Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host


Mark Prell began his broadcast career at KRCB FM Radio 91 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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Jim Corbett stops by during Midday Music with Doug Jayne to promote this week's Peacetown Summer Concert, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Ives Park in Sebastopol.

Big Brother is the iconic San Fransisco Band that backed up Janis Joplin back in the day, and they will be reprising many of Janis' classic tunes. Opening the show will be The THUGZ, a Sonoma County favorite. 

Midday Music with Doug Jayne airs noon - 2:00 pm. 

Dave Davies talks with Dan Kaufman, author of The Fall of Wisconsin, about how a state long known for progressive politics came to embrace a governor who attacked public employee unions, and helped send Donald Trump to the White House. It’s a story of dark money, gerrymandering, and democratic complacency. Join us.

Today's Dave Matthews Band is different from the 1991 outfit that defied rock and roll logic with the combination of jazz saxophonist LeRoi Moore and classical violinist Boyd Tinsley. LeRoi tragically passed away a decade ago, and Boyd left the band earlier this year. In a conversation with host Talia Schlanger, Dave talks about the state of DMB now - after releasing their new album, Come Tomorrow. We'll also hear how LeRoi still influences him, and what happened when Dave and his daughter ran into Brandi Carlile at the March for Our Lives. All this and a live performance.

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What did Russian President Vladimir Putin have to gain from his meeting with President Trump? The latest analysis on the relationship between the US and Russia.

That's on the next Morning Edition from N-P-R News.

Morning Edition airs weekday mornings from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

President Trump is projecting optimism ahead of his meeting with Vladmir Putin, despite new charges in the Russia investigation. The latest from Helsinki on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

Catch All Things Considered weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

  Amy Goodman will moderate a conversation with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau at New York University tonight. Watch the conversation live starting at 3:00 pm PDT at

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Del McCoury Band, Malcolm Holcombe & Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys on Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage can be heard every Monday night at 10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download our free KRCB App for your iOS or Android device from the App Store & Google Play!

This week we bring you a special episode of the BGS Radio Hour celebrating $2 Tuesday at Nashville’s 5 Spot. We’ve got music from Jason Isbell, Robyn Hitchcock, Shovels & Rope, plus many more artists that have graced that stage for just $2 a pop.

Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour can be heard every Monday at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!  


Travis Linville is doing a #California. He performs at Hopmonk Tavern in Novato tonight at 8 pm. He's stopping by the KRCB Studios to kick it with Brian this morning at 10 am.

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders, and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The two leaders are holding a news conference following their meetings.


• An LGBT activist from Columbia who traveled to Moscow for the World Cup was detained for over 15 hours by Russian authorities after he and 5 others took pictures showing the LGBT rainbow pride flag in violation of the country’s propaganda laws. 

• Not every conservative group is happy about President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 


• In California, reported hate crimes are up for the third year in a row following six years of a steady decline.  Hate crimes victimizing LGBT people were up by over 18%.

California Update for Monday, July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018
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• It was hot at Cal Expo the past two years. Fair organizers have added places to cool down and some other new things they hope people will find cool too.


• Gun rights groups say a state website crash could turn thousands of gun owners into felons after they unsuccessfully tried to register their firearms to comply with a new state law. 

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt and Chris Nichols.

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On the next Fresh Air, Viv Albertine, guitarist and lyricist for one of the first all-women British punk bands, The Slits. In her 60s now, she's been married, divorced, survived cancer, and raised her daughter.  She has a new memoir - her second. Terry Gross talks with her about what the punk aesthetic, and anger from her youth mean to her now. Join us.

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Guitarist and songwriter Zack Green had already been married six months, before he discovered that his wife Dani Green's harmonies were the perfect complement to his music. Now, their creative chemistry powers the folk group, Birdtalker. They reached over 24 million streams on Spotify for their song, "Heavy," before ever going out on tour, and the hit is featured on their recently released debut, called One. Today, they join Nashville correspondent Ann Powers to play live, and Zack and Dani talk about how their spirituality feeds their songs.

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What issues are on the table for President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Trump has said he will speak with Putin about Ukraine, Syria, and nuclear proliferation. And he says he'll bring up Russia's efforts to influence American elections. Also - after testy summits with NATO and Britain - what will be the tone of THIS meeting? Trump said it might be "easiest of them all."

The Mafia muscles in on Italian bakeries, cooking for civil rights with John T. Edge, Dan Pashman of The Sporkful on airline dining and the new fattoush.

