Wednesday, December 17, 2008

TopNotch Records singer-songwriter Whitney Wolanin and her sister songwriter Victoria Wolanin pointing to Whitney's picture at the famous Carnegie Deli New York City

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

25 Years in 25 Days

25 Years in 25 Days Production Team with Tim Farriss

Friday, December 12, 2008

Seems like all we do on my Puerto Rico visits is work, work, work…and eat.

At the famous Cuban-Puerto Rican delicacy restaurant Ropa Vieja on the Condado in San Juan, Jerry King sits with the beautiful people from Uno Radio. L-R Bottom: Ray Cruz, Uno Radio VP/Programming, Joel Rivera, Fidelity PD, King, Edlyn Cartagena Díaz, Programming Assistant-Marketing, and top, Xavier Alvarado, PD of CHR WCMN (Toca De To’). The guy in the back is just eating.

Here’s the view from the balcony of my San Juan/Condado hotel of a sailboat out in the Atlantic as a storm approaches and the palm trees sway in the warm tropical breezes. Welcome to Winter, USA!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Impact Radio Network producer Chris Carson poses with Carolyn Dawn Johnson during a recent taping of her demo for a forthcoming McVay Media project.

Chris Carson and CDJ

Carolyn Dawn Johnson in the Control Room

Holland Cooke, McVay Media News Consultant, poses with Arbitron CEO Steve Morris. The two were together at a recent Arbitron fly-in held for consultants and group programmers.

Frank Bell, Mike McVay and Steve Morris pose during the recent Arbitron Consultant Fly-In. Frank is the EVP/Programming for Key Market Communications and Steve is the CEO of Arbitron, the ratings company.

Monday, December 01, 2008

A holiday toast to Jay Frank of Country Music Television.

The CMT wizard sent along some beautiful wine for our President & Founder to sample.

Carolyn Dawn Johnson poses with Mike McVay.

The country singer and McVay Media are working on a new project from Nashville. Watch for an announcement,

Heather Cohen of The Weiss Agency, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Mike McVay pose during a recent gathering in Nashville.

McVay Media and the country singer have a soon to be announced project.

Mid-day Host, Dan Brodie, PD & Morning Show Personality Carmen Brown and GM, Jeff MacFarlane wrap up The JOY FM’s 5th Annual T-Shirts for Turkeys.

The JOY FM community collected over 8600 turkeys to give to local food pantries to feed the homeless and working poor this Thanksgiving season.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The rest of the world is turning to winter and Mike McVay turns up in San Diego at XMOR - Blazin' 98-9 ... He poses here with Vanya and "some guys."

Mike McVay - Vanya and Mike Live from Blazin

McVay Media's Mike McVay - Blazin' 989 midday Godess Vanya and OM-PD Lee Cornell pose at the San Diego station

Irish singer and talented performer (Anuna and River Dance) Patrick Hughes visited McVay Media's WORLD HEADQUARTERS in Cleveland recently.

Pictured (L-R) are McVay New Media President Daniel Anstandig, Elevation Management Group's Denny Young, Hughes and McVay Media President Mike McVay.

Keith Abrams and Friends at Pickwick and Frolic

Welcome to town! Keith Abrams and wife Betty are moving to Cleveland from Denver. Abrams, the newly named Ops Manager for Clear Channel - Cleveland, was welcomed by Dave Popovich (PD of WDOK and WQAL in Cleveland, Jive Records regional promotion manager Doug Hamann and the McVay's.

(Front L-R) Nancy and Dave Popovich and Betty Abrams (Rear L-R) Doris and Mike McVay, Keith Abrams, Doug and Diane Hamann.

Whitney Wolanin playing her newest song "Sunglasses" for Funk Brothers Bass Legend Bob Babbitt at the Vanderbilt University Commons Center Sunday Nov 9 2008 Nashville Tenn

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sarah Palin Switches to a new McCampaign

Deciding that odds are looking more difficult with each passing day at the polls, vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin switches to a real winning ticket...

(McVay Media web designer and marketing designer Robert Craig dons six-shooting Sarah Palin drag for a night out at Halloween parties!)

John Tesh Concert

Picture of John Tesh, Jim Glass, Marilyn, their friend Marilyn, Janet and of course Doris McVay.

GMA Canada

A group of broadcasting friends gather at the Canadian Gospel Music Association conference. (Pictured left to right: the “two Michelles” from the Shine-FM/Calgary sales staff, Daniel Anstandig, Beth Bacall (from Star 99.1FM in New York), and Mark Imbach, Operations Manager from Shine-FM/Calgary.

The Score

Mike McVay poses in his newly acquired Mannheim Steamroller jacket.

Our CEO shows off the wine that he swapped with Chip Davis in trade for the coat.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Say Goodbye to Summer

Mike McVay drives Rosie (1957 Chevy Bel Air) off to storage. Another year almost gone as McVay Media enters its 25th year of media consulting service. (Photo Credit Robert Stern)


Mike in Rosie

Rick Springfield, touring radio stations to promote his single "What's Victoria's Secret" stopped by KPSI/Palm Springs, California.

Rick, KPSI Palm Springs PD Connie Breeze, Bradley-In-The-Morning and promotion wizard Bob Catania

Rick Springfield and KPSI PD Connie Breeze

Monday, October 20, 2008

The McVay Media ROVING CAMERA was EVERYWHERE this past month. From the Pacific to the Atlantic and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.

Destin Beach View - Wish I Was There

Mike McVay and George Francis at dinner in Destin, Florida

Mike McVay and George Francis have worked together for 30 years - Francis at 6ft 5 inches has made the 6ft 2 inches McVay look short for ALL those years. Francis is a Ft Walton Bch Mkt Manager

Robb Stewart with Asterisk Communications poses with Mike McVay in Florida

Scott Stevens - OM and PD of WMLV in Meridian MS

WJYE Buffalo Goddess of the Middays with Morning Man and OM-PD Joe Chille

Friday, October 17, 2008

WAJI - Fort Wayne PD Barb Richards, and husband Jim, pose with Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire during their recent tour.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

'The Surreal Life' starring Mike McVay

One of the greatest joys of consulting is the people that you meet when you travel. Mike McVay recently had an experience that he described as surreal. He was in the Gainesville-Ocala market when he was invited to meet The Godfather of Music Producers …. Bruce Swedien and his wife Bea. Bruce has produced everyone from Count Basie to Michael Jackson and won several Grammy’s for his work on Jackson’s CD “Thriller.” He recently finished a project with Garneau Band. The group is fronted by brothers Jordan (18) and Josh (15) and managed by Dave Waller. Waller is also one of two vocalists working with Gameau Band. Their video to the song “Keep the Dream Alive” is on-line at

Pictured also is Shane Finch, (Operations Manager for Asterisk Communications in Ocala), and Bill Barr (morning personality) with WMFQ Gainesville-Ocala. Mike is the second grayest man in these pictures. Didn’t we say that one of his greatest joys is visiting people on the road?

Bruce - Shane - Bill and Mike (seated)

Jason, Bruce, Jordan and Mike

Josh- Bruce- Jordan- Dave and Mike

Shane - Josh - Bruc - Bill - Dave and Jordan (Kneeling)

WMFQ's Shane Finch with Afternoon Drive Diva Toni and Mike McVay

Spacial Audio Visits McVay Media

Spacial Audio visits McVay Media - Pictured are Ken, Bryan and Josh from Spacial Audio with Mike, Daniel and James from McVay New Media

A night at the wine bar for Spacial Audio and McVay New Media - Welcome to Cleveland!

Bryan and Daniel

James and Josh