December 7, 2010 by Post Team
Wkyc, Do not be fooled by Mark Nolan, the morning anchor at WKYC Channel 3. He really loves the holidays and celebrates their old way of Geauga County. He claims not to care much for them.
“I go” Grinch “on the air to fight against uber-Christmas vibe Hollie Strano, but I live in a house of 163 years which lends itself to a colonial Christmas feeling,” said Nolan, 41. “The day after Thanksgiving, the giant wreath mounted on the front of the barn, and it is on! At some point, I will bake cookies my mother’s chocolate chip and smell the place up. Then it’s on Sunrise Farms [Ohio] 87 (Burton) to get my Christmas tree. ”
What do you do in your spare time these days? “Free Time” – ha, that’s funny! I’m trying to finish a kitchen and bath remodeling to my house with the help of some friends who happen to be subcontractors, too. Practice! Where did you grow up? Tell us a story about the girl. Born in Cleveland, I grew up in a small town in southeastern Ohio called Calcutta near other major cities like Salem, Lisbon, East Palestine and East Liverpool. We lived in a development just a few hundred meters from an agricultural country.
It was a great place to grow, with lots of open spaces, so I got my first dirt bike when I was 7 years. On my birthday, my father told me to go to the van and get something out of it. When I slid the door open, there sat a brand new Honda XR-75. Laughter and tears!
Meeting of the funniest fans? About eight years ago, I had a cardiac procedure done at the Cleveland Clinic. I went into the operating room (already a little sedated) and lay on the table in the hands of a couple of cute nurses. Both said they watch Channel 3 all the time. We made a nice, long conversation about the station and how much they love our show. At this moment I realized I was almost nkd* and being prepared for surgery. Wait – you said funny or embarrassing?
Tell us about your cars. The whole car thing is quite an escape for me. I’ve always been into anything with pistons and why they work. I got back into drag racing. I run a 1938 Chevy Coupe, which made the quarter mile in 10 seconds. I also run a dragster engine Nostalgia at the front. This is called “Turn Blue” and a picture of Ghoulardi on the forehead. What will the quarter by approximately 8.5 seconds? My title is the Thompson Raceway Park home because it is so close and it’s a great way nostalgic. But you can not forget Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk. The Bader family held a beautiful installation of high level for years. Simply beautiful.
What is like to live in Burton? Mayberry – and I like it that way. It’s just quiet enough and still about 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland. What are your favorite restaurants, and what do you order there? I’m a guy steak and potatoes. Fleming, ChopHouse, Bass Lake Inn. A Fleming is the bone in ribeye, macaroni and cheese and creamed corn. ChopHouse – two words: Oscar net. At Bass Lake Taverne & Inn: New York Strip with a side of asparagus Oscar.
What is the best Christmas gift you ever received? Wow! It’s a tough question. I think that would be one of the years of cycling. Probably my first BMX bike. What it was like to be an instructor of broadcasting Kent State University right after getting it from there? It was a bit strange, to say the least. You spend four years working as hard as you can to get the grade, and now you have to distribute them. They were great to me back right after graduation, and it was a great experience. The hardest part was less than some of the students. Very strange.
Favorite Cleveland history? I trained for two marathons while living in downtown Cleveland, just above Flannery’s Pub, so I could see many of the city on the 10-Miler. I must say that my favorite is the landmark [Lorain-Carnegie] Hope Memorial Bridge. There’s nothing like a night race, coming back on deck. This beautiful Art Deco building stone in the foreground with our city all lit up in the back. Very cool — know-how in the 1930s against a city that is in a new century.
Tell us something we do not know WKYC. No, we do not have a makeup person. Yes, Romona is that tall. Eric Mansfield played on a piano average. Monica Robins is not a doctor but plays one on TV. She also has a fantastic voice! Maureen Kyle is the daughter of Coach Kyle. [St... Ignatius coach Chuck Kyle High School] Our entire morning show producing staff – executive producer Erin Longville, producer Meg Brutoczky 5:00 and 6 am the producer Brooke Whitney – are all graduates of Kent State University.
Who is the Cleveland broadcaster you admire? I think I’m born 30 years too late to be I want to be the presenter. My favorite is Ernie Anderson [Ghoulardi], Del Donahoo, Tom Haley, Big Jack Armstrong and perhaps even Alan Freed. All set to work the loom to be communicator’s actual height of the broadcasting industry – voice, diction, expression and gesture – all extremely important and well done by each.
It’s Saturday night. What is the plan? Take a girl and some friends. Have a good meal. Go see a little downtown. Back home at a decent hour. Enjoy the fact that I will not be on TV at 5 am the next day!
What’s really Hollie? What makes it so watchable Hollie is that it is true. You get the same thing on and off camera. I do not care what I call “The Hollie.” It is a smile and a head tilt. The good news is, I can call on her on the air and she laughs.
We’ve really been able to bring out the best (real) in the other personality. If I’m having a bad day, you know. If Hollie is a bad day, she’ll let you know too.
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