Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Next Chapter Begins Monday In Kansas City


  • Mark Edwards To Program KUDL & KGEX

    October 28, 2010 at 6:24 AM (PT)

Former CBS AC KEZK & Hot AC KYKY (KY 98)/ST. LOUIS PD MARK EDWARDS bounces back fast (NET NEWS 10/1) landing the PD post at ENTERCOM AC KUDL & Adult Hits KGEX/KANSAS CITY. He's replacing MARK HAMLIN who left the post recently (NET NEWS 10/28).

EDWARDS, who worked had previously worked for ENTERCOM as PD of AC KOSI/DENVER, and also as served as PD of AC WLIT/CHICAGO, told ALL ACCESS, "I couldn't be more excited to be rejoining ENTERCOM as PD of KUDL and GenX in KANSAS CITY.

"I want to thank (VP/Market Mgr.) DAVE ALPERT, (SVPP) PAT PAXTON, (Regional President) WEEZIE KRAMER, and the entire ENTERCOM team for giving me the opportunity to revitalize another heritage AC with KUDL and develop GenX into a huge player in the KANSAS CITY market. The team in KC is tremendous, and I'm looking forward to working with everyone there to make truly great radio. And the CUBS are playing THE ROYAL in KC this SUMMER! Yeahhhhhhh!"

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Posted via email from Mark Edwards 3.0

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Event to Offer Local Band Opportunity to Open for Multi-Platium Artists - Live In The Ballpark

(ROUND ROCK, TX) – Officials from LIVE IN THE BALLPARK have announced a contest that will allow any local or regional artist the opportunity to open for this Saturday’s music festival. Saturday’s day-two line-up currently includes three back-to-back multi-platinum artists and two solid gold hit-makers including Collective Soul, Tonic, Five For Fighting, Gin Blossoms and Green River Ordinance.

In addition to the winner getting to open the show, each participating band will also share in revenue from their ticket sales. The contest starts at 10am today (Wednesday) and ends at 2pm on Friday, with the winner will be notified at 3pm. The winning band will open the show with an approximate 1/2 hour set at 3:30pm on Saturday.

After bands go thru a short, initial approval process, they will be given a special offer code that they can then send to their friends and followers. The band will receive credit for every ticket sold to the event using that special offer code. The band that sells the most tickets will get to open the show, and also keep 75% of sales from their special offer code ($30 from each $40 ticket). The bands that don’t win won’t get left out, as they will receive 50% of sales from their offer code ($20 from each $40 ticket).

"Austin is the live music capital of the world, so we don't think we'll have any shortage of bands that want to participate." said one of the event's directors. "With their ability to reach their fans and followers quickly via all the social networking platforms, we're excited to see how quick they can react."

Approved formats would include Modern Rock, Alternative Rock, Adult Alternative, Rock AC, Hot AC, CHR, Classic Rock, AC, AOR, Country, Texas Country, Red Dirt Country or any other family friendly music.

To participate, bands should send two songs (MP3 format) to, along with contact information.

For more information on LIVE IN THE BALLPARK go to

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a compensated consultant to this event.

Posted via email from Mark Edwards 3.0

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tower of Doom Burger | Why I Like St. Louis Via

Cravings News // October 13, 2010 at 7:41 am, by Elie Ayrouth

The Tower of Doom is a monstrous burger from the St. Louis Brewhouse. It’s stacked high with 3 pounds of meat, 1/2 pound of bacon, 1/2 pound of cheese, BBQ sauce, jalapeƱo, and a 1-lb. side of fries. People who dare eat this in under 30 minutes will get their meal free, plus a t-shirt.
Apparently, about 36 have tried, and the only one to complete the taks was a man by the name of Randy Santel. Of course, he did it in 11 minutes. Game on!

Friday, October 08, 2010

A Week "On The Beach"

Its been a week since I was relieved of my duties after a long run programming radio stations in St. Louis.  To say I was shocked by the news would be an understatement, and it's taken the bulk of the last eight days to process what this all means.

First, I have to thank all the friends and people I don't even know for the very kind words of support and encouragement.  A very smart man I once worked for used to say that "all you have is your reputation", and I can see again how that makes complete sense.  I guess that other than a few cases, I've managed to keep my reputation intact and not honk off too many people along the way.

I've had a lot of time to think about what's next for me and my family, and have been contacted about a couple of very interesting opportunities.  I'm a "radio animal" at heart, and will always have the media in my blood.  But after a quarter century of programming radio stations, perhaps its time to do something else.  I'm a firm believer in the fact that things happen for a reason, and I am convinced that while a door has closed, a new and exciting one is about to open.

All my profiles on the Interwebz are updated, like LinkedInmy Google Profile, and even my website, Mark Edwards Online, where I've taken the liberty of posting my resume for your viewing pleasure.  That's the resume as of this minute.  I've gotten very valuable advice from a couple of career consultants on how to "punch it up" to show that I've had actual real world job experience while working in radio.  The updated resumes are to come.

The bulk of what I've been doing is working the phones and email looking for the right opportunity.  Most of the time, I've gotten calls returned and e mails answered, and I'm grateful for hiring managers (and a few auto-responding bots) for at least acknowledging that I've inquired about a job. 

Make no mistake about it, I'm treating looking for a job AS my job, getting up early in the morning, getting out of my jammies, and going to work at the computer and on the phone.  Its not easy, and I still have to deal with the boxes of stuff I brought home from my office of the last 6 1/2 years, but getting the word out and finding the next big thing are the top priorities now. 

Thanks to those who have stood by me and shared my shock and disbelief over this situation.  Thanks to those who have already spoken with me about opportunities and to those that might reach out after reading this.  Let me be brutally honest.  I need a job and can bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the right company, whether it be in broadcasting or other media platforms. 

Please look over all my information by following the links in this post or on the blog.  Let's make next week "Find Mark A Job" week in this great land of ours.  My whole family thanks you.