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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Weird Pizza Toppings… 1/15/21

This week is NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK… and while we all love a good pie or two, some folks go way overboard with weird topping requests. Have you ever ordered or heard someone order a pizza with weird toppings? We take your calls this morning! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL…     MORE

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Phone Blast! – 1/15/21

Hey Rick and Joel… My brother and his wife just moved into a new upscale neighborhood… one of those development associations where they have goofy rules you must follow. Well my brother is not only short fused, but I can see him getting fed up quick. I was telling him about the Phone Blast you…MORE

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DOG TALK! -1/14/21

We all know that Rick is a sucker for all thing’s gadgets… but this one is pretty hard to swallow. A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners through a smartphone…MORE

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That Ain’t Right… 01/14/21

Handing you the microphone this morning and letting you vent with another session of That Ain’t Right! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL   MORE

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BAD Habits Cause BIG Problems… 1/13/21

A friend of Rick’s has this one annoying habit. He chews his food so hard that his jaw clicks. Not just a subtle click, but a loud clicking noise. This bad habit turned into something far worse when his girlfriend of many years decided to call it quits just because she couldn’t handle it anymore.…MORE

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Awkward Movie Moments… 1/13/21

The Netflix series ”Bridgerton” has been watched by over 63 million people since it debuted…and apparently the show features explicit lovemaking scenes. Some people didn’t know this ahead of time and watched the show with their parents. They react… “Who thought watching #Bridgerton with my parents was a good idea.” #Bridgerton with my parents. It…MORE

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GONE but not FORGOTTEN! – 1/12/21

Everyone has that one store that they used to frequent back in the day but a few years later it sadly closed! We share our favorite stores and landmarks from years passed and take your calls this morning!   What old Lehigh Valley store or landmark do you miss the most? The Hawk Morning Show…MORE

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Predictions for 2021… -1/11/21

All over social media you’ll find them… predictions for 2021. This morning, Rick and Joel laid out their predictions for the new year. We’ll see how they line up a year from now!   MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL         MORE

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The Great Coffee Debate… 1/11/21

It’s a debate that’s been plaguing mankind for YEARS! Starbucks or Dunkin? Can you taste the difference and differentiate between the two? Rick puts Joel the coffee king to the taste test this morning…   MORE FROM RICK JOEL     MORE

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MOM TOSSED! 1/8/21

I think most of us that have left the nest of mom and dad always leave behind something that we really wanted but did not feel like taking with us. Then years later we come to find that they TOSSED IT without our knowledge. We call it the MOM TOSS! Taking your calls and sharing…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

Weird Pizza Toppings… 1/15/21

Weird Pizza Toppings… 1/15/21

This week is NATIONAL PIZZA WEEK… and while we all love a good pie or two, some folks go way overboard with weird topping requests. Have you ever ordered or heard someone order a pizza with weird toppings? We take your calls this morning! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL…     

Phone Blast! – 1/15/21

Phone Blast! – 1/15/21

Hey Rick and Joel… My brother and his wife just moved into a new upscale neighborhood… one of those development associations where they have goofy rules you must follow. Well my brother is not only short fused, but I can see him getting fed up quick. I was telling him about the Phone Blast you…

DOG TALK! -1/14/21

DOG TALK! -1/14/21

We all know that Rick is a sucker for all thing’s gadgets… but this one is pretty hard to swallow. A South Korean startup has developed an AI-powered dog collar that can detect five emotions in canines by monitoring their barks using voice recognition technology. The Petpuls collar can tell pet owners through a smartphone…

That Ain’t Right… 01/14/21

That Ain’t Right… 01/14/21

Handing you the microphone this morning and letting you vent with another session of That Ain’t Right! MORE FROM RICK AND JOEL