Mark Snyder's Bio
Mark Snyder has been in radio for over forty years--starting as a nine year old hosting a local kid's show on a suburban Boston station. At Curry College, he co-founded the school's FM radio station, WMLN-FM 91.5, and served as its first Promotions Director, a DJ, newsman, and sportscaster. He was a co-founder of "The Curry Arts Journal", a literary magazine which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and a co-founder of the Curry Drop In Center, which counseled Curry's students. Snyder was editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper, The Currier-Times, and served as Vice President of his class for all of his four years there. After college, he followed that early success with the highly-acclaimed Singles Lifeline Show, which ran on eight radio stations and resulted in over 200 marriages. This culminated in his current Mark Snyder Show, a celebrity interview/entertainment program, that ran on WMSX (1410 am) for almost nine years and since 1998 has been heard on the World Wide Web at www.pmpnetwork.com. Snyder also created Radio A La Carte, a food show that aired for three years on radio. He continues to review food on his internet program, and on his websites, with his well-known hatred of vegetables and love of red meat, pizza, and spicy foods. Needless to say, vegans are not his biggest fans.
Snyder, a product of Curry College and Marquette University, is currently the senior vice president of Professional Marketing & Promotions Company (PMPCO) and the CEO of PMPNetwork.com, the internet's entertainment superstation, which has recorded over 225 million "hits", and over 9 million unique visitors since its inception in 1998. His expertise in public relations, marketing and promotions dates back to his first position as Assistant Director of Public Relations and Sports Information at Curry College. Since then, Mark has handled public relations, copywriting, media placement, marketing and promotions for over 85 clients, including food establishments, law firms, medical practices, financial companies, game companies, colleges, and performers. Among those he gave early publicity to were TV shows like "24", "That 70's Show", and "Ally McBeal". Artists he helped along the way included Janis Ian, Tiny Tim, Susan Tedeschi, Cheryl Wheeler, Lori McKenna, Maria Sangiola, Suzanne McNeil, and dozens of others.
Mark was honored in the Millennium (2000) issue of Who's Who in America; the 1996 and 1997 editions of Who's Who in the World; the 25th anniversary edition of Who's Who in the East; the 1997 edition of Who's Who in the Media, and was the youngest honoree in Who's Who Among Student's in America's Colleges and Universities (1975 edition). He was also listed in the College Social Register of 1976.
Snyder's poetry has won three national awards, and was published in the Boston Globe. He has written a weekly column for Gatehouse Media New England (Stoughton Journal), "Snyder's Stoughton" since December of 1998, and he hosted a popular TV show of the same name on local access for nearly eight years, until he stopped producing it in April of 2011. It can still be found on You Tube. Snyder has published four books and has had over 3000 published articles and stories in national, regional and local publications. His second book of poetry, "Feelings" was the best-selling poetry book in Wisconsin in 1977, selling over 16,000 copies. It sometimes sells on Ebay. His column, "Snyder's Web", which appeared in 17 publications, has been downloaded by tens of thousands online. He began writing a daily local column, "About Town with Mark Snyder" in late 2010 for America Online's "Patch" on-line newspaper, which he stopped writing in December of 2013.
A Randolph native, Mark was an elected official (Precinct 2 Chairman at Stoughton Town Meeting) and retired Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee (serving the full nine year term limit) in his adopted hometown of Stoughton, MA. He is a past chairman of the board (1996-97) of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, based in Norwood, MA. The Chamber grew from 260 businesses to 950 under his reign as a board member, communications (marketing) director and Chairman. He was honored by former Governor William Weld, the Massachusetts Senate & House, and Senator John Kerry for his work at the Chamber. He Served as a Vice Chairman and Board Member for the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce (2005-2012)
Snyder served on the Board of Directors of Stoughton Little League and Stoughton Youth Soccer, and coached for Little League, Babe Ruth Baseball, and STOYAC Basketball. He was the long-time voice of STOYAC Football at Community Field in Stoughton, and has been the announcer at Stoughton High Black Knights football games.. He was a player on the SSJSL softball team that took the League Championship in 2002, beating undefeated Sharon and Easton teams on the way to the title. He batted .458 in post-season play.
He was Chairman of Stoughton's Cable Advisory Committee, and helped to create Stoughton Media Access Corporation (SMAC), which serves as the local cable access arm for the Town of Stoughton. Snyder has served on numerous other business and civic organizations' boards, including the ATC Board of Directors, where he was Parliamentarian; the Great Hills Homeowners Association Board of Directors, where he has served as President for years. He's served on the Boards of Curry College Alumni Association (as Vice President), Friends of Blue Hills, Support Our Library Association (SOLA), Food Pantry Foundation of Stoughton (of which he co-founded "Doin' It for Diane"), and dozens of other nonprofits. He has hosted over three dozen fundraisers in Stoughton the past several years, raising over $325,000 for various charities, including local food banks. He has also hosted the past ten Stoughton 4th of July and Christmas Parades, as well as moderating dozens of debates for his community. In his "spare" time, you can find him at Striar Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton or the Y in West Barnstable, and keeping his fellow residents apprised of local news in www.snydersstoughton.com, a local site that recorded over 20 million "hits" in 2013. His next pursuit was creating an online newspaper for his new adopted home in Sandwich on Cape Cod (www.snyderssandwich.com.) He recently started "Sandwich News" on Facebook. It grew to over 700 followers its first month.
He's always looking for a new challenge. Got one? Reach out and follow Mark on Twitter (@mediaman2009) or on Facebook (snydersstoughton).
(c) 2014 Snyder's Stoughton
Gatehouse Media story about Mark: (HERE)
OVER 20 MILLION HITS in 2013
Mark's Pet Peeves (here)