Mark Calder – Mornings
Mark Calder, The World Classical Networks morning announcer, comes to us from the picturesque North Shore of Massachusetts. His broadcasting career spans nearly 25 years in New England radio and on the web. A deans list graduate from Boston’s New England Institute of Art, aka Northeast Broadcasting School, Mark started out an intern, writing and producing short character scripts for the morning show at WFNX, an alternative rock station. His first radio gig was at WNSH in the 90’s, a small top 40 station, broadcasting from Endicott College in Beverly Ma. Shortly thereafter, Mark entered the classical format with WBOQ in Beverly MA, also known as WBach, go figure and continued on with that station as they moved to Maine, tracking the evening shift. Then it was onto business news, WBNW, as production director. From there, Mark was re-introduced once again to the classical format that offered so much more than the short play lists and repetition the other stations were offering; this time at the most prestigious classical station in New England, WCRB, a tenure that lasted for over 10 years. Most recently he’s been at work on the web, imaging a New Mexico country station KIX103. Mark can also be heard on numerous voice-overs for internet marketing companies. An accomplished musician, he plays a variety of instruments, guitar and blues harp his favorites. Exercise and outdoor activities are also as important as regularly hearing his favorite composers like Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak and of course Mozart.