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.

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THE TAKE A HINT GIFT… 12/10/19

A new survey by One Poll reveals that 20% of people are planning to give somebody a ‘take the hint’ holiday gift this year. TOP 10 MOST COMMON “HINT” GIFTS Deodorant/perfume 36% Cookbook 31% Self-help book 22% Exercise equipment 22% Cleaning supplies 21% Alarm clock 20% Toothbrush/toothpaste 20% Gym membership 18% Breath mints 18% Razor…MORE

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Now Trending! – 12/10/19

Sean Hunter played the husband in the infamous Peloton ad that was criticized for being sexist. He says he had no idea that the commercial would cause such a controversy. Sean, who is an elementary school teacher by day, said he was just an actor and can’t believe the backlash. He said Peleton should make…MORE

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Siri’s New Name for You… – 12/9/19

If you have an iPhone, you already know all about Siri… Yes, Siri will call you by your name, but you can type in any “name” you want and Siri will say it back to you. It’s been all over Social Media, especially this past weekend, but people are now typing in long strings of…MORE

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The CURSE of CURSIVE! – 12/9/19

In New Jersey, Assembly woman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would require elementary schools to teach kids how to read and write in the graceful, flowing loops that were taught to previous generations… CURSIVE! Ah yes, cursive handwriting.  It’s fallen out of favor in the digital age, even getting dropped from Common Core…MORE

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Now Trending! – 12/9/19

Steve Harvey has done it again! While hosting the Miss. Universe pageant over the weekend, Harvey announced Miss Philippines as the costume winner when the winner really was Miss Malaysia. This is the second time this has happened for Harvey… who also announced the wrong winner back in 2015.  Better stick to the Family Feud!…MORE

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A Few Things… 12/6/19

Walmart.com has begun selling Kentucky Fried Chicken fire logs. They cost $19 and smell like KFC fried chicken with 11 herbs and spices. Last year, the log sold out within three hours. People magazine says Amazon.com is selling a Charlie Brown Christmas tree and blue blanket for $12.99. The product description reads, “24-inch Lonely Tree with…MORE

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Phone Blast! – 12/6/19

Dear Rick and Joel — I think my big brother is in need of one of your Phone Blasts. He and I have been pranking each other since we were kids and I think he’d be a great victim for one of your calls.  He is a corrections officer… Let him have it! – Thanks! …MORE

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Now Trending! – 12/6/19

Eddie Murphy has been making the rounds in advance of his upcoming return to SNL later this month. Murphy will bring back some of his famous characters when he hosts SNL on December 21st.  Billy Dee Williams has come forward to clarify his statement earlier in the week when he said he was Gender Fluid…which…MORE

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VIRAL THIS MORNING – Amazon Delivery Driver Dance! – 12/6/19

Viral this morning… a Delaware homeowner’s Ring Video Doorbell captured an Amazon delivery driver’s rather happy reaction after finding a snacks intended for delivery workers like himself. Doorbell camera footage shows driver Karim Earl Reed III celebrating as he discovers the nice note and the treats, then happily dancing back to his truck.  MORE

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A Few HOLIDAY Things… 12/5/19

The recent round of snow is bringing attention to a city ordinance in Wisconsin. It’s illegal to throw snowballs in some parts of a small town called Wausau. Yes you read that right… SNOWBALLS are now in the same category with missiles, rocks, and arrows… none of which people are not allowed to throw.  If…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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THE TAKE A HINT GIFT… 12/10/19

THE TAKE A HINT GIFT… 12/10/19

A new survey by One Poll reveals that 20% of people are planning to give somebody a ‘take the hint’ holiday gift this year. TOP 10 MOST COMMON “HINT” GIFTS Deodorant/perfume 36% Cookbook 31% Self-help book 22% Exercise equipment 22% Cleaning supplies 21% Alarm clock 20% Toothbrush/toothpaste 20% Gym membership 18% Breath mints 18% Razor…

Now Trending! – 12/10/19

Now Trending! – 12/10/19

Sean Hunter played the husband in the infamous Peloton ad that was criticized for being sexist. He says he had no idea that the commercial would cause such a controversy. Sean, who is an elementary school teacher by day, said he was just an actor and can’t believe the backlash. He said Peleton should make…

Siri’s New Name for You… – 12/9/19

Siri’s New Name for You… – 12/9/19

If you have an iPhone, you already know all about Siri… Yes, Siri will call you by your name, but you can type in any “name” you want and Siri will say it back to you. It’s been all over Social Media, especially this past weekend, but people are now typing in long strings of…

The CURSE of CURSIVE! – 12/9/19

The CURSE of CURSIVE! – 12/9/19

In New Jersey, Assembly woman Angela McKnight has introduced a bill that would require elementary schools to teach kids how to read and write in the graceful, flowing loops that were taught to previous generations… CURSIVE! Ah yes, cursive handwriting.  It’s fallen out of favor in the digital age, even getting dropped from Common Core…