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.
Here’s How to Seem Local When You’re Not From Montana
With the reportedly huge influx that has come to our beautiful state, I thought that I'd better give you some tips about how you can fit in here and not be so easily recognized as a "Non-Montanan."
Two Billings Restaurants That Actually Started in Great Falls
Let's start with the Fluffy Taco at The El Comedor. The El Comedor was first located on the corner of an establishment in Great Falls called The Pin & Cue. You could bowl or play pool, thus the catchy title.
I’ve Lived in Montana Most of Life: Here’s Where I Got Lost
I had never actually driven past the reservoir before. But I just assumed that it would be about ten minute away from Roberts. Not exactly.
What to Do With the Big Bear Building in Billings (OPINION)
I was thinking about what we need that could use the existing outer structure, and some of you are thinking 'Cheesecake Factory!" Or T.G.I.Fridays. Or some other national chain. Folks, we need another jail.
Here’s a Dream Car Dealership to Move in on King Ave in Billings
This is some prime real estate sitting there not making anybody any money. So I'm sure they would give us a deal on the rent, right?
4 Great Patios in Billings to Get You in the Summer Mood
Summer is the time to "Patty on the party-o"! That's not a typo.
Billings, Here’s Why You Should Vacation in Denver This Year
I was talking about vacations with a coworker this morning who is taking hers in Denver. And I've been there several times, so I thought that I would give some highlights of my trips to her and you.
These Billings Hair Salons Got Clever With Their Business Names
It seems to me hair salons tend to have well-thought-out names with a twist on the hairstyling business.
These Drone Videos of Billings Show How Beautiful This Area Really Is
Recently, I typed in "Billings, MT" looking for some of those cool drone videos that take some aerial footage of some area of our town.
What Can You Tell Me About This Building in Billings?
Was it a school? Sure looks like it could have been one at some point. I could also be persuaded to believe that it was a church.
Every Montanan Should Own a Pickup
I've always favored fast cars. Unfortunately, fast cars are often worthless in Montana, so you need a winter driver. Mine has usually been a pickup.
3 Roads to Drive in Montana You Might Not Know About
For me, which road I take depends on what I think my velocity might be on that particular trip.