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Eric's Co-Workers

Mary Cameron
Nancy Cattarius
John Cotterill
Dave Day
Gary Dennis
Tim Galloway
Robert Hall
Scott Hooker
Steve Howard
Jesse Howell
Henry Jay
Ed Kirkland
Mel Letanosky
Terry Lombardi
Enrique Lopez
Sara Michaels
Tunie Moss
Tom O'Brien
Andrea Oliver
Terry Roberts
Arthur Rowbotham
Bonnie Rowbotham
Drew Scott
Tom Shaw
Rob Tanner
Jeni Taylor
Debbie Tennick (Hogan)
Hope Thomas
Renee Weems
Chris Wolfe
Woody Wooden
Dave Wright
Scott Wynn
Reba Zoellner

Eric Michaels

Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from the University of Illinois, and landed his first professional radio gig in 1982 at WRTL AM/FM in Rantoul, Illinois. Two years later he went from part-time work to full-time morning show host on WKIO in Champaign, Illinois. Things got even better in 1990 when he was promoted to production director and programming administrator, and moved to mid-days.

By the mid 90’s, Central Florida had caught Eric’s eye and he moved to the Orlando area, working at Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island as a performer and keeping his foot in radio hosting the "Saturday Night Cruise" on Kissimmee’s WOTS. In 1998, he joined Lakeland’s Hall Communications as a part-time announcer for 97 Country WPCV.

The following year, he accepted a full time mid-day position on sister station WWRZ 98.3 FM. Then, in 2000, he was appointed promotions director for the four-station Hall cluster (WONN, WPCV, WLKF and WWRZ). After two hectic years heading up the promotions department and pulling a daily four-hour air shift, plus production, he relinquished the promotions position to concentrate on his on-air duties. He also returned to Disney’s Pleasure Island part-time and joined an Orlando improv comedy troop.

When WWRZ’s longtime afternoon personality retired in late 2003, Eric moved from his mid-day slot to afternoons. That lasted for only a couple years before he was moved to mornings, where he has held forth since January 2006.

Station History

1998 - 1999 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (On Air Personality)
2000 - 2002 WPCV-FM 97.5 - Winter Haven (Promotions)

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