Current co-host of the “Mornings with Mark and Sam” show on 97.9 KICK-FM. Mark is a graduate of the Conservatory at The Second City in Chicago and holds a degree in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Mark is also the host of “On the Mark”, an hour of honest sports talk every Saturday morning on News Talk 1070 KHMO-Am. His love for sports followed him from Chicago never missing an opportunity to watch the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, or Hawks. In 2022, Mark received the Missouri Broadcasting Award for Best Sports Personality Small Market. Mark enjoys time with his wife and family, history, and random facts. You can connect with Mark on Twitter @MarkHespen
Which County in Missouri Hunted the MOST Deer this Season?
The results are in for the November firearms portion of this year's Deer Hunting Season, and the winner is...
One of the World’s Best Places to Travel in 2024 is in Missouri
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One city in Illinois is GROWING…which one is it?
200,000+ people moved to Illinois last year, but only 1 city in the Land of Lincoln saw a population INCREASE...which city is it?
Shop Small and Support Local this Saturday in Quincy, IL
Small Business Saturday is ready to take over downtown Quincy on Saturday, November 25th, and here is what you need to know to make the most of your Small Business Saturday!
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There is a sickness impacting dogs in Illinois right now
Pay extra attention to your dog over the holidays here in the Land of Lincoln, there are reports of a mysterious illness that is impacting dogs in Illinois and 9 other states across the country. Here are the details...
Winter will be Financially BRUTAL for Missourians this Year
Missouri is home to a scary number of the most expensive cities to heat your home this winter. Here is why experts are predicting that winter will be financially tough on families this year...
Experts say Illinois has 4 of the Top Xmas Tree Farms in the US
If you are looking to buy a Christmas Tree this holiday season then you need to check out these 4 places in Illinois that Yelp claims are 4 of the 25 best tree farms in the entire US, here are the details...
Why Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade is the 2nd Best in the Country
We all know the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is the GOAT Thanksgiving Parade, but the Travel Channel says that Chicago's parade isn't too far behind...Here is what they have to say.
Experts say they found the Best “Happy Hour” Spot in Illinois
If you are feeling the need to skip out of the office early and grab a drink this holiday season, then you need to head to this bar in Illinois that has the Best "happy hour" in the state according to Yelp.