Mark After Dark is a radio show combining talk, comedy, interview, and discussion of the on-going history of great music. Featuring artists from the past as well as the present, our host Mark After Dark will take listeners on a musical journey incorporating interesting facts and information, interviews with the artists and, of course, the music itself.
Following in the spirit of great radio and music journalism, Mark is a great listener, a walking rock and roll encyclopedia, and a life-long devoted fan of hard driving, straight ahead rock in all its many forms. Mark’s off-the-cuff, straightforward interviews offer refreshing insight into the music of today and yesterday, his comments, knowledge, and observations enhance the experience of being a real music fan. He will lead other music fans on a high-octane, late night road trip of riffs and rhythms; an all-night drive to a rock concert with a dedicated and informed music aficionado at your side.
Mark After Dark "The Man Who Hates Everything, Except the Real Thing!” has been a rock and roll and music enthusiast since his earliest childhood. From sneaking into AC/DC and Charlie Daniels concerts when he was a pre-teen, waking up with Ted Brown on WNEW AM, or walking to school with great DJ’s like Dave Herman on WPLJ FM, or Scott Muni on WNEW FM rocking his Walkman. Mark’s has truly been a life of music. Leaving home early to pursue life on the road with various bands, his time as a musician gave him the opportunity to tour all over the country and meet and perform with many who have since gone on to rise through the ranks of the music industry.
Mark’s passion for music and his ability to forge alliances with the heroes of Rock and Roll have won him interviews and friendships around the music world. His controversial and brash style has earned him the honor of comparison to classic Creem Magazine’s Lester Bangs. In 1996 the first incarnation of the Mark After Dark show was born on two of New York’s better known cable channels. Running late-night on Fridays, it has become a part of the New York rock scene, gathering many loyal fans. It was rated to be one of the top cable shows in 1999 by Time Out magazine.
Mark has been a devoted music fan for well over 50 years. What started as a childhood obsession has grown into a mature yet still infectious enthusiasm for all that is good music. A consummate defender of the rock and roll faith, he is committed to not allowing Real Music to fade into obscurity. As any real Rock fan will tell you, “Rock and Roll will never die!” Mark After Dark is determined to keep the true nature of music alive.