Mark Laurence
Weekdays3:00pm - 8:00pm

About Mark Laurence

 

  • When did you start at MAGIC?  I started in January 1991 as a part-timer and went full time as music director and on-air personality that July, so it’s over 26 years!
  • Favorite type of food?  I’m not a picky eater and I like all kinds of food.  Sushi is one of the best!
  • Favorite MAGIC artist?  I figure I’ve programmed between two and three million songs as music director at MAGIC so it’s really difficult to say somebody is my favorite, but I always turn up the radio when Pink or Bryan Adams comes on.
  • Favorite new TV show?  Walking Dead.  I was a late-comer to this but now I’m completely hooked.  I really like the new sitcom Speechless.  And here’s a guilty pleasure: I never miss Catfish. 
  • Favorite drink?  Starbucks in the morning, a glass of red wine at night.
  • Favorite thing to cook?  I got a new air fryer for Christmas, and I love making new things in that, and in my slow cooker too.
  • Favorite place to vacation?  Far away is Japan.  Close to home, our family’s little summer place in Central Mass where I’ve been going since I was 9 years old.
  • What would your alternate career be if you didn’t work at MAGIC?  I’d like to be on the move, a railroad engineer maybe.
  • What’s the worst job you ever had?  In college I worked the overnight shift in a plastic factory.  How to take the fun out of a summer vacation!
  • Who is your celebrity crush?  LOL, I can’t even make up a good answer to this one. 
  • Dogs or Cats, or Neither?  My two cats would kill me if I didn’t say they are the best.
  • Favorite place to take your tourist friends when they visit Boston?
    The top of the Pru, to see the whole city spread out before us. The newly remodeled Boston Public Library is also fun to show off.