Born in Utah, Mark Wallengren and his family moved to Southern California when his mother was hired as a staff writer for NBC’s Wonderful World Of Disney. Growing up around the entertainment industry peaked his interest early on and inspired him to pursue his passion for radio. Mark is an accomplished KOST veteran where he now shares his wisdom and humor with millions of loyal listeners every afternoon.
Mark has received numerous accolades including a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Billboard Music Award - Personality of the Year, Radio & Records - Personality of the Year and two Marconi Awards – Station Of The Year. Mark has been featured in numerous radio trades, the L.A. Times, CBS This Morning, The KTLA Morning News, the movie ‘Raising Helen’ with Kate Hudson to name a few.
Mark is married and has raised four children with his wife Barbara. Outside of radio, he is an avid DIYer when it comes to home renovation projects, and as a result of his brother’s passing, is a staunch supporter of and advocate for ALS Research.