My hometown is Clear Lake, SD. Growing up centered around a great home with wonderful parents and two sisters that were grown up and gone right when I came along in 1961. Therefore I got to live the life of an only child in most ways. My father worked hard as a carpenter and my mom was home with me. I never had to be with a babysitter or a daycare and I cherish that fact. We weren't rich but everyday was filled with meals that I now dream of, lots of happiness and I had everything I needed. If it was something my parents couldn't afford, I would figure out a way to earn the money and buy it myself. The most typical way was going to work with my dad and that's where I learned work ethics that still pay off today. Working with my dad I learned how to work hard, do it right and have fun all at the same time. Countless memories of my mom. I realize now that she was one of the greatest people that God put on his earth. One of my memories of her that I know is important here, is she loved good country music. It was present in my life from the beginning and I automatically loved it and always will. My mom knew a lot about the artists and I found that to be fascinating and I wanted to do the same. The love for the sound along with the studies of the artists and songs all led to the profession I chose. I have a deep passion for being on the air talking and playing music. I take pride in my music selection. I want people to know that I play the best country music in the world and provide good information and entertainment. The only way that's going to happen is thru careful planning and hard work with each show. Every show has to be a good one if I'm going to sleep that night. My dad, countless memories like mom. But the one thing I will share about him is how he and I loved going to the car races. I mean it was serious! We lived for it from the time I was a little boy until he passed away when I was 35. The races were a huge part of my life. And it automatically evolved into being my profession as well. Along with my full-time radio work, I work full-time as the promotions director for Huset's Speedway. I also am the track announcer. I feel very comfortable talking about racing and selling racing because I've never known life without it. I have been around Huset's Speedway since I was a child. I like a shined up Corvette in the garage and a good steak, but the most important thing to me is my personal life. I have my wife Lorlane and my son Mark, Jr. I love them dearly and thank God for them everyday. We have a great home and enjoy each other all the time.