Rick Michaels

What can you say about Rick Michaels except he has done just about everything in the music business.  Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, Rick started his radio career as a young intern at WKAP in Whitehall.  That led him to award winning radio shows in Cleveland, Detroit, Columbus and a syndicated show in North and South Carolina.  Rick also worked as Director of Promotions Midwest for the Universal Music Group promoting and touring with bands like Kiss, Elton John, Shania Twain, INXS, Hanson and Bon Jovi.  Rick now has been back in the Lehigh Valley for the past 17 years entertaining fans every morning on the Hawk Morning Show with Rick Michaels.

More From Rick

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Phone Blast! – 1/17/20

Hey Rick and Joel… My wife, Danielle, has worked at the Department of Public Safety for years now – mainly answering calls and directing them to the right agency. Most of the calls are standard, boring stuff. But every once in a while, she gets some strange ones. Since it’s her birthday this week, maybe…MORE

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FOOTBALL TALK! – 1/17/20

Lots of buzz all over Social Media with The Super Bowl… Demi Lovato is going to perform the National Anthem. Cheetos has purchased a Super Bowl commercial to hype their new Cheetos Popcorn. MC Hammer is going to star in the ad. Pepsi will also give away a free Pepsi Zero Sugar drink if either team…MORE

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Now Trending! – 1/17/20

Happy Birthday to Betty White who is 98 today! What’s Betty’s secret to long life? She claims being positive, eating hot dogs and VODKA! Works for me! Steve Miller is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and claims he didn’t even start writing songs until he was done with college. This comes about…MORE

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The Hawk Morning Confessional – 1/16/20

Every Thursday we feature a Lehigh Valley resident that enters our Hawk Confessional to confess something he or she did or does. We’ve recently been flooded with confessions on the confession line which is 844-340-0400. You can confess privately with no name or you can leave your contact info and we may or may not reach…MORE

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“Netflix & Chill’d” & Cooking With Paris… 1/16/20

Ben & Jerry’s has created a new flavor called Netflix & Chill’d. It features peanut butter ice cream with salty pretzel swirls and gooey fudge brownies. Ben & Jerry’s is also making a nondairy version of the ice cream which will soon be available in freezers everywhere. The pints are expected to cost as much…MORE

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Now Trending! – 1/16/20

A week ago, Dr. Oz went on record saying people should skip breakfast and wait to eat until later in the day when they’re actually hungry. Mark Wahlberg, known for his insane workout routines took issue, so Oz challenged him to a push-up contest. Mark says he’s ready whenever he wants.  This should be good.…MORE

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Dunkin’s New “Beyond D-O-Double G Sandwich” … – 1/15/20

Dunkin Donuts is selling a Snoop Dogg-inspired sandwich for a limited time. The ‘Beyond D-O-Double-G’ features Dunkin’s plant-based sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich in between a sliced glazed donut.  The sandwich is only available until January 19th   MORE

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Billionaire Bezos gets Backlash… 1/15/20

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is getting slammed for only donating $690,000 to the Australian brush fire recovery. Bezos makes that amount of money in less than 5 minutes. This has recently been ALL OVER social media with people pointing out the fact that Metallica gave $750,000… even Kylie Jenner is donating a million, and she’s…MORE

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Now Trending! -1/15/20

Well it’s all over for the Jeopardy Greatest of All Time tournament…and Ken Jennings is the GOAT! Jennings got an easy million handed to him, pushing his Jeopardy winning total over 4 million dollars. Didn’t get to catch the Joker on the big screen? This Friday you will have another chance! Warner Brothers plans to…MORE

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Rick and Joel’s General Knowledge Test… Round 2! – 1/14/20

About a month ago Rick and Joel did a “General Knowledge” test on the air and much to Joel’s chagrin, Rick definitely kicked Joel’s butt on that test, but Joel cried that the test was too hard and was not “general knowledge”… so today Rick offered a rematch with MORE GENERAL general knowledge questions…  MORE

Morning Show Interviews

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Rick chats with Colin Mochrie! – 10/25/19

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood bring their infamous improv back to the State Theatre on 11/16 – it was great to chat with Colin himself this morning! For more information, and to purchase your tickets… click here.  MORE

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Joel’s Full Interview w/ Rick Wakeman from YES! – 9/27/19

Joel had the chance to chat with legendary Yes Keyboard guru, Rick Wakeman about his upcoming tour and a few other things. Check out Rick Wakeman SOLO at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on 10/8. Keep listening for your chance to win tickets, or purchase them here.    MORE

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Chriss Angel Interview! – 7/3/19

He is one of the most famous illusionists on the planet with roots right here in the Valley. It was great to chat once again this morning with Mr. Chriss Angel.MORE

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Blogs

Phone Blast! – 1/17/20

Phone Blast! – 1/17/20

Hey Rick and Joel… My wife, Danielle, has worked at the Department of Public Safety for years now – mainly answering calls and directing them to the right agency. Most of the calls are standard, boring stuff. But every once in a while, she gets some strange ones. Since it’s her birthday this week, maybe…

FOOTBALL TALK! – 1/17/20

FOOTBALL TALK! – 1/17/20

Lots of buzz all over Social Media with The Super Bowl… Demi Lovato is going to perform the National Anthem. Cheetos has purchased a Super Bowl commercial to hype their new Cheetos Popcorn. MC Hammer is going to star in the ad. Pepsi will also give away a free Pepsi Zero Sugar drink if either team…

Now Trending! – 1/17/20

Now Trending! – 1/17/20

Happy Birthday to Betty White who is 98 today! What’s Betty’s secret to long life? She claims being positive, eating hot dogs and VODKA! Works for me! Steve Miller is being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and claims he didn’t even start writing songs until he was done with college. This comes about…

The Hawk Morning Confessional – 1/16/20

The Hawk Morning Confessional – 1/16/20

Every Thursday we feature a Lehigh Valley resident that enters our Hawk Confessional to confess something he or she did or does. We’ve recently been flooded with confessions on the confession line which is 844-340-0400. You can confess privately with no name or you can leave your contact info and we may or may not reach…