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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Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 45th Annual Beastly Ball Fundraiser Media Preview

Now Trending! – 1/18/19

Betty White, the Hollywood icon loved by millions celebrated her 97th birthday. She still is a ball of fire and when asked about the secret to long life…she claims seeing the positive side of life along with vodka and hot dogs! Word is Gladys Knight is hopping on the midnight train to Georgia to sing…


The Hawk Morning Show Confessional! – 1/17/19

THURSDAY is the day where we open up the Hawk Confessional, and we had quite the confession from Monica this morning. She admitted to us that she was a struggling single mom and had to turn to STRIPPING to pay her bills. Now  she’s since gotten ‘out of the business’ and is seeing a great…


Now Trending! – 1/17/19

After years of us seeing stupid videos like the tide pod challenge, the cinnamon challenge and the latest bird box challenge… You Tube is banning all dangerous prank videos from their website! The movie shot right here at the former Allentown Hospital Glass hits the big screen! It’s the third installment in the franchise following…


A Few Things… 1/16/19

A tattoo artist from Brazil recently took part in the Bird Box TATTOO Challenge. The artist blindfolded himself before attempting to tattoo a man’s face onto his right pectoral muscle. The tattoo artist failed miserably before he was able to cover the face with another tattoo. David Callisch had been mulling over renting out the…


Morning Show – Naughty Pups! 1/16/19

We all love our pups… and yes I’ll be the first to admit that “man’s best friend” is about as true as it gets when it comes to my pup, Murphy. But sometimes when we don’t give our pets the attention that they deserve, they retaliate… sometimes in very extreme ways. So this morning, we…


Now Trending! – 1/16/19

If you own stock in Netflix, it went up a bit yesterday… that’s because folks like us are going to be paying more for the streaming service. The least expensive Netflix plan will cost $9 per month while the most expensive ultra-high-definition plan will cost $16 a month. No word on when the price hike…


Discounted Phantoms Tickets!

Enjoy a discounted offer to the Phantoms game on Wednesday, January 16th in conjunction with The Hawk’s Job and Career Expo taking place on the PPL Center concourse from 10am-3pm. Click here for more!   


Morning Show – That Ain’t Right! – 1/15/19

Today is the day for THAT AIN’T RIGHT where we open up the mic and let you complain about anything… the job, the boss, road rage, the spouse… whatever! What’s bugging you? If you still want to get it off your chest, shoot us an email, here!      


Walmart Wine! – 1/15/19

Why is it that when something stupid happens that makes national news… it usually happens at a Walmart?! Well this one just cracked me up…Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store’s parking lot while drinking…


Now Trending! – 1/15/19

The case against singer R Kelly seems to be getting bigger as another accuser, Faith Rodgers comes forward.  She claims to have a relationship that went south with Kelly when she was 19 and now has powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred in her corner. I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg for…

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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