Fourth generation Tampa native Mark Beiro was always a fan of old-time radio and began his broadcasting career working part-time as a deejay. He soon moved into play-by-play sports, covering everything from minor league and spring training baseball to championship boxing events, Jai-Alai and wrestling. He’s appeared regularly as a ring announcer for the USA Network’s “Tuesday Night Fights,” ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” and Comedy Central’s “Battlebots.”
Mark is also very good at imitating familiar celebrity voices and is called upon often to voice commercials. In 1988, he began working the talk show circuit in sports. Then in 1993, after guesting for a couple years on several 970 WFLA talk shows as an informed trivia source on such varied topics as the JFK assassination and classic television, he was given his own three-hour talk show on Sunday nights.
In January 2007, he was forced to give up his weekly radio show – not because he suffers from diabetic blindness, but because of station owner (Clear Channel) budget cuts. However, he continues to make his home in Tampa and keeps busy with his work as chairman of the Hillsborough County Democratic Party’s public relations committee.
1993 - 2007 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)