Current co-host of the “Mornings with Mark and Sam” show on 97.9 KICK-FM. Mark is a graduate of the Conservatory at The Second City in Chicago and holds a degree in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Mark is also the host of “On the Mark”, an hour of honest sports talk every Saturday morning on News Talk 1070 KHMO-Am. His love for sports followed him from Chicago never missing an opportunity to watch the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, or Hawks. In 2022, Mark received the Missouri Broadcasting Award for Best Sports Personality Small Market. Mark enjoys time with his wife and family, history, and random facts. You can connect with Mark on Twitter @MarkHespen
April Events in the Tri-States
There are soooo many events in the Tri-State area in the month of April, here is a breakdown of some of the biggest (and can't miss) ones!
Illinois could pass an Anti Book Banning Law
There is a bill in the Illinois House that would target libraries in the state that ban books, here is what you need to know...
The Kansas City Chiefs are staying in St. Joseph, Missouri
The Chiefs aren't leaving Kansas City, and they are not leaving St. Joseph, Missouri either! Here is the breakdown of the Chiefs' new deal with Missouri Western State University.
Which Counties in Illinois GAINED Population Last Year?
Illinois is losing people, yes we know, BUT there were 10 out of the 102 counties in the state that actually gained population over the last year, which 10 saw the gains? The counties that gained may surprise you...
St. Louis named a Top 15 City in the US for an Outdoor Wedding
If you are looking for a spectacular outdoor wedding you may not have to look far away from home, St. Louis was named one of the best outdoor wedding cities in the US, and here is why...
The City with the Best Credit Score in Missouri is…?
A ranking of the cities with the best credit scores has been released, and you may be shocked to see which city in Missouri has the BEST credit score, and no it's not Kansas City...
Chicago named a Top Vacation Spot for Baseball Fans
Opening day is almost upon us and if you are a giant baseball fan you need to take a trip to one of the baseball capitals of the world...Chicago!
Why is St. Louis, Missouri Suing Kia and other Car Companies?
Apparently, St. Louis is joining a list of cities that are suing Kia and other car companies, but why are they doing this?
Combs, Wallen, & more Country Concerts in Illinois this Year
What are the biggest concerts coming to Illinois this year? We know the biggest names in Country Music Luke Combs, and Morgan Wallen will be in the Land of Lincoln in 2023, but who else is coming?
A new Law could let Non-Citizens Become Cops in Illinois
Are you in favor of letting non-US citizens become police officers? A new bill in Illinois would allow for that to happen...