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Rick Michaels

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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 20 years entertaining fans every morning on The Hawk Morning Show. 


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Joel, a self-proclaimed old soul, joined The Hawk one month before his senior year of high school, quickly becoming a fan favorite for his young outlook and perspective. An Emmaus native, Joel fell in love with classic rock from a young age, having spent his youth working alongside his father as an event DJ with their business Shimer and Son and as a guitarist/vocalist playing many events in and around the Lehigh Valley. Off the air, you’ll find Joel enjoying his extensive vinyl collection, working in his home studio, or trying….but failing horribly at making a TikTok recipe in the kitchen. Trouble and mischief have always seemed to find Joel, and he is thrilled to share his crazy life experiences every morning on The Hawk Morning Show. Follow Joel on Instagram @joelonair.  

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