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?
A group of Boston Globe investigative reporters blow the lid off the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the drama “Spotlight” which opens in St. Louis this weekend.
James Bond is back for a 24th time on the big screen – and Daniel Craig’s fourth turn as 007 in the sequel to “Skyfall” – “Spectre” which opens today.
Let’s be clear about something from the onset—a lot of people will simply NOT like “Steve Jobs”.
Director Steven Spielberg reunites with Tom Hanks for the based on a true story Cold War era spy drama “Bridge of Spies” which opens this weekend.
Matt Damon plays an astronaut left for dead on the red planet in the new science fiction space thriller from director Ridley Scott—“The Martian.”
Robert De Niro stars as a 70-year-old retired widower who takes a gig as a “senior intern” at an internet startup in the new movie “The Intern.”
I wanted to do something really special in 2016 and Costa Rica has always been at the top of my list.
KMOX’s Mark Reardon reviews two new movies this week – “Black Mass” and “Everest.”
As we get closer to fall there are finally some films to really look forward to.
“A Walk in the Woods” is not unlike a pleasant hike…