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.
‘God’s Chicken’ Won’t Be Everyone’s Favorite in Billings
O.M.G! You have GOT to try the chicken sandwich from Chik-fil-a! It is TO DIE FOR! ...Said every person that I've ever known, who has had one. Don't worry, I will try one at some point. But as busy as new restaurants are in this town when they first open, it's going to be a few months before I get around to sampling what some called "God's chicken" on a Facebook post that I saw this morn
‘I Can’t Quit': Let’s Talk About It
It did get better with time, but I still miss her. My little sister left this Earth on April 26th, 2011. And I don't want anybody to feel sorry for her. Trust me. She may have only been here 43 years. But her life was a great party. She was born when I was four and a half years old...
Mark Doesn’t Recommend This Big Ditch Activity to Billings Kids
Before 6 this morning we got to talking about The Big Ditch. The one that runs by the Rims north of downtown Billings.
Can We Just Let “You Be You” This Earth Day, Please?
I don't know if you know what Friday, April 22nd is or if you plan on celebrating. But It's Earth Day. And it was established in 1970. The goal of the day is to raise awareness about environmental protection. And our president will be flying to Seattle and Portland tomorrow in an attempt to promote his environmental agenda...
Bocephus in All His Notoriety and Fame is Coming to Billings
I can't guarantee that what I'm going to tell you is true or not. After all, I saw this post on Facebook: An image in a post said that between 1979 and 1992 Ol Bocephus put out 27 albums. Which is about an album every eight months. And every one of them sold at least half of a million copies...
Mark’s Memorable DIY Moving Experience of ’88 With a U-Haul
I'm older now. And I have "somebody else can move me" money.
Honestly, Amazon Prime is Worth it Just to Order This Item to My Billings Home
Instead of adding some rarely bought items to my grocery list, I just sit down at my laptop, and with a couple of clicks, my much-needed item is on its way. And it won't be forgotten on my next visit to the store.
32 Bullet Holes in Montana Attraction Was 32 Too Many
Please don't shoot the fake animals.
Mark Talks Snowy Weather and Year-Round BBQing in Billings
Today's article is an opportunity to show my snow picture and maybe talk year-round BBQing.
A Letter To The CMTs, From Frustrated in Small-Town Montana Radio
Dear country music industry, You're doing a lot of things wrong right now.