Monday, December 11, 2006

WJKK Christmas Party

The staff at WJKK/Jackson, MS held their holiday party at PD John Anthony's home ... where he was honored with the EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD. The stations, owned by The Radio People, were voted by the men in the McVay Media offices as having the "Most Attractive Staff" in radio. We guess that saying "A face made for radio" does NOT apply to Gwen Rakestraw (GM) and her team. Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Whitney Wolanin Tour Pixs

Whitney Wolanin with Survivor Rock Singing Legend Jimi Jamison singing her duet Hit, "It Takes Two"

Whitney Wolanin with actress Kate Hudson.

Whitney Wolanin on stage LIVE with the Funk Brothers Band and Bass Legend Bob Babbitt.

Whitney Wolanin with Guitar Legend Eddie Willis of the Funk Brothers Band after Whitney sang Heat Wave with the Funk Brothers over Eddie's Hitsville Guitar Riffs.

Whitney Wolanin on FOX News Boston after singing at Yankees-Red Sox Game at 14 years old being interviewed about what it is like to sing LIVE for the World Series Champion Red Sox at Fenway Park in front of a standing room only crowd of 40,000 people.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Standard Radio Personality Seminar at Whistler, BC Canada

Bob Harris, PD of Standard Radio's CHOM-FM and Mix 96, poses for a birthday shot during their recent programming and talent seminar in Whistler, BC.

The Usual Suspects...Eric Samuels from Z95.3/Vancouver, Bob Harris of CHOM-FM/Montreal, Brian Depoe of CJEZ/Toronto...and the Game Show Host...Wink McVay from the "Battle of The Bits" competition.

Stu & Colleen of CJEZ join the picture.

Nat & Drew from Z95.3/Vancouver join the act.

Wink McVay in full glory ... and wardrobe.

Terry Dimonte & Ted Bird (CHOM Montreal) with Bob, Brian, Eric.

All morning show talent.
Maddog & Billie (Mix999 Toronto) , Stu & Colleen (EZ Rock, Toronto), Cat Spencer & Lisa Player (MIX Montreal), Ace Burpee & Chrissie Troy (Hot103 Winnipeg), Brad Dryden & Cub Carson (Bear Ottawa), Paul Brown & Yukon Jack (Bear Edmonton), Chad Martin (Vibe Calgary), Ken Rigel (Classic Country, Calgary), Tarzan Dan (Sun Kelowna), Shane Michaels (EZ Rock, Edmonton), Iron Mike Bennson (HTZ-FM, St. Catharines), Ron Able (QX, Winnipeg), Nat & Drew (Z95-3, Vancouver).

Ace Burpee (HOT103 Winnipeg) Lisa Player (MIX96 Montreal)


Munkie Ncaypi

Friday, November 03, 2006

A Blast From The Past

WAKY/Louisville in 1979 ...

Mike McVay (WAKY PD), teen sensation Shaun Cassidy, Chary Southmayd (News at WAKY) and Tom Prestigiacomo (Formerly Midday's at WAKY and now PM-Drive at WMC-FM in Memphis for 20+ years) ... seated from is former WAKY talent Darryl Douglas.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mike McVay says goodbye to summer with a toast to his clients stations.

He's pictured sitting on Holland Cooke's front porch at the famous Captain Willis House on Block Island, Rhode Island.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

WAJI Named Hot AC Station of the Year

Andy, Dirk and Jeanette (Majic In The Morning) accept the WAJI Hot AC Station of The Year award from Radio & Records magazine. McVay Media is proud of Barb Richards, (PD), and the entire team at WAJI/Fort Wayne.

Mike McVay named R&R Executive of the Year

Mike McVay receives the Radio & Records Executive of The Year award from R&R CEO and Publisher Erica Farber. McVay was honored during the most recent NAB/R&R in Dallas.

Celebrities abundant gathered at the NAB/R&R Convention in Dallas

Pictured above (L-R) is R&R Publisher and CEO Erica Farber, INO Records singer/songwriter Chris Rice, McVay Media's Mike McVay and Promotion Specialist Jack Ashton.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Barb Richards with Jars of Clay

Barb Richards of WAJI/Ft. Wayne poses with Jars of Clay. The band was in town visiting the stations for a charity event.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Randy Jackson at R&R Convention

Randy Jackson of American Idol and Mike McVay pose at The 2006 Radio & Records Convention in Dallas. Is it the camera angle or does Mike's head deserve it's own weather map?

Stella Schwartz, PD of KOST/Los Angeles poses for a picture with American Idol's Randy Jackson while Mike McVay holds her purse.

Congrats to the staff & management of our client WSTW/ Wilmington, Delaware. WSTW won the Marconi Award for CHR Station of The Year 2006.

The station was nominated in a category that included KHKS- Dallas, KIIS- Los Angeles, KQKS- Denver and KRBE- Houston. WSTW was the only medium market station nominated and walked away with the award.

