The Hawk Morning Rave w/ Rick & Dave

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 Rave with Rick Michaels.


Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson was born in Allentown, PA in 1982, the oldest of five kids. A fascination with drums at a young age led to performing in numerous bands throughout high school and college. With one semester to go at Temple University, he dropped out to tour the country drumming for Sony recording artist Adam Richman.

After two years based out of New York City, he returned to Philadelphia to complete his college degree and landed an internship on 102.9 WMGK’s John DeBella Show. His rock experience and “man-on-the-street” segments endeared him to the audience, leading to a 16 year stint co-hosting on the morning show. He also hosted “The Hangover Show,” Saturday mornings from 6-11am, a fan-favorite and programming staple. Industry upheaval let to an unforeseen exit in 2022, which fortuitously led to an opportunity at a radio station he used to record songs on cassette to as a child. Thankfully, WODE traded oldies for classic rock – a perfect fit for his background and knowledge!

Dave currently enjoys life in the woods of Quakertown, PA, along with his wife and two young boys. He’s an avid golfer, nature-lover, hack photographer and James Bond freak. Buy him a pint or simply tune into the morning show and he’ll love you forever.

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