Love is often presented as something easy, a matter of simply following your heart. But in actuality, it's rarely that effortless. Several of this week's songs reflect the sour, absurd, and heartrending aspects of intimacy: Wet, one of Robin's picks, mourns the fact that "love is not enough." Singer-songwriter John Grant muses on its absurdity in his darkly comical "Love Is Magic."  Also on the program: the classic guitar rock and pop of Montreal singer Michael Rault, the urgent music of D.C. post-punk band Flasher, and the glitchy, atmospheric electronics of Tim Hecker.

In this all-NEW Snap Judgment, put your dark glasses and trench coat on, ‘cause we’re going undercover. We proudly present “Subterfuge.”

Stories include Night At The Mirage and The Legend of Steve Davies.

Listen to Snap Judgment - storytelling with a beat - every Saturday morning at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Listen on the go - Download the FREE KRCB mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

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President Donald Trump has pledged allegiance to what he calls America’s “energy dominance.” This is good news for the oil and gas industry. We examine what this means for Alaskan villagers coping with climate change, Native American artifacts in Utah, and birds flying over the U.S.

A young preacher opens a new church. A new restaurant reopens old wounds. This week, stories of people trying to build something that will last.

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

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This week, Fred Cline and his daughter winemaker Megan Cline talk about their newest wines, a highly drinkable white blend and a red blend named Farmhouse, named after the schoolhouse at Petaluma's Green String Farm. The Clines are partners with well-known farmer Bob Canard Jr. at Green String Farm & Institute and are also widely known for both Jacuzzi Winery and the Olive Press, located within the winery.

California Update for Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018
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• Did Gavin Newsom separate families and deport children as San Francisco mayor? PolitiFact California examined this claim by GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and found there's some truth, but it's also missing some important context.

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The new film Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot is based on the life of the late cartoonist John Callahan, a paraplegic and recovered alcoholic who poked fun at people like himself.  On the next Fresh Air – Terry’s interviews with Callahan.  And we listen back to our interview with 1950s Hollywood Heartthrob Tab Hunter, who died Sunday at the age of 86. Join us.

Kelsey Stanger

Many bands are proud of their hometown, but few rep their city as much as the Houston-based group The Suffers — they consider Houston's music scene and diversity to be a core part of their identity. We'll hear some of the eight-piece band's energetic R&B in a live studio performance today. And they'll share about the challenges they faced on their rise to fame, like the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and discrimination by music executives. The Suffers' conversation with host Stephen Kallao, and live music from the new album, Everything Here, on the next World Cafe.

Gabi Porter

We take a deep dive into the vaults of Blue Note Records, the independent label that helped put artists like Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and Jimmy Smith on the map. Flagbearer of trad jazz, bebop and the cool school, Blue Note is still at it after 79 years and has expanded its wheelhouse to include vocalists like Norah Jones, Ryan Adams and Van Morrison. We talk with producer extraordinaire and Blue Note president Don Was about the label's past and new directions.


President Trump is in the United Kingdom fresh from a major NATO summit in which he called on allies to spend more on their national defense. He is talking with members of the royal family and Prime Minister Theresa May about various issues, including trade.

As the U.K. gets closer to leaving the European Union, it will likely need to strengthen its trading relationship with the U.S... But how strong of an ally can the U.S. be, given President Trump's tough talk on trade?

The flowers in my yard are just beautiful, but there's a cost for enjoying them - namely, that if you have any inclination toward asthma, hay fever, or other Spring- and Early-Summer-Related seasonal illnesses, here they are in spades, and not just in your yard, but up and down your street, blowing in the windows of the car and otherwise bringing on coughing, sneezing, spluttering, gasping and wheezing and all that stuff.

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Our guest this week on Art of the Song is California singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin. Perhaps best known for his collaborative work with the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Jack wrote their classic Peaceful Easy Feeling, and co-wrote most of the songs on Glenn’s solo album. He also wrote Slow Dancing (Swayin’ to the Music), which was a top ten hit for Johnny Rivers. In the second half of the show we’ll hear a clip from our 2012 interview with the late Glenn Frey where he talks about the process of co-writing with his friend Jack Tempchin, and others.

An investigation into Russian political interference is in full swing in the U.K.

We'll be in London talking to the man leading that investigation on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

Hear All Things Considered weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

California Update for Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
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• California hits key climate change target early.


• Several bills have advanced in the California state Legislature in recent weeks that are expressly designed to mitigate a change in the federal tax code that will cost higher-income Californians.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.