My Adventures With Mark And Brian
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Denise Carbone Dickey says
June 20, 2023 at 5:20 pm
I just wanted to pass along a message to Mark to thank him for writing his book. I just finished it and it was so bittersweet to read. It brought back so many happy memories for me. It also answered so many questions I had about what really happened behind the scene and with you and Brian. I loved the end where Mark acknowledged Brian and all the good times and happy memories they had. I also found out that Mark was/is a good friend of mine when I got to page 82. John Leader. Nice surprise indeed. Thank Mark again for me and you for the years I got the pleasure of making my mornings the best!
Dean Zee says
June 4, 2023 at 9:40 pm
I thoroughly enjoyed your book. I enjoyed your openness with your journey here in Southern California and all of the behind the scenes information, including not being afraid to name names. Your team with Brian is truly a success story, even with the downs that came with the up’s. You did it your way and succeeded on your merits. I think looking back you have come to appreciate that success along with the realization / acceptance that your business – like much of entertainment – can often be characterized by large swings in popularity. Most of your peers would love to have reached even most of your level of success.
I want to let you know that your show also had an impact on people like me that were not really long-term listeners. I was in my 20’s in the 80’s. The radio stations I listened to changed occasionally, depending on what station was played at my place of work, the music and other factors. I enjoyed Rick Dees, Mark & Brian and KROQ. But yes I have fond memories of the humor and human connection of your show!
A year or two back I read the autobiographical book by Richard Blade from KROQ. I recommend it to you. He has his own successful journey and issues with the radio industry that will probably have you nodding your head up and down. He took a different path to success than Mark & Brian (a lot of DJing, scouting out undiscovered artists, riding the new wave popularity) but encountered similar “what have you done for us lately” attitude from radio executives as his career progressed.
So, again, kudos to you and Brian for what you did here in So. Cal. Unfortunately I just don’t connect with radio personalities anymore and ironically I am self-employed and can listen a lot. Even talk radio seems more personable than the bland politically-correct attempts at humor for today’s DJs. The world was a better place back then – acceptance, love and good times prevailed over tribes at war. I liked your show’s pushing the envelope on things, loved the Christmas shows, liked the giveaways (the black hoes) and other things. As we all become senior citizens we can look back at our lives with good memories and appreciation, realizing we probably wouldn’t do many things that differently.
God bless you
May 10, 2023 at 5:15 pm
Thank you so much for doing this! So many memories came flooding back listening to your voice again after all these years. Incredible job.
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