Hot Crew

Mark A. Patton
On-Air Host and Production

Mark has been with My Town Media for a little over a year, hosting The Mark Show, week days 10am to 2pm on Z 95.3. Fun fact, he worked at KKOY Am/FM from 1984-86 while in High School, from 1990-1991 after four years in the USAF before he went to college, he also helped start KINZ FM in 1998 and worked there until 2000. In 2010-2012 he volunteered on “Radio Classifieds” and finally joined the My Town Media team in August of 2019. Mark enjoys production and promotions, but he really loves doing live radio shows. Mark says, “There is nothing more exciting than writing and creating a show every morning and then performing/presenting that show every weekday live. It is exhilarating and challenging.”

Mark is a sucker for good music from every era(yes, he knows that “good” is subjective). He loves creative music of the 70’s, the fun of the 80’s, and the “grunge” era for the 90’s. His favorite song would depend on his mood but most of things on The Z Classic Mix playlist are great for him! In his free time Mark enjoys reading, writing(mostly screenplays), playing video games and spending time with people that are important to him. Mark isn’t a big NFL fan anymore but he enjoys high school sports, especially Blue Comet Football!

When asked about his favorite quote, “As a writer and student of literature I have many. One of my favorite comes from Mark Twain, “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” And “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Mark Twain.

Lindzey Thomas
On-Air & Production

Lindzey has been working for My Town Media for 20 years and is host to many shows in our company including:

The KISS 103.1’s Morning Show in Emporia, week days from 6am to 10am
Hot 105.5’s  Morning Show in Chanute, week days from 6am to 10am
97.7 The Dawg’s Midday Show in Burlington, week days from 10am to 2pm
KISS 104.7’s Midday Show in Hays, week days from 9am to 2pm

Lindzey got into the radio business at 18, right out of high school as her attempt to dodge college, no really it was because she loves music, however, she can’t sing a note and never learned to play an instruments, but she has always loved to learn about bands and different genres of music. Lindzey says radio gave her the opportunity to be around music even if it was just talking about it. Lindzey is a concert junky, she loves live music and the atmosphere of being in a stadium or venue listening to her favorite songs played right in front of her, it has always been an escape for her. She loves Alternative Rock and her favorite song is Creep by Stone Temple Pilots.

A message from Lindz, “I have two amazing boys. My oldest shy and really into sports. My youngest is outgoing and into anything that is wild and wacky. I’m married to a wonderful husband who I’ve been with almost as long as I’ve been working here at MyTown Media which means we had a lot of dates in a studio playing cards while I was board op’ing high school football / basketball games when we first met.  We also have a cat named “Silver” who is the queen of our house and knows it.”

When asked about her favorite sports team, “Depends, if my husband and boys are asking me, because then it’s the Kansas City Chiefs. If they’re not around then it’s the Dallas Cowboys.”

Lindzey’s Favorite Quote: “I’m not a woman. I’m a force of nature.” – Courtney Love

Sara Hegwald | Marketing Consultant:

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri (don’t hold that against me), I moved to Southeast Kansas when I was 16, and landed in Chanute in 2008. For the last 12 years, I’ve made Chanute my home and it’s where I have raised 2 beautiful daughters with my awesome husband. We do everything together and spend most of the summer camping and fishing. When it gets cold outside, we get grumpy and curse the days until it’s warm again…
I have worked in sales most of my adult life, and though I went to school for just about everything under the sun, I never figured out what I wanted my diploma to say, so, I always returned to sales. I really enjoy it because I love to learn. I learn something new every day and my favorite thing about my job is meeting new people and TALKING. I’m pretty good at that, I could do it all day long… so I do. Ultimately, I want to learn about you — where you came from, where you are now, and where you want to be in your business. In my line of work, I set a goal for myself, and my goals aren’t met until your goals are met first.
Specifically, It’s MY job to help you reach your goal by converting MY listeners into YOUR customers, and once we reach your goal by developing a successful marketing strategy together, we will set new goals to attack and dominate. There is always room for improvement, and no matter what business you are in, and it’s my job to make us BOTH better in our line of work… or play… whatever pays your bills.