Mark Reardon

Mark is the host of “The Mark Reardon Show” and “Total Information PM” on KMOX from 2 – 6 p.m. every week day.

 Mark Reardon

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A Chicago native, he moved to St. Louis in 1979 and quickly became a Cardinals fan for life after the 1982 World Series. Mark started in radio when he was just 15 years old, and his answer to the most important question in St. Louis is: Parkway West, class of 1983.

After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Mark spent the following 10 years in radio and TV in Columbia, Missouri. His other radio gigs include stops at the former KSD-AM in St. Louis, WTMJ in Milwaukee and WGN in Chicago.

He is a film fanatic and has been a long-time film critic. Mark is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), and his reviews are heard on KMOX, BXR radio in Columbia, Missouri, and “Great Day St. Louis” on KMOV channel 4. He’s also a member of the Broadcast Journalist Television Association (BJTA).

Mark is an avid cyclist, fisherman, hunter and is passionate about music — especially Bruce Springsteen. Mark is married and has three children, three dogs, three cats — and a very powerful vacuum.

Quick Questions with Mark

Favorite restaurant? Lately I’ve been particularly fond of SugarFire since they have a location in Fenton! But I love Eleven Eleven Mississippi, Sidney Street Café, Peacemaker, Pastaria — and my favorite South City restaurant/bar is The Haven.

Favorite St. Louis attraction? Busch Stadium, any day there’s a Cardinals game. I mean, duh.

Favorite music? At my core, I’m a classic rock (Springsteen, Petty, Led Zeppelin, etc.) and power-pop (Cheap Trick) guy, but I listen to all types of music. A lot of alternative rock and even country. I probably go to about 40-50 live shows a year — everything from smaller venues like the Duck Room and The Old Rock House, to the big Scottrade shows.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? New Zealand/Australia — I’ve always had a fascination with that part of the world. But I’m always most relaxed in Door County, Wisc., which is a regular Reardon family vacation spot.

Person who made the most impact on you? My wife, Rebecca. Just the fact that she puts up with me is pretty impactful.

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be?
Bruce Springsteen “The River”
Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run”
Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town”

If you’re not at work, you’re probably doing what? Changing a diaper, since at the age of 50 in 2015 I became a father again to a beautiful baby girl, Alexa Lynn Reardon.

If you won the lottery, what would you do? I certainly wouldn’t be answering questions like this since I wouldn’t be working at KMOX anymore.

If you could interview one person, who would that be? There’s a bit of a theme running here … Bruce Springsteen. He’s a hero, and despite our political differences, I think it would be a pretty cool conversation. I’ve interviewed five other members of the E Street Band, but never Bruce, himself.

What is your strongest personal quality? My dashing good looks and warm personality??? Stop laughing.

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LISTEN: 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

It’s the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Randy Lewis of the Los Angeles Times joins us.

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Country Artist Eric Church Picks Rosati-Kain Chorus To Perform On Stage With Him

“A chance of a lifetime” is how Rosati-Kain director Sarah Hardy described the experience of having her chorus perform with country superstar Eric Church on Saturday night at the Scottrade Center.

05/16/2017

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 09: South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-in, of the Democratic Party of Korea, celebrates with supporters at Gwanghwamun Square on May 9, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Moon Jae-in declared victory in South Korea's presidential election, which was called seven months early after former President Park Geun-hye was impeached for her involvement in a corruption scandal.

Former St. Louis County Election Board Director Paul DeGregorio in South Korea

Former St. Louis County Election Board Director Paul DeGregorio is in Seoul, South Korea monitoring the just completed Presidential election — which saw the liberal candidate Moon Jae-in win. DeGregorio is a senior advisor to the Association of World Election Bodies and a senior fellow for The Democracy Fund.

05/09/2017

LISTEN: Raul Malo of The Mavericks

Raul Malo talks about the upcoming performance by The Mavericks at The Pageant.

05/04/2017

John Carney

KMOX Profiles: John Carney

Carney spent many years on air at KMOX and his history is filled with a who’s who of St. Louis.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–04/24/2017

LISTEN: Kato Kaelin In Studio With Mark Reardon & Jane Dueker

Kato Kaelin joins Mark and Jane in studio to discuss the O.J. Simpson trial and his appearance this weekend at Wizard World Comic Con.

04/07/2017

LISTEN: Mark Reardon’s Interview with Don Rickles from 2007

Mark Reardon interviewed Don Rickles in 2007 after the comedian wrote his memoir.

04/07/2017

Reardon: St. Louis Needs To Address The Real Problem – Crime

I’m getting a little tired of hearing about how there needs to be more “regional cooperation” in the wake of the defeat of Prop 2. That proposal was pretty much DOA.

04/07/2017

KMOX Profiles: Kevin Steincross

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – He is a Movie Critic and Anchor for KTVI-TV’s Fox 2 News.  This morning Mark Reardon profiles Kevin Steincross on KMOX Profiles. (TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its […]

04/05/2017

KMOX Profiles: Eric Schmitt

He started as a State Senator who often Joined Mark Reardon on Air. Now he is the Missouri State Treasurer.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–03/22/2017

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