Monday, December 07, 2009

Rock and Roll NEVER forgets.

Cleveland International Records CEO Steve Popovich (legendary from his discovery and success with Meatloaf and Frankie Yankovich), Rick Scarry (Accomplished actor and former KMET DJ and KGIL PD - both in Los Angeles) and Jimmy Fox (the James in The James Gang - A rock and roll legend) reminiscing ... as old rockers do when they get together. You can bet that they asked each other what the statue of limitations was before they began talking.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Two Actors and a DJ

That could be the headline ... except that the two actors have also been on the radio. Pictured left-to-right are Billy Hufsey (Fame, Days of Our Lives, Married with Children, Confessions of a Teen Idol and more), Rick Scarry (The Office, Bones, Days of Our Lives, Weeds and more) and Mike McVay ... who has been acting like a media consultant for years. McVay and Scarry are veterans of the Los Angeles radio wars in the 70s and 80s. Billy recently performed as a right-wing talk show host for a new TV series. The connection? The three are all Cleveland natives and longtime friends.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Artist Sarah Darling during her recent visit to Cleveland.

WQAL/Cleveland PD and Morning Talent, Alan Fee, poses with Black River Records artist Sarah Darling during her recent visit to Cleveland.

Alan Fee (WQAL/Cleveland), Sarah Darling (Black River Music Group) and Mike McVay (McVay Media) pose during a recent gathering at the House of Blues - Foundation Room - Cleveland location.

Black River Music Group's Joe Carroll poses with McVay Media's Mike McVay, singer/songwriter Sarah Darling, Alan Fee of Q104/Cleveland and Black River Records VP/GM Rick Baumgartner at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Ms. Darling performed in a private session for Mike & Doris McVay as well as select local media personalities.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The year was 1979. The place was Louisville, KY. The station WAKY.

See if you can find Quantum Fort Walton Beach GM George Francis, the legendary morning talent Bill Bailey, Cox Orlando Creative Director Bill Purdom, Regent Communications VP/Programming Bob Moody, Memphis morning star Tom Prestigiacomo and our own Mike McVay. The WAKY All Stars won a local "olympic-like" competition beating other radio, TV and newspapers.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Miley Cyrus performed at The Nassau Coliseum on Long Island

Miley Cyrus performed at The Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and not only met with WMJC Morning Star PHATHEAD, she gladly accepted and modeled a birthday present from the station. Posing is Barnstable Broadcasting's Phathead and Ms. Cyrus! Who knew that Miley was a NY Islanders fan?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Come On Get Higher ... at McVay Media.

(L-R)Jerry King - Jessica McVay - Matt Nathanson and his rep recently visited McVay Media.

Mike McVay and Matt Nathanson "break bread" during a recent visit to the consultants world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

Friday, November 06, 2009

The Columbus, Georgia stations owned by Jim Martin recently celebrated the Annual Steeple Chase.

The Columbus, Georgia stations owned by Jim Martin recently celebrated the Annual Steeple Chase in their community by having their air-personalities wear Horses Heads and appear in public. One talent was heard to say "This makes sense .... Our owner is a horses ...." OK ... it's a joke!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the month of Turkey's and many of our clients will begin playing Christmas music. Visit the link on the front page for The Complete Holiday Package. Meanwhile, take solice in the fact that no matter how bad your holiday may seem, the people stuck with eating Chef Mike's turkey had a worse Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 30, 2009

3rd Annual Mattress Chuck & Human Dominos

Tony Rose from 100.7 SAM FM in Bowling Green, Ky was the emcee of the 3rd Annual Matress Chuck and World Record Attempt for Human Dominos at Trent Bedding Company. His "chuck" went 32 feet!

Later they set a NEW WORLD RECORD for Human Mattress Dominos with 150 "Dominos." The proceeds from the event went to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help children who parents are tied up in the local court system get the resources they need to stay ahead in school, home, and day to day life.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Whitney Wolanin with Charlie Daniels

TopNotch® Records Singer- Songwriter Whitney Wolanin with Charlie Daniels after Charlie's induction at the post show party at the Musicians Hall of Fame, Nashville.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Road Trip to Nashville

We have lots of pictures from our recent road trip to Nashville. A charity art event hosted by Mix 93/Nashville featured the art of nationally syndicated host Delilah and brought out the stars, including Robin Meade of Headline News (CNN), Wynona Judd, Dan Hill, Jim Brickman, Ronnie Milsap, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jordan Hill and Jamie O' Neal. The packed room included actors from the movie Twilight, music luminaries Tim McFadden, Rick Monroe, Mike Musick, Callann Lane, Ashley Nemeh, Sarah Marince, Ashley Wilson and Miss Tennessee. The gathering also included McVay Media's Mike McVay, Daniel Anstandig and Jessica McVay. These pictures say it all as the red carpet event was the talk of Nashville on a cold rainy night.

Daniel, Jessica, Wynona and Mike

Jordan Hill, Delilah, Sarah Marince, Jessica McVay and friend.

Ashley Nemeh walks the Red Carpet

Daniel, Jessica and Headline News anchor Robin Meade.

Jessica McVay with Cam Gigandet from the Twilight movie series.

Dan Hill being interviewed on TV just before he walks the red carpet.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Stars Come Out in Nashville!

