“Mixmaster” Mark Owens, who spent several years at Q100 and then Rock 100.5 as a producer, has moved on to be a producer on 92.9/The Game for the new afternoon show featuring Carl Dukes, Kordell Stewart and Rachel Baribeau.
For the past four years, he has been working the boards for the Regular Guys, getting regularly teased and verbally pummeled. They are still mentioning him on air on occasion.
Previously, he had worked with the 99X morning show featuring Sean Demery, Leslie Fram and Jenners. And besides a brief stint in Rome, he produced for Q100’s the Bert Show as Phil Terrana, an inside joke related to former Star 94 morning host Steve McCoy’s real name.
You can also see Mark as the between-innings correspondent at Atlanta Braves games.
His wife, coincidentally, has the same due date as Jenn Hobby of Q100.
And speaking of Q100, former traffic reporter Wendy Adams has also joined 92.9/The Game as a sports producer for Jim Murray’s show from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. She was let go from Q100 in June.
CBS has hired dozens of people to start the station Oct. 24, a serious investment it hopes will ultimately pay off.
Also, Rich Sullivan, former Dave FM jock, stayed on during the transition but has decided to leave the station and is seeking a new job. He recently noted this on his Facebook page:
I will be working though mid November, training some of the producers and board ops. I’m excited about what’s coming next. Good things are in the works.
And Mara Davis, who left Dave FM last month, is available to work. She was released from her non-compete clause and can start on air somewhere in Atlanta today – if someone will take her. She did a two-hour guest stint yesterday on WMLB/1690 AM “The Voice of the Arts.” Here’s the list of songs she played.
Here’s a note Mark sent me earlier in the week:
Things are really good. It was my 3rd launch (99x pt. 2, TRG version 3.0 and now 929 The Game) and this was the most stressful. There was a lot of excitement and it felt really big and also nerve racking. But so far, its been great. It took no time getting used to sleeping past 430. That was an easy adjustment.
The shows are coming together. We have all been working really hard on Game Time (Carl, Kordell and Rachel) and it has a good “team” feel.
Plus, CBS has a ton of resources and they are making sure every employee, producer, team member have what they need. We are all looking forward to getting the new studios built (plan is for mid December).
As far as TRG still talking trash, its good to hear they haven’t forgot about me. Most everybody was very happy for my move and understood why I left. [Program Director] Rob [Roberts]and Cumulus was really easy to deal with when I left. I was prepared for the “perp walk” out of the station, but Rob was cool, understood my situation and was happy for the move. Ironically, the 2 guys (on TRG) who still make fun of me the most were the first to ask for heads up when there are openings over here.. So I don’t take it too personally..