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Old 04-18-2011, 11:50 PM
 
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Just wanted to put a thread out there about KTOK 1000's Mark Shannon who has been gone for about a year. I enjoyed his show and it had nothing to do with his politics. He was my favorite local host of any place I have lived in. I go to university in Oklahoma and I listened to his show a couple days a month for about 2 years. He always made me smile and I thought he had a great sense of humor. I also think he could have been much bigger than he was but a couple of unfortunate events (laid off in 2000 and getting and dying of leukemia) kept him relatively small time. Anyway, enjoyed his show and was saddened by his death.
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Old 04-20-2011, 04:15 AM
 
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Just wanted to put a thread out there about KTOK 1000's Mark Shannon who has been gone for about a year. I enjoyed his show and it had nothing to do with his politics. He was my favorite local host of any place I have lived in. I go to university in Oklahoma and I listened to his show a couple days a month for about 2 years. He always made me smile and I thought he had a great sense of humor. I also think he could have been much bigger than he was but a couple of unfortunate events (laid off in 2000 and getting and dying of leukemia) kept him relatively small time. Anyway, enjoyed his show and was saddened by his death.
I'm going to say up front that I didn't care for the guy but I didn't know him. However, others that did know him thought highly of him.

He was a bit of a pioneer in that he took the morning show on a classic rock station and evolved it to a hybrid political show/talk show that you see a lot of now. Unfortunately for him, the Murrah building bombing pretty much killed that show.

He then got on the Sports Animal and did a toned down version of his previous show with some other guys. It was a bad fit and he got fired after some remark about the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy.

In the end he ended up being a local AM radio Rush Limbaugh type which is what I think he really wanted to be for the last 20 years.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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I'm going to say up front that I didn't care for the guy but I didn't know him. However, others that did know him thought highly of him.

He was a bit of a pioneer in that he took the morning show on a classic rock station and evolved it to a hybrid political show/talk show that you see a lot of now. Unfortunately for him, the Murrah building bombing pretty much killed that show.

He then got on the Sports Animal and did a toned down version of his previous show with some other guys. It was a bad fit and he got fired after some remark about the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy.

In the end he ended up being a local AM radio Rush Limbaugh type which is what I think he really wanted to be for the last 20 years.

I certainly didn't know him, though come to think of it, I exchanged emails a couple of times with him. In fact, one reason I liked him, is that he always responded to emails, whereas, most people in radio (including Eggman, his replacement and long time friend) don't. I enjoyed his show as much as any national show and it is nice to know the person you are listening to is only a few minutes away and live.

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