Mark is the host of “The Mark Reardon Show” and “Total Information PM” on KMOX from 2 – 6 p.m. every weekday. A Chicago native, he moved to St. Louis in 1979 and quickly became a Cardinals fan for life after the 1982 World Series. He 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 television 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).
He’s an avid cyclist, fisherman, hunter and is passionate about music—especially Bruce Springsteen. Mark is married and has two children, two dogs, three cats—and a very powerful vacuum.
What is your favorite St. Louis activity?
Concerts at The Pageant. Cycling in wine country. Too many restaurants to name, but favorite place to hang out is The Haven in south city.
What would you do if you weren’t in radio?
Do you have any pets?
Two dogs: KC (lab mix) and Chase (black lab)
Three cats: Lizzie (Am shorthair), Jack Jack (Tortoise shell) and Dave (Maine Coon mix, originally from New Orleans – rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)
Share one random fact.
I once sat next to Bruce Springsteen at a movie in LA. “Defending Your Life” 1990.
If you could live anywhere else in the country, where would it be?
When Conan O’Brien’s joke fell flat on his show, he channeled his inner Cam Newton to deliver a post-joke press conference.
Josh Brolin plays a big movie studio fixer in 1950s Hollywood in the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, “Hail, Caesar!”
St. Louisan Jessica Radloff wrote about the casting of the miniseries. Witness Kato Kaelin is writing an episode by episode reaction.
Martin Rochester wrote an opinion piece about what happened on the Missouri campus in November 2015.
Casey Affleck plays the chief engineer of an oil tanker that splits in two during a nasty nor’easter off the coasts of Massachusetts in Feb of 1952 in the new movie “The Finest Hours.”
One minute and 13 seconds after liftoff, space shuttle Challenger exploded with seven astronauts on board.
Our Principles PAC lashes out at Donald Trump for skipping Thursday night’s debate.
Surely the East Coast blizzard had everything to do with climate change, right? Not so fast, says Patrick Michaels.
KMOX’s Debbie Monterrey says Downtown St. Louis is doing just fine.
And he makes some good points. Read it with an open mind.