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.
If Your Phone Is About to Die and You’re Lost, Do This, Billings
I don't how many hours a day I'm scrolling through things on Facebook, but it's a lot. And for as much time as I'm on there, there isn't much of what I'm looking for. But I ran across an idea on there this week that I really liked. And I shared the idea with my daughter, but it's a good idea for all your loved ones...
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.
Long Road Trips Make the Best (Or Worst) Memories for Montanans
I had to Google my longest trip. In 1984 a buddy and I decided to go on "The Great Quest For Truth". We started in Missoula. Then we drove to stay with another friend in Las Vegas. In a 1978 Mustang King Cobra. Death Valley is a good time in a car with no air conditioning.
Hey Billings, Remember Cash? Some of Us Still Use It to Pay
Part of the issue nowadays is that people younger than me pay for everything with a card. Debit card, credit card, and so on.
What’s the Solution For This Billings Walmart Parking Lot Phenomenon?
It's concerning the homeless folks that have started camping out in the Walmart parking lots across Montana, specifically Billings as the post pointed out.
The Best Way to Make Corn on The Cob: Wilson’s Great Corn 101
I've heard of folks who butter up a slice of bread the rub the corn on it. I also heard about a guy who bites off a chunk of real butter and then butters the corn while he is eating it.
In Montana, We Used to Use C.B. Radios. Do You Remember?
Breaker one-nine. Breaker one-nine. You got your ears on? I'm looking for a smokey report. I'm eastbound outta Billings, c'mon.
Is Getting Spoiled By The Boss at The 9-5 Rare in Montana?
Back in 1988 when this radio station started, our first general manager would pay you 50 bucks just to put a Cat Country sticker on your vehicle.
Huge No-Nos for Billings Drivers If You’re Trying to Not Look Stupid
It's not me. And if you're reading this, it's not you either. Because we are good drivers. Drivers who don't make mistakes when we're behind the wheel.
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...
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.