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


Morning Show -Your Movie Titled SEX LIFE! – 3/22/19

There is a little thing going around on social media that poses the question: If you could describe your sex life using only one movie title… what would it be? Rick:  Gone With the Wind Joel: The Big Labowski or Toy Story What’s yours? Tell us here!  


Morning Show – The Florida Man Challenge! -3/22/19

While your basketball loving co-workers are taking a sneak peek at March Madness today…some of you might want to take the Florida Man Challenge…the talk of the internet this morning!  Basically what you do is go to google search “Florida man” and your birthday and see what headline pops up. We all know the weirdest crimes…


Now Trending! – 3/22/19

If you are planning to Netflix and chill this weekend, get ready for the Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt” which is now streaming. The biopic is the tell-all story about the band and their antics on and off the stage. Check out “The Dirt” on Netflix Now! A video is making the rounds of a…


The Hawk Morning Show Confessional… 3/21/19

Every Thursday we have a Lehigh Valley resident enter the Hawk Confessional to confess something he or she did or does… then we deliver a penance or pass judgement. Now I know you’re saying… who does this?! While I don’t have an answer for that, we have been flooded with confessions on the confession line which…


March MADNESS! -3/21/19

Today March Madness will infect sports fans from the workplace to your favorite watering hole. Hopefully you have signed up and picked your brackets in the Hawks/Ciocca Ford Bracket Challenge. If you have an office bracket challenge, is it just me or is it that person that knows little or nothing about basketball that ALWAYS…


Now Trending! – 3/21/19

If you are a fan of the Bill and Ted Excellent Adventure movies, Keunu Reeves and Alex Winter hit social media yesterday to announce the third installment in the franchise. Fans lit up social media after the announcement with the thumbs up. Look for the flick in August of 2020. What do you do when…


A Few Things… 3/20/19

Big Happenings in the Big Apple yesterday when a COW shut down part of the Major Deegan Expressway during lunch hour yesterday.  Over a dozen NYPD cops tried to corral the cow who apparently wasn’t going to deal with a local slaughterhouse and made a run for it. Rescuers named the cow Major Deegan and…

Holy Bible

Morning Show – The Book of Joel – Chapter 1, Entry 3 – 3/20/19

We created the “Book of Joel” simply to educate my lovely producer and friend… to help him out with tips for life, but also to make him into a more rounded individual. Joel knows everything there is to know about Classic Rock, but knows NOTHING about Classic MOVIES! So each week we assign him two…


Now Trending! – 3/20/19

Today is the first day of spring. Looking to get into the mood with some sweetness? Dairy Queen is handing out free cones and Rita’s is of course dishing out the Italian ice for free today. The Trifecta Grill in Illinois was short a busboy for the night so a waitress called her newly retired…


Morning Show – That Ain’t Right! – 3/19/19

Turning the mics over to YOU this morning with another edition of That Ain’t Right our open vent line for you to get anything off your chest. We had some good ones today – how about when you go to the Pharmacy to get a prescription filled and they’re OUT of the medication you need??…

Morning Show Interviews


John Lodge Interview! – 10/12/18

A true rock and roll icon… 6 decades of doing what he loves with the Moody Blues.  He is currently embarking on his first solo tour and will hit the Sellersville Theater on Monday, October 15th.  We were very excited to have Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and my friend John Lodge on the…

"A Time to Kill" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals

Morning Show – Dee Snyder Interview… 10/5/18

This dude has been in Rock and Roll for over 4 decades. When he first surfaced everyone thought he was going to be a flash in the pan but they were wrong. I have known him for at least 30 years and besides being a rock icon he has appeared on Reality TV shows, a…

Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Nils Lofgren Interview – 8/30/18

He is a guitar legend. He has played with Neil Young and Crazy Horse and has also been a member of the E Street Band. He is also playing the Musikfest Café on September 19th. It was great to chat with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and my buddy Nils Lofgren this morning… Click…

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