A recent VIP event in Nashville brought out the stars ... including the McVay Media team! Pictured Left-to-Right are Daniel Anstandig (President, McVay New Media), Jessica McVay (Program Coordinator McVay Media & McVay New Media), Wynonna Judd and Mike McVay.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Zak Tyler and Daughter Ashley pose for the McVay Media camera.

Zak is the PD of WYOY/Jackson, MS.

During a recent visit to Jackson, MS ... Mike McVay and Charlie Cook met up as they both consult stations for The Radio People.

Cook, consultant for WUSJ, poses with General Manager Gwen Rakestraw.

Mike McVay and Gwen pose outside of the WJKK/Mix 98.7 studio's in Jackson, Mississippi.


Sure, he's McVay Media's News/Talk consultant, but longtime, long-ago Top 40 DJ Holland Cooke still slammed-on-the-brakes as he scurried down Broadway in New York recently, when he spotted this iconic address.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The McVay New Media team poses in Philadelphia at the NAB 2009.

(L-R) McVay New Media President Daniel Anstandig, and team member Faith Megna, are joined by Rockie Thomas, Lee Cornell, and Bob Dunphy of Greater Media atop the roof of The Phoenix Building.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Neil Diamond during his video shoot at Warner Brothers.

Stella Prado, the PD of KOST/Los Angeles, recently posed with Neil Diamond during his video shoot at Warner Brothers. (OK! You got us! She wasn't able to make the shoot ... so we superimposed her face on KIIS PD John Ivey's body.) Hey ... Neil looks good!!! (Just teasing and having some fun.)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Skatgit Valley

Delilah's Producer Janey was in Skatgit Valley this weekend. Janey is riding 150 miles on her bike for MS.
To read Janey's story, visit:
Delilah's Seattle affiliate (the market where the race took place) KRWM, covered Janey's participation on the air, and was a sponsor of the event to battle Multiple Sclerosis.

Producer Janey (The Delilah Show), with Dr. Lilly Jung during a recent Ride for the Cure event near Seattle. Dr. Jung (Swedish Medical Center-Seattle), recently consulted the treatment of Delilah's son, Manny, who was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


WMJC/Long Island PD Jon Daniels celebrates the stations second best EVER rating month since PPM began. Daniels and the staff at the Barnstable station know how to celebrate. Notice "Lucky" the Long Island Duck on his computer. The duck is the long lost cousin of Lucy, Ducky, Donna and Drake. Ducks come from BIG families.

Mike McVay ... the original Puppet Master ... puts words in the mouth of many air talent. Pictured in the role of "the dummy" is Phathead from WMJC/Long Island morning show. He' was a good sport, but we now know HOW Mike sprained his ankle.

The World Famous midday marvel Malibu Sue posed with Mike McVay during his recent visit to Long Island. Sue is generally the most listened to Hot AC talent on Long Island. Sue and Mike pose on the "first day of school" for Sue's twins. She celebrated not having to worry about latch-key-kids by playing "Today's Best Mix" all day.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Shakira recently visited WLTW/New York City.

Shakira recently visited WLTW/New York City and posed with PD Chris Conley. Who says that AC has to be boring?

WMJC/Long Island

Cobra Starship poses with Phathead from the morning show on Long Island's WMJC Radio. The band was "reading the bumps" on Phathead's head. The art of Phrenology is practiced by the band.

Michael Franti and Cherine Anderson pose with Phathead, the WMJC Morning Maven, during a recent visit.

Cobra Starship flashes the official "sign" of WMJC/Long Island. PD Jon Daniels (middle) poses with the band.

Jon Daniels imitated the pose with his own show of he with the "Island Sound" performers.

The Pheet of Phathead (WMJC/Long Island) with Michael Franti and Cherine Anderson.

Neil Diamond is soon to launch a brand new Holiday CD.

Among the classics is a fun original that incorporates the titles of many of Neil's hits. The new Christmas Classic is titled "A Cherry Cherry Christmas."

Pictured are (L-R) Azoff Music's Steve Zap, KIIS/Los Angeles PD John Ivey, Neil Diamond, Star and MY 104-3/Los Angeles PD Andrew Jeffries, and McVay Media's Mike McVay.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

"Relaxing on Labor Day! Our founder."

Happy Sailing!

Mike McVay and WTAM/Cleveland PD Ray Davis aboard Ray's boat during the Cleveland Air Show. The ride took place on the Sunday before Labor Day.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The programming team of PMB in Columbus, Georgia and Mike McVay during a recent programming strategy dinner.

Jimbo Martin and his team recently enjoyed an unprecedented increase in all four (4) of their properties. McVay Media began consulting the PMB owned Columbus, Georgia stations just before the start of the Spring 2009 Arbitron. The owner and his team of PD's were treated to a marvelous dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Martin's home. Seen spoon feeding Mike McVay is Jimbo Martin.

The team members included the various PD's. Congratulations to the teams at WGCQ, The Truth, The Ride and Kissin' in Columbus, Georgia!!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

How I spent my Summer Vacation.

Eric Weiss of The Weiss Agency offered his Cabo San Lucas condo to several of the McVay Team. The huts on the beach house massage tables and the waves provided the "white noise" for total relaxation. The view from the 1st story balcony is spectacular. The condo is for rent. We highly recommend visiting As they say in Cabo .... "Another margarita please."