I grew up in Clear Lake, South Dakota as the son of a carpenter. Country music was always a big part of life and my big interest was car racing. So working professionally as a country music radio show host and as a promoter and announcer of racing is pretty much a natural fit. And it certainly makes my way of making a living very enjoyable. I’m blessed with a wonderful wife, Lorlane, and with my pride and joy, son Mark Jr. We have a great home in Sioux Falls that we enjoy spending our time together at. We enjoy movies, cooking, bike riding, shopping and we usually go bowling together once a week. We live for our annual two week vacation each winter to Maui.