97.9 The Beat’s MC Marcus Chapman is from the southeast side of Chicago. He began his radio career at college station WKDI on the campus of Northen Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. After graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and a minor in Black Studies, he joined the staff of Chicago station WGCI. MC would later be heard in several other markets, including Indianapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, and Atlanta. In addition to his radio career, Marcus is also a music historian and the author of “The Coolest Music Book Ever Made aka The MC 500”; a music guide that will be released in 2014.