Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host


Mark Prell began his broadcast career at KRCB in 2008 as a volunteer, hosting Saturday mornings. He eventually took over as weekday Afternoon host, later taking on the duties of weekday Morning host as well. Mark continues to host the weekday Morning and Afternoon drive times, and has a lot of fun doing it. 

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The American Lung Association “State of the Air” report has Los Angles topping the list.

ALSO: San Jose State University has created a new master’s degree in battery technology.

The energy-efficient makeover is projected to save taxpayers a half-million dollars a year.

ALSO: California undocumented driver license bill moves forward.

Economists are concerned the downward trend won’t continue.

ALSO: Californians receiving extended federal unemployment benefits will soon see a nearly 18 percent cut.

U-C officials say non-resident students, who tend to decline admission at a higher rate, should make up about ten percent of the freshman class.

ALSO: A bill to help DOJ confiscate illegally possessed guns passes assembly.

The accounting changes will not affect what employees pay toward their benefits.

ALSO: Lawmakers blast public utilities commission head for anti-safety attitude.

Critics say the sky high interest rates trap people in a cycle of repeat borrowing.

ALSO: Governor Brown likely won't be able to change CEQA.

New state law could effectively outlaw hunting in California.

ALSO: The Franchise Tax Board extends payment deadline after lengthy web delays.

A bill to tax ammunition in California gets its first legislative hearing Monday.

ALSO: Lowest-income families in California pay the largest share in state and local taxes.

CA has 21 days to submit a plan to reach the 137% cap on prison population, or face contempt of court chages.

ALSO: A bill to prevent private college loan lenders from garnishing 25-percent of a student’s wages heads to CA Senate committee.


California finally dropped out of the top ten in March.

ALSO: The Boy Scouts of America could lose tax exempt status in CA.

Students should now the difference between federally and privately backed loans.

ALSO: Taxes are due next Monday. Don't get caught off guard.

A new bill would require credit card issuers to verbally communicate with college students the risks of credit card debt.

ALSO: Voice-operated texting while driving could be made illegal.

Enrollees may want to double check the family members they’ve signed up for coverage.

ALSO: CA DMV wins award for social media.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the numbers need perspective.

ALSO: A new bill would prevent a repeat of last year's California State Parks scandal.

Opponents say the bill could prevent parents from teaching their children how to shoot.

ALSO: Sale of live animals could soon be illegal at CA flea markets and swap meets.

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The ruling is a relief to Stockton leaders who get a fresh chance to negotiate with creditors.

ALSO: Lawmakers consider bill to create health care interpreters program.

The new law affects women with “dense breast tissue,” which makes cancer harder to spot on a mammogram.

Also: The plastic bag ban debate is back...

• A bill at the CA State Capitol would allow individual employees to work four 10-hour days each week.

• California lawmakers move closer to expanding Medi-Cal eligibility.

• Brown says Medi-Cal expansion has to be implemented in a financially sustainable way.

• PUC Director takes full responsibility for widespread budget errors.

• Budget cuts and higher construction costs put CA’s local roads system in a crisis.

• Hundreds of thousands of people may choose to leave their company’s health plan.

• The crowd and energy level weren’t as big as last year's rally.

• About 50 pilots, medics and mechanics from the California National Guard are being deployed to Afghanistan.

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• McCarthy says Republicans must show voters the Party cares about their lives.

• Republican Senator Tom Berryhill  calls CEQA is an economic impediment.

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• U-C receives about three billion dollars in federal grants every year.

• California Assembly Speaker John Pérez (PEH-rehz) says the  sequestration comes at a terrible time for CA.

• Republicans and conservatives are the only groups whose majorities oppose gay marriage.

• Cal Grants could be restored for private university students.

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• Research finds nearly 12-thousand incarcerated youth in California.

• The FAA says sequester would close almost two-dozen air traffic control towers at California airports.

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• Californians think tighter gun control laws more important than protecting the right to own guns.

• Some Californians could face reduced unemployment benefits if sequestration goes forward.

• New legislation would require all savings under realignment to be passed on to counties.

• A state lawmaker wants to establish exclusive courts to cover CEQA lawsuits.

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• CA's immigrants should be able to stay and become citizens – if conditions are met.

• California lawmakers want to prevent unauthorized interruption of wireless services.


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• Expanding CA Medicaid under federal health law would make good fiscal and policy sense.

• CA lawmaker wants “zero tolerance” law for driving under the influence of drugs.