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.
Thoughts After Paying My Montana Property Taxes This Week
We're being overtaxed.
One of the Flakes Has A Show Again: “Yellowstone” is Back at It
So sometime in the next few days, I'm going to set aside some time, pop some popcorn and waste a little more of my life on Yellowstone.
Big Variables That Keep Montanans Close (or Far) From Their Hometowns
A survey by Pew Research said that with the exception of the military, 37% of Americans have never lived outside of their hometowns. Which is about what I would've guessed.
Mark Imagines: The City of Billings and the Heights Get a Divorce…
Our Digital Diva who helps us with our articles, Rachel, asked me if I had heard anything about the Heights wanting to become their own, separate city. No longer under the control of anything to do with Billings. She found people talking about it on Reddit in the Billings Community...
Mark’s 10-Year-Old Self Never Really Liked a Certain Season in Montana
I'll sell my rakes and buy more golf balls as an adult now.
Why ‘Horse Gals’ Are Their Own Special Breed in Montana, According to Mark Wilson
Earlier this morning Paul and I were talking about some of the things going on in town this week and happened to mention NILE. A few minutes later we got a call from someone I put in their own category. I call them "Horse Gals". And this special breed of person is all about their horses...
Beartooth Pass Closing, Viral ‘Yellowstone’ Trailer, and Friends We’ve Lost
Got the news today that Beartooth Pass will shut down for the season on Tuesday the 11th. After I wrote about some old girlfriends last week, I heard from a couple of them. And they don't all actually hate me. New York Yankee Aaron Judge broke Roger Maris' record for home runs in the American League when he hit #62. And Albe...
Montana Do You Remember CB Radios? Celebrate Them Today
President Jimmy Carter declared that every October 4 would be National CB Radio Day. And it's been that way since 1976. A lot of younger folks may have never used a C.B. radio. But back in the 1970s, they were incredibly popular as 20 million of them had been sold across the country...
As a Montana Native, It’s Easy To Mix Up These Two Towns
There's an event going on where they are trying to raise some money to help update the main street. In Worden, not Huntley. Don't get them mixed up.
I Survived Jury Duty in Montana. Here’s How it Went!
And as much as I hated to be there, I did learn a lot about the process that I had no idea about beforehand.