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.
List of Top Hits From ’88, The Year Cat Country Was Born
I was looking some things up on the internet this morning and ran across a list of number one songs from 1988, the first year that we were on the air.
Former School Bus Driver Wants You to Help Enforce Montana’s HB 267
We all know that even with stricter rules and heftier fines, some drivers are still going to run these. But you can help.
Do You Camp in Montana Like Mark Wilson? Here Are a Few Signs You Do
At the end of the last event of the day, I need a shower and some air conditioning.
Mark Ponders How Gas Prices and Montana Living Costs Have Drastically Changed
"Back when gas was 30 cents a gallon, and love was just 60 cents away" - Tom T. Hall I remember hearing my parents telling me what things cost or how little money they made when they were younger. It always annoyed me. And I guess there were some of the stories I didn't believe...
Learning the “Pots”, One Montana Radio Legend To Another
I remember when I was a teenager and would go to the Holiday Village in Great Falls to visit my dad at work. KMON was in the mall back then. And they had a window where mall shoppers could stop and watch whoever was on the air. Which is all warm and fuzzy...
Air Force Thunderbirds, Wing Walkers, and More at ‘Flight Over the Falls’ Air Show in Great Falls
I've talked to some folks that are putting together another air show in Billings next year. But if you can't wait until then and have this coming weekend free, you could attend the air show in Great Falls.
Which Artists Would Make the ‘Mount Rushmore of Music’?
So who do you have on your assorted Mount Rushmores of Music?
The Right Way and The Wrong Way to Voice Radio Ads
Local advertisers really have to come up with a creative ad that will entice customers to still shop locally.
What Do You Buy a Guy Who Has ‘Everything’? Mark’s Bachelor Buying Guide
"Mark, you are IMPOSSIBLE to buy gifts for because you already have everything," says everybody in my life.
One Montanan’s Review of Medora, North Dakota for a Weekender
I took a trip to North Dakota with some buddies this weekend. Here's how it went.