Wake up with Mark, Gary and Mike Weekdays 6-10a!
Mark Thompson – Host
Mark’s life and career have taken a full circle. He was born in Olean, NY sometime in the last century and is currently the Morning show host at 95.7 The Big Pig! As a Penn State grad, Mark began his career in Wilkes-Barre, PA at a Top 4 station! He’s even worked at a Classical music station. When the country music “bug” struck, Mark went on to operate country radio stations in Jamestown NY, Springfield and Columbia MO, mostly as a morning show host. Mark has now hosted the Morning Pigpen on WPIG since 1998! Is it time to retire Mark? “Nope, I’m having way too much fun”!
Gary Nease – Sports/Co-host
Gary Nease has spent the last 47 years abusing ear drums in the Olean area, starting out as a part-time announcer at 1360, WMNS in October of 1974, working his way up to Program Director in the 1980’s…Gary was instrumental in getting another radio station started in the Olean area, with the launching of WMXO. He moved across town in 1995, to join WPIG as Sports Director, and become the “Voice” of St. Bonaventure Men’s Basketball. You can catch Gary on the “Morning Pig Pen” Monday-Friday from 6-10am, on the Big Pig…when he’s not on the air, you can find him doing something in his hometown of Cuba, or on any of the many golf courses in the area!
Michael Hamm – News/Co-host
Michael Hamm is from Olean, New York, and being a hometown product of Western New York enjoys buffalo wings with lots of blue cheese, beef on weck, and, of course, is a diehard Buffalo Bills fan. Mike started as a radio announcer in Olean before moving on to work at other radio stations in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Kansas, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Louisiana and Florida. He is a former Big Pig announcer and is enjoying being back at the Big Pig as a part time announcer. Mike has three daughters, nine grandchildren and a great grandson.