Mark Osborne is a familiar voice to Downeast Maine, hosting radio shows in the area for over 25 years.
Mark’s first experience on the air was when he was a sixth-grader in Calais. Buffalo Bob Smith of “Howdy Doody” fame had bought the local radio station and invited the kids of the community to bring down their favorite record and be interviewed on the air by Buffalo Bob. Mark was hooked from then on.
After college, Mark did what a lot of young broadcasters do: work their way up to larger radio stations in larger cities. After on-air and management jobs in Rochester, N.Y., Columbus, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Mark moved back to Maine to get into radio station ownership. Which is where he is today, as one of the owners of Star 97.7.
Over the years, Mark has won several broadcasting awards from different organizations and national publications, along with a wall full of gold records for his part in discovering and “breaking” new acts and their music on the air. In 2010 Mark was inducted into the Maine Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Mark lives in Ellsworth. When he’s not working behind a microphone, you’ll find him either in the kitchen, cooking something far too complicated… or in the den, playing one of his collection of musical instruments, mostly guitars.