93.7 KCLB Signs Revered On-Air Personality Mark Thompson’s “Mark in the Morning” Show Beginning on December 7!
25-Year LA Radio Veteran Co-Hosted the “Mark and Brian Show,” Southern California’s Longest-Running Morning Radio Show; Show Was Syndicated in Palm Springs for 14 Years
PALM SPRINGS, CA –Alpha Media’s radio station KCLB 93.7 FM has become the first Southern California affiliate of the “Mark in the Morning” show with Los Angeles morning radio personality Mark Thompson, it was announced today by Tricia Bastida, Vice President and General Manager. This is Thompson’s second time on the air at KCLB; the “Mark and Brian Show” aired on KCLB from 1998 to 2006. (The show then aired on KCLB’s sister station, KDGL “The Eagle,” from 2006 to 2012.) The program originates from flagship station 100.3 The Sound KSWD-FM in Los Angeles, owned by Intercom.
“Mark’s return is probably the biggest thing to happen to Palm Springs radio since his departure,” said Bastida. “KCLB will continue to be all about the music, and Mark will create a daily shared experience that Rock fans won’t want to miss.”
“Mark in the Morning” will air each Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Listeners can count on a rich mix of music and fun conversation, celebrity interviews, comedy – and the type of spontaneous moments that happen naturally when Mark Thompson and a radio mic appear in close proximity. Above all, it will be four hours each day with one of the most relatable radio superstars in Southern California.
About Mark Thompson: Mark has been working in radio for 45 years and been doing morning radio for 35 years, 25 of which were spent in Los Angeles.
Mark received the Marconi award, considered to be the Academy Award of the radio business, and was named “Air Personality of the Year” by Billboard Magazine on two different occasions. He won an Emmy
Award for co-hosting the Andy Griffith Christmas Special for Fox, and he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Mark was part of NBC’s fall schedule in 1991, starring in “The Adventures of Mark and Brian.” He has appeared in numerous other television shows, including “Reba,” “Cheers,” “Wings” and “Dharma and Greg.” His feature film work includes roles in “Rocky V,” “Escape from LA” and “Princess Diaries.”
Mark wrote and starred in two independent films. “Mother Ghost” received four best picture awards, and Mark received an award for Best Screenplay. Leonard Maltin reviewed the film saying, “How refreshing to find an American film that’s willing to deal with a real-life, adult situation in a way that’s both mature and entertaining. I admired this film — and I enjoyed it too.” Mark’s second film is the psychological thriller “2:13.” He stars in the film along with Teri Polo, Kevin Pollak and Dwight Yoakum.