Mike got his first real radio work at WPLA in 1974 using the name Jimmy Boyd on the air. His time there was short, only about six months, when he accepted a job offer from Tampa’s WQYK where his air name became Lyn Michaels.
By early 1976 Mike was pulling overnights in Lakeland at Joe Garagiola’s WONN. The following fall he joined WLCY-FM in St. Petersburg which was flipping from automation to live jocks under the moniker Y95, and switched his name to Mike Rivers. After his stint there, he moved a bit further south along the west coast to WYND in Sarasota.
In the spring of 1979, Mike joined the Navy. When his four-year hitch was up, he went back into radio and worked at a number of stations including WOWO in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Q94 in his hometown, Richmond, Virginia, where he started the station’s “Q Morning Zoo.”
Today (2007), Mike works weekends at Cox Radio’s WMXB Mix 103-7 in Richmond and does daily news and sports reports for stations in Charlottesville and Harrisburg, Virginia.
1974 - 1974 WPLA (On Air Personality)