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

Cheering beer

A Few Things… 8/17/18

Coors Light saved a man the other day when a beer salesman saw a guy getting ready to jump off a bridge in Minneapolis. He stopped, grabbed a case of Coors Light, and offered it up to the guy if he came down off the ledge…he did! The Internet began freaking out yesterday after hearing…


Morning Show – TV Reboots… – 8/17/18

We live in a world of reboots on TV now.  Apparently the days of fun creative TV is not happening and they are just dredging up old successful shows to fill the void.  Here is a list of some of the old shows that are making a comeback.     Bridezillas Charmed Cold justice Dynasty…

The 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Presentation with Aretha Franklin

Now Trending! – Aretha Franklin Tribute – 8/17/18

Music lovers and celebrities around the globe are mourning the loss of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin who died yesterday of Pancreatic Cancer. Musicians like Elton John, Paul McCartney and hundreds of others took to twitter to send their love for a woman who inspired millions of people with her music. Even Don Henley…


A Few Things… 8/16/18

By now a lot of you have heard the story of the 6 year-old girl from Utah named Kaitlin who recently ordered $350 worth of toys from Amazon!!  Kaitlin’s mom allowed her to order a Barbie for her birthday. Kaitlin logged on to Amazon to see when her doll would arrive. She then ordered $350…


Hawk Morning Show Confessional – 8/16/18

This morning we opened the confessional… where we allow some LV residents to cleanse themselves of something they did or do that they feel the need to tell someone because of the guilt. You can give your name or not — but the listeners decide your Penance. If you want to add to our confessions……


Now Trending! – 8/16/18

A big rally was held in Central Park yesterday to call on the NY state parole board to deny the release of John Lennon’s killer, Mark David Chapman. An official decision will be made within two weeks after the hearing.   Well if you are a sports memorabilia collector, the folks at Campbell Soup are…


Morning Show – National Motorcycle Week… 8/15/18

It’s National Motorcycle Week… and unlike Bike Week at the Daytona, this week celebrates all things motorcycles… not just the insanity and nakedness that surrounds bike week — The cool rides both new and old. I used to ride, and no longer do because of a horrible accident I was in back in the 80’s…haven’t…


A Few Things… 8/15/18

Steve Perry fans should be very happy today. Former Journey front man Steve Perry is reportedly releasing a new album entitled “Traces” this fall. A track listing appeared on Amazon.com yesterday, but was quickly removed. Perry did post the first single on his YouTube channel. “No Erasin”… check it out! Props to Ethan Sonneborn of…

NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer Press Day - Arrivals

Now Trending! – 8/15/18

Has Roseanne entered the Charlie Sheen zone?  In a recent interview, she mentioned that she hopes she gets abducted by aliens… that hopefully the aliens can wipe her off this planet because nobody gets her humor!!! HUH??  PR stunt or just off the rails?? The Girl Scouts are going to launch a new cookie next…


A Few Things… 8/14/18

Google wants to know where you go SO BADLY that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.  An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing.…

Morning Show Interviews


Morning Show – Andrew Zimmern Interview! – 6/29/18

My next guest is on one of the most watched foodie TV programs out there. Bizarre Foods follows my guest around the globe seeking out different cultures and the food they eat. I have seen this dude eat scorpions, tarantulas and some things that I cannot believe anyone could eat like deer haggis and elk…


Kal Penn Interview!

You may remember him from National Lampoons Van Wilder or the Harold and Kumar movie series… or the TV show How I Met Your Mother.  Now he has gone from stoner… to white house press secretary on the hit TV show Designated Survivor which I am totally hooked on. It was awesome to talk to…


Billy Gardell Interview

He’s coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday and joined me on the show this morning… one of the funniest dudes on planet earth – BILLY GARDELL BABY!   You can still grab tickets! Click here for more information.    

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