Mark Wilson, a native of Great Falls, has a deep-rooted connection to the world of country music. His early exposure came through his father, who was a morning radio host on KMON AM. Mark's childhood home was filled with the sounds of his dad's band practicing for their weekend gigs. One of the pivotal moments in Mark's life was attending the State Fair in Great Falls in 1971. His father served as the emcee for all the concerts, granting Mark the opportunity to enjoy front-row seats for performances by artists like Anne Murray, Glen Campbell, and the Carpenters. After high school, Mark embarked on his own journey in radio. He initiated his career at KMON Great Falls and transitioned to KYSS-FM in Missoula during his college years. His dedication to the radio industry led him to work for KGVO in Missoula and later KYSN-FM in East Wenatchee, Washington. In March 1988, Mark Wilson moved to Billings when Citadel Communications acquired the 102.9 FM and AM970 signals, launching the iconic Cat Country. Since then, he has been an integral part of the Cat Country team. Beyond his passion for radio, Mark enjoys his leisure time playing golf and racquetball, even though he admits that his skills in both sports are a work in progress.
PSA For Billings Drivers: Don’t Curse Out Bikers For This
Billings has an awful lot of bikes here. Please don't run over any of them.
Watching Local Media Shrink Right Here in Billings
If you lose your local paper, you lose the majority of your local coverage. So we'll get fewer pictures of small-town parades, criminals to be on the lookout for, and somebody's kids making a basket in the big school tournament.
Billings Downtown BK Closed, What Is Next For the Area?
Our downtown needs a refresh... And it would be nice if we could just reshuffle all the assorted fast food joints into one area.
Montanans, Remember Legally Driving With a Cold One?
I don't support drinking and driving. I'm just saying that all those years ago, it was an all-afternoon event for many.
Meeting a Real-Life Captain Maverick in Montana
Mark wasn't built for Gs, but he can dream. The Breakfast Flakes got to meet a "real-life Maverick" in the studio today.
Should Traffic Violation Punishments in Billings Fit the Crime?
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Montana, Did You Know ‘Harry Potter’ May Be Making a Cinematic Comeback?
Mark and his daughter are 'Harry Potter' marathon watchers. Hear what he has to say about the potential news.
A Bad Weekend to Be a Coyote in Montana is Coming Up
To the coyotes, you can run but you'll just die tired.
Be Nice and Tip a Little Better, Billings
For some service staff, being able to put food on their own table at home depends heavily on getting tips.
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.