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.
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.
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 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.
Why Do So Many People Speed Down This Road in Billings?
There are several streets in and around Billings where people like to press down on the throttle a little bit. I have a few spots that I do it too.
Billings Restaurants That Are Gone But Need a Second Chance
I was reminiscing with some of my Billings friends the other day about our favorite Billings restaurants that are gone.
Montanans Know: Many of Us Are Already Carrying a Gun
A lot of us know the truth around Montana. There are already a lot of guns in purses, cars, and houses.
Can Somebody 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.
Stay Away From “That” Part of Billings
Don't get me wrong. I don't think that Billings is headed anywhere in a handbasket. I'm just seeing more criminal activity.
POLL: Tunnel or Overpass in Downtown Billings
I know very little about the topic that I'm writing about today: city planning and construction.