Skip to content

They just don’t make ’em like Mark Samansky anymore

April 26, 2012

Mark started his career in the ’70s, when radio was more about entertainment and less about technology.  A time when radio personalities could be true entertainers if they were good enough.  No offense to the young pups in radio today, but its a shame big corporate radio has taken away all the creativity, the real personality that is the soul of radio.  But enough of that—it’s time to party!

Legendary Central Florida WDIZ radio personality Mark Samansky passed away in early 2011 but his memory lives on with a celebration we call, Cinco De Marko!

Mark Samansky was part of the notoriously zany Orlando radio morning team of Baxter and Mark, as heard on legendary rock station WDIZ in the 1980s and 1990s.

Cinco De Marko is a tribute to and a celebration of the passion, the genius and the craziness that Mark always embraced through the magic of radio!

The first Cinco De Marko was held at the Shovelhead Lounge May 5th, 2011 and it was a Who’s Who of Central Florida rock entertainment personalities.  Cinco De Marko 2 will certainly continue that tradition as we invite you to join the staff members and fans of in celebrating the life and times of Mark Samansky, Saturday May 5th at Shovelhead Lounge in Longwood.

A large number of Central Florida celebrities will join us on May 5th including WDIZ air personalities past and present, as well as Mark’s long time partner, Alan Baxter.  And with hard rockin’ KGB live and’s Iron Dave and his band Diablo Canyon, plus a few surprises including Mark’s favorite margarita, we’ve got a party. 

THAT’S just the way Mark would’ve wanted it!

We’d like to think of it as a family reunion without all the obnoxious relatives and we hope you can join us!

For up to date info on Cinco De Marko 2, please visit the Cinco De Marko 2 facebook page at:

Also available in Mark’s memory is the Cinco De Marko commemorative shirt.  Inspired by Mark, these shirts were first made available on what would have been his 60th birthday on 5/5/2011. But your $10 donation can still get you one of these cool limited edition collector’s shirts and we’ll even ship it FREE but not for long because these shirts will sell out at the event!    Thank you for helping to insure that Central Florida never forgets the Baxter and Mark Show on Rock100 WDIZ.

Just click on “Mark Samansky Commemorative T-Shirt” above left to add it to your collection and thank you!
























From → Uncategorized

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: