Mark Ondayko

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Michael "Mark" "Mike" Ondayko (born 1963) was an American radio broadcaster heard afternoons on WZBA (100.7 The Bay) Baltimore (2011 to 2013). From 1995 to 2007 he was co-host of the Kirk, Mark and Lopez morning show on WIYY (98 Rock) in Baltimore. Following Lopez's death from cancer, Kirk McEwen and "Mark" remained for several years before moving across town to a full service talk station. Baltimore's radio station WHFS (105.7).[1]

Ondayko is a native of Middletown, Pennsylvania, and has worked in radio since 1978 (at the age of 14). Ondayko has hosted morning shows in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Pensacola, Florida, and Augusta, Georgia, before coming to WIYY "98 Rock" in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1994.[2] During his career, he has also worked as program director at WHTF York, WZXL Atlantic City, and WTKX Pensacola.[3]

While at 98 Rock, Ondayko was a four-time co-nominee (with Kirk McEwen and R. Edward Lopez) for Active Rock Morning Show Personality of the Year.[4]

On February 1, 2007, Ondayko and McEwen moved across town to WHFS in Baltimore. They left after the station's format change to Sports Talk on November 3, 2008.[5]

Beginning in May 2009 Ondayko opened his own insurance agency (Ondayko Insurance Strategies).

On June 20, 2011 Ondayko re-entered the radio business, joining Times-Shamrock's classic rock outlet in Baltimore WZBA (100.7 The Bay) as an Account Executive. In July 2012, Ondayko took over for Albie Dee as afternoon personality while continuing to maintain his title as an account executive at WZBA. In December 2012, Mike Ondayko dropped his account executive status and in September 2013 Ondayko left WZBA. In March 2015, Ondayko has been heard during morning drive time on WRNR, an Annapolis based station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ondayko
  2. ^ "Mike Ondayko's Bio". WZBA-FM. Retrieved January 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Gabriele, Tony (November 7, 1990). "Just for Connie Chung". Daily Press (Hampton Roads, Virginia). Retrieved January 26, 2014. ... WTKX Program Director Mike Ondayko said last week. 
  4. ^ Radio and Records Magazine
  5. ^ Something to talk about: 105.7 FM switches to sports

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