Mark Welch

Host of Black Cats Jump

Mark Welch was born in Detroit and raised in Fulton, Kentucky. He graduated from Murray State University in 1978 with a degree in Journalism/Radio-TV. Mark caught the "public radio bug" as a student host of Jazz Horizons on WKMS and has enjoyed three tenures as a WKMS staff member – most recently as Program Director from 1999 to 2011.  Mark is currently the Director of Community Relations at Murray State University. He and his wife, Karen, have two sons, Marshall and Luke, and a Great Dane named Sienna.  Mark and Karen co-pastor a non-denominational bi-racial church in Murray, manage a Christian bookstore and coffee bar owned by the church, and are involved in campus ministry at Murray State.

Ways to Connect

There’s a Bluegrass Benefit Friday night, November 1.  A life-threatening infection put Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass’s Tony Williams in Vanderbilt hospital for a month and a half.  Tony’s home and better now.   His award-winning guitarist and vocalist son Josh Williams dropped in on Music from the Front Porch with Mark Welch last Saturday to talk about the benefit.

Product Description:

In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR’s award-winning and beloved Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It’s a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in their arms, and all the laughs and tumbles along the road as they become a real family.

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