Our best wishes and congratulations go to Delmarva Broadcasting President Pete Booker, General Manager Mike Reath, Operations Manager John Wilson and Music Director Mike Rossi.

WSTW deserves the recognition that they receive. We're fortunate to be a part of their team ... and we thank them for that.

John Wilson mentioned McVay Media from the dais as he accepted the award. An act of unselfishness. A class act. Exactly what you would expect from a "class act" like John Wilson. CONGRATULATIONS!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Raising Cash

KSKS/Fresno's Maniac Mike vowed to remain in a "Dollhouse in the Sky" until enough "change bandits" registered to ask for donations from co-workers, classmates, families and friends in the weeks preceding the station's Eighth Annual Kiss Country for Kids Radiothon, set for Sept. 28-30. His four-day mission resulted in 5,593 Change Bandit volunteers who will benefit the Children's Hospital Central California.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

It was ALL-business at the NAB/R&R Radio Show!

McVay Media News/Talk Specialist Holland Cooke (center) discusses national affairs with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. If you were there, you found HC's special report in your registration bag: "It's A Solid Gold Weekend: Strategies and Tactics for MAKING MONEY and Growing Audience with Weekend News/Talk Programming." If you couldn't attend, click here to download your FREE copy.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Jonathon Caine of Journey visits McVay Media

Anita Walters, Jerry King, Janet Shadowski, Jonathon Caine, Doris McVay, Mike McVay and Jim McVay.

Gripe Daddy, Jonathon Caine, Mike McVay, Lance Wallach.

Collin Raye visits KAJA San Antonio

Collin Raye signs in the KAJA studio.

Collin with KAJA's Lou Ramirez

Collin with The Two Guys in the Morning, Randy Carroll and Clayton Allen.
Randy (L) and Clayton (R)

Collin with Bree Wagner, KAJA San Antonio- Programming Assistant

Mike Visits Standard Radio in Niagra

Standard Radio- Niagra General Manager Madelyn Hamilton with Laurie Graham, GSm for Standard Niagra.

Mike McVay celebrates Madelyn's new GM job ... tough life Mike.

Mike McVay and Laurie Graham.

Beautiful Niagra On The Lake - Canada.

Mike McVay - Fort Niagra ... site of America's victory over the Canadians.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Legendary DJ Porky Chedwick Broadcasts Live From The Rock Hall

88 Year-old disc jockey Porky Chedwick recently performed his program live from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Mike McVay greeted Porky and his radio co-host Ed Weigle. McVay Media honored Chedwick with a plaque and special recognition for his 50+ years of service to the broadcast community. Chedwick started at WAMO/Pittsburgh (the known as WHOD) on August 1, 1948. Porky, also known as "The Daddio of The Raddio" and "The Boss Man" sponsored two busloads of fans who traveled from Pittsburgh to Cleveland for the special anniversary broadcast.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The New WLHT Morning Show Parties in Grand Rapids

Partying in Grand Rapids: VP/Contemporary Jerry King visits the new WLHT morning show. L-R, King, Nanette, and Denis Prior. PD and "The Legendary" Bill Bailey rises above all at the top of the picture.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Client Station WRBS Appears In Newsweek!

McVay Media client, WRBS/Baltimore, appears in the background of a Newsweek Magazine photo tribute to legendary Billy Graham. Compliments to WRBS Promotions Director, Erin Branham, on the outstanding banner placement!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Meredith Goes Blonde for Taylor!

He is America's Sexiest Bachelor, and Meredith believes she is his soulmate. The KS95 Morning Show in Minneapolis called his Grandma. And, Granny Hicks's agreed to send Mere's pic to Taylor! One problem, Taylor said he saw his soulmate at an airport, and she was blonde. So, we made Meredith dye her DARK brown hair, took a pic, and gave it to Granny. We are anxiously awaiting his response!

Daniel Anstandig (Daniel-Son) finishing his first bowl of Sushi...while on vacation in Tokyo.

Tribe Takes The White Sox During Christian Music Broadcasters Meeting!

During the Christian Music Broadcasters meeting in Cleveland, Steve Swanson (Joy-FM), Grayson Long (Integrity Records), Daniel Anstandig (McVay Media), and Jim Veldhuis (Billboard Radio Monitor) watched the Cleveland Indians make a HUGE win against the White Sox. Final score: 13-8!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Singer/Songwriter Michael Vincent at The Conclave 2006 in Minneapolis

Michael Vincent with the Reverend Al Sharpton.

Michael Vincent with Art Vuolo.

Michael Vincent with Dan Spears with BMI.

Michael Vincent with Jupiter Rising.

Michael Vincent with Matt Baron with BMI.

Michael Vincent with Matt Blair with Delilah.

Michael Vincent with Mike Kronforst.

Michael Vincent with Tim Kelly of the Conclave.