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?
The damaged dam in Oroville, California, forced the evacuation of 200,000 people. Deirdre Fitzpatrick is with KCRA-TV in Sacramento.
Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the man who turned McDonald’s restaurants into a fast food empire, in “The Founder.”
Ted Melfi is the writer and director of the new movie “Hidden Figures.”
Miles Teller plays boxer Vinny Pazienza and Aaron Eckhart his balding potbellied trainer Kevin Rooney in a comeback story for the ages – “Bleed for This.”
Aliens have arrived in pods across our planet in the new science fiction mystery thriller “Arrival.”
Actor, comedian and Missouri native David Koechner joins us in studio. He discusses his role as Champ Kind in “Anchorman” and his current and future projects.
Actress Tovah Feldshuh is one of the stars of “The Walking Dead.” She will be in town this weekend to perform a cabaret show at The Gaslight Theater.
Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot play the perfect suburban couple who might just be leading a double life in the new spy comedy “Keeping up with the Joneses.”
The recording comes from the band’s 1977 BBC session with DJ John Peel. The song will be a part of band’s upcoming two-disc compilation titled Queen on Air. The 24-song album will be released November 4th.
Ben Affleck plays a hitman with high functioning autism in the new thriller “The Accountant.”