Marc (Mark Thompson) was one of the original “3 Little Pigs” (with Jack Harris and BJ Harris) at Tampa Bay’s WFLZ in the early 90s, but the man who would be named “one of the best program directors in radio” by trade magazine Radio Ink spent his early years in the business in Alabama. His first station was WRFS in Alexander City in 1980 while attending Auburn University. A year later, he was in Opelika at WJHO.
1982 turned out to be a busy year and found him at Auburn’s WRFI, WSGF in Savannah, and Birmingham’s WMJJ. After two years at the latter, the Indiana native changed his name to Marc Chase and took a job across town with WKXX. His first PD gig was at Nashville’s WYHY in 1985 where, two years into the job, he lead the station to its first-ever #1 ARB. By 1989, it was time for a change and that’s when he moved to Tampa Bay as PD and morning show co-host on The Power Pig WFLZ.
In 1994, Marc moved to Cincinnati as operations manager of WEBN and went on to become a VP of programming for Jacor and Clear Channel and president of Tribune Interactive in Chicago. In 2010, he and longtime associate Randy Michaels sold a radio streaming technology firm that they jointly owned (Up Your Ratings) and became advisors to the company taking over.
1989 - 1994 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)
1989 - 1994 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)