MARK SATOLA, MIDDAY HOST (Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Mark Satola dazedly wandered into WCLV's old studios in the Terminal Tower in downtown Cleveland toward the end of November, 1977, and wandered out, just as dazed but gainfully employed, as an announcer, producer, syndication duplicator, tape editor, and after-hours receptionist. (Mr Satola would like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone who called to find him in his trademark crabby mood.)
The station moved from the Terminal Tower to Warrensville Heights in 1986, and in December of 2011 to the Idea Center, but in both cases, Mark found out where the station moved and continued on as mid-day announcer. Some listeners are sure to be listening to Mark's Innovations, (previously Not the Dead White Male Composer's Hour), Sunday evenings at 9:00. This one hour show, presented under the auspices of the Bascom Little Fund, features works by members of the Cleveland Composer's Guild.
Among the WCLV produced and nationally distributed programs that Mark has written and produced are The Cincinnati Pops on the Air and the Vienna Philharmonic. His by-line appears on occasion in the Plain Dealer and elsewhere. He still can't get over the fact that these places actually pay him for his scribblings.
Mark's hobbies include naps, hardcore thrifting, messing up the house with his teen age son, Nathan, and with his long-suffering girlfriend, Pamela, laughing AT people, not WITH them. His favorite color is not found in nature, and he could go for a large bowl of Minh Anh's cinnamon soup right about now. He is currently accepting donations of weird 1950s lamps, all-tube televisions, Jetsons-style Boontonware, and truly tasteless pin-up art. Mark has been with WCLV since 1977, but still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up.