December 2, 2022

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Nashville sports anchor and radio personality Mark Howard dies at 65

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Longtime Nashville, Tennessee, sportscaster and radio temperament Mark Howard died at his house Sunday, in accordance to his wife Debra. He was 65.

In 2018, The Tennessean included Howard, whose serious name was Howard Mark Levenson, in its top rated 60 over 60 list of sporting activities figures who ended up nevertheless functioning.

Howard, a native of West Hartford, Connecticut, became a single of the most well known sporting activities anchors in Nashville during the 20-plus years he put in at NewsChannel 5.

“My heart’s broken,” mentioned retired NewsChannel 5 sports director Hope Hines. “I have missing 1 of my most effective and dearest close friends. He was a lot more like a son to me and he felt the exact way, I was a father-like determine in quite a few methods to him. I’m heartbroken for Jack his son, and Debra. He was a terrific, good talent.”

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Mark Howard is the front man for the “Wake Up Zone” on sports radio 104.5.

Howard transitioned to radio in the early 2000s as host of a local political converse clearly show.

In 2004, Howard returned to sporting activities when he grew to become co-host of the “Wake Up Zone” on The Zone 104.5-FM alongside with Kevin Ingram and previous Tennessee Titan Frank Wycheck. 

The demonstrate ultimately turned the No. 1-rated display in Nashville and between the prime in the country and dominated morning push for lots of yrs.