Jon Marks, a Willow Grove native who attended Temple University, is living his dream as a Philly sports talk radio host. Jon’s unparalleled work ethic has provided him a quick ascent in a competitive industry. In 2006, Jon started off as an intern at 950 AM the Fanatic, shortly after the station changed to a sports format. In the span of just two years, he went from reading sports updates, to spot producing various shows, to becoming the executive producer of the station’s morning show. When renowned radio personality Mike Missanelli joined the station in April of '08, Jon was tapped to be become the Executive Producer and On-Air Contributor for Mike’s drive time show.
When the station developed ‘The Fanatic Hour’ and ‘Talking Baseball with Dutch (Darren Daulton)', it gave Jon his own hour during prime time from 6pm-7pm, following Missanelli’s show. Marks quickly delivered some of the station’s best “must listen” content and the executives at the Fanatic took notice. Soon, Jon had his own show.
Jon’s move to full time host began in the spring of 2012 with the Jon Marks show, which aired on weeknights from 6pm-9pm. After a brief stint, Jon was moved into the heart of the station’s programming schedule as a co-host with longtime sports talk host Tony Bruno from 10am-12pm, and with accomplished NFL analyst Brian Baldinger from 12pm-2pm. In February of 2013, the station decided to pair Jon with fellow up and comer, Sean Brace, in the 12pm-2pm time slot. Marks and Brace have worked together for a few years hosting a Saturday morning show, and their chemistry and ability to bring a fresh and entertaining approach to radio is undeniable.
In addition to his work at the Fanatic, Jon is also a frequent contributor on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia.
Sean Brace has also quickly established himself as an integral part of 97.5 The Fanatic and a burgeoning talent in Philadelphia sports radio. Monday through Friday he co-hosts Jon & Sean from Noon - 2:00 PM. On Saturday mornings Sean can also be heard with with Jon Marks starting at 8:00 AM. Listeners know Sean's style: energetic, edgy and fueled with a lot of sports and pop culture mixedin; Sean likes to keep it loose and have fun. As he says, it's a style all his own, "behind the velvet rope" in a manner of speaking. A man about town, Sean enjoys bringing the life experiences of a partying bachelor to the airwaves.
Sean grew up in Olyphant, PA, a small town just outside of Scranton. While in college he covered East Carolina Sports for local television and radio outlets. In 2006 Sean began an internship with 97.5 and worked his way up the ranks, from intern, to producer, to on-air contributor and eventually to talk show host. His professional growth is a testament to his work ethic, passion for sports and drive. Sean is poised for a long career in Philadelphia sports radio.
Like Marks, Sean is also a contributor on Fox's Good Day Philadelphia.