Anaconda Smoke Stack Is Actually Kinda Famous
At first glance, you see my picture and probably say "Oh, look. Mark's golfing again."
Ways to Make a Little Extra Money
I've always gotten by budgeting and even working additional jobs. And in radio, there are many areas where you can add some dollars to your checking account.
SURVEY: Is It Time to Reopen Our Economy?
I wanted to have a spot for anybody who wants to chime in, to do so. You can express yourself. You can call me names. But do you think it's time to reopen or not?