Born in Houston, Mark is a 1979 graduate of Hillcrest High School Dallas, Texas. University of Texas at Austin 1979-1983, (Broadcast/Journalism) Graduated University of Texas at Dallas 1983. Mark currently lives in Plano with his wife of 26 years, Connie. Mark & Connie have two sons, Landon 22 & Tanner 19. Their only daughter is Allie, their Yellow Lab.
Mark has been talking sports on DFW airwaves for over 20 consecutive years. Dating back to sports talk on KERA 90.1 FM, to being host of his own Morning Show (5-9am) on Prime Sports Radio for 2 ½ years. Along the way, Mark has done multiple shows for over 17 years. For the past two years, Mark hosted the Dallas Mavericks Post game show with Mavs TV PBP voice, Mark Followill at the Old # 7 Jack Daniels Club after every Maverick home game. Mark currently hosts Timeout w/ ELF, a Dallas Mavericks pregame preview for all games on Dallas Mavericks Facebook radio.
Mark has been Ring Announcer and Emcee for the Dallas Real Estate Council Fight Night at the Anatole for the past 16 years. A bit of irony is Mark’s grandfather was Ring Announcer at New York’s, Madison Square Garden for over 45 years. He’s a huge fan of boxing and the announcing still runs in the family. Mark’s parents and family all live in the DFW area.
Previous to and during almost all of the years in radio, Mark was co-owner of Imperial Textiles Sales at the Apparel Mart in Dallas. He worked with his father from 1984-1999. From there, Mark started his career with Centex Homes. He won Rookie of the Year in new home sales at the McSam Awards and followed that up with salesman of the year his second year at the McSam Awards.
A huge fan of all sports but Boxing is number one. Followed by Football, Basketball, Baseball, MMA, Tennis, Golf, Hockey, and others fall into place from there. Love snow skiing, beaching it, music, movies, and good dining. If I’m not smiling, it’s rare. I enjoy life and love having fun. Can’t wait to make 105.3 The Fan number one. Let’s get to work and make some money!
PGA star Rickie Fowler stopped by the 105.3 The FAN studios on Monday morning to hang out with Elf & Slater
While he was in town to promote and upcoming match at the American Airlines Center, boxing legend George Foreman called in to talk with 105.3 The Fan’s Elf & Slater show.
Ruben Guerrero, father Robert Guerrero, joined 105.3 The Fan’s Elf and Slater at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to explain his pre-fight press conference rant where he ‘went off’ on his son’s opponent Floyd Mayweather.
Travis joined 105.3 The Fan’s Elf & Slater and gave us a preview of his game philosophy, what he can bring to the Cowboys and his thoughts on moving to Texas to become a Dallas Cowboy.
Just one year ago the Dallas Cowboys were in a frenzy to pick up the LSU standout. Mo Claiborne joined 105.3 The Fan’s Elf & Slater to talk about his thought for the upcoming Draft picks.
Dallas Cowboys Vice President Stephen Jones joined 105.3 The Fan’s Elf & Slater on Tuesday to discuss the team’s off-season and the 2013 NFL draft.
In preparation for their trip to the hallowed ground of Wrigley Field, Elf and Slater took the time to relive some of the best celebrity renditions of Take Me Out to the Ballgame…
The 2013 Masters kicks off on Thursday from Augusta, and Elf & Slater have made their Masters draft selections.
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield joined Elf and Slater live from Radio Row at the Final Four.
Former Dallas Cowboys OT Marc Colombo is a busy guy! After leaving the Cowboys in 2011, he played one more season in the NFL with the Dolphins…and then his life got busy.
Texas Rangers outfielder Craig Gentry joined Elf & Slater and surprised us all with his candid talk about his off season jiu jitsu!
Tim is a former NBA referee who went to prison for involvement in betting scandal in 2007.
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