The Mark Johnson Show broadcasts weekday mornings 9 to 11 am on WDEV, a respected Vermont radio station that just celebrated its 75th anniversary. From studios in Waterbury, the station signal reaches from Royalton to Rutland to St. Albans to Island Pond, approximately 2/3 of Vermont.
The Mark Johnson features a lively mix of topical interviews with news makers and authors and an active call-in audience. Talk Radio News Service provides a daily report from Washington, DC.
Mark began his journalism career in Vermont in 1982 as a reporter for the Eagle Times in their Springfield office. Among the stories he covered was the murder of an 11-year old Springfield girl, a case that led to Mark being hired at the Burlington Free Press in 1984. There, he covered the crime beat and then was named City Hall reporter during the administration of Mayor Bernie Sanders.
In 1990, Mark and two of the funniest people in radio - Louie Manno and Jim Condon - teamed up to purchase WKDR, where The Mark Johnson Show began. They ran the Burlington station until it was sold to Ken Squier of WDEV in 1998. Since then, Mark has been a fixture on WDEV and has won the Associated Press "Best Talk Show'' and the Small Business Administration's Journalist of the Year award.
Mark and his family live in Burlington, where his wife, Lauren-Glenn, runs the government public access TV station.