Mark Ribbins is a Cleveland native who studied mass media communications at Cleveland State University, which led to a career in television and radio broadcasting with Cleveland Television Network and several local radio stations. He first landed at The Wave in the early 1990s, and has pretty much been here ever since. Mark loves Jazz in all of it’s forms, and he’s always enjoyed both playing the music and meeting & interviewing the artists who make it happen. He is a consultant to jazz music promoters, venues and festivals, and has worked with the Tri-C JazzFest and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.
Mark is also an ordained minister with a degree in Theology; so when he’s not in the Wave studios or at one of our events, you’ll often find him teaching & preaching around the city. He volunteers as a board member for Hospice of the Western Reserve, and is an avid fan of Browns & Buckeyes football. His favorite times are spent exploring Northeast Ohio with his wife Celeste (who he saw for the first time at a Wave concert years ago), and their daughter, Julia.