I love hitting the road for a radio tour but it is amazing to walk in the door of a station with a future Country Music Hall of Famer – that’s where I believe Tracy Lawrence will end up years from now. We were all over the SE last week and I want to thank everyone for being so welcoming to us as the Tracy Bus cruised into town.Here are some pics from our week out:
Here’s Cadillac and Dallas from the Kicks Atlanta morning team with Tracy in the middle…
From left to right, it’s US-101’s MD Dex & afternoon traffic reporter Melissa, Tracy, & PD Jay Cruse
Finally, it’s a glamour shot of Tracy’s bulldog Tank – I developed a man crush on him on the road – don’t tell Blue
WFSY/Panama City had an interesting event happen recently. The station changed it's positioning statement from "Today's Best Hits" to "Today's Best Music." The balloon manufacturers message came back just a bit different than what the station expected.
ABC (Citadel Radio Networks) Nationally Syndicated Country Show morning host Charlie Derek poses with Mike McVay during a recent radio reunion in Tulsa. McVay and Derek worked together in both Tulsa and Panama City, Florida. Charlie's now based in Dallas for the network.
At the recent R.I. Radio Hall of Fame induction, McVay Media's star struck Holland Cooke met living legend Don Pardo, one of eight 2009 honorees. Pardo began his announcing career in 1938 at WJAR/Providence. Two years later, he began a "60 year and 6 month" stint at NBC/New York. Before his retirement 4 years ago, Pardo held one of only two of NBC's "lifetime contracts" (Bob Hope had the other). Since then, 91-year-old Pardo has commuted to New York 20 times a year to deliver his signature intro for "SATURDAY NIGHT LIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!"
Mike McVay made a recent visit to Las Vegas where he met with Donny & Marie Osmond following their show at The Flamingo. (Left to Right) Donny Osmond and Mike McVay. We captioned this picture so that you wouldn't be confused as to who is who.
Mike McVay with the always beautiful Marie Osmond. She gave Mike several tips on dancing, given her recent experiences on the hit TV show "Dancing with the Stars." The most important thing that Marie said to Mike was "Don't dance."
Mike McVay backstage at the Flamingo following a recent Donny & Marie Osmond performance, showing them his famous "Monkey Mike Face." Those readers who've never met Mike are probably unaware that he can mimic an entire zoo of animals. The giraffe is one of his best imitations, but he does a good job of making a Monkey face ... as seen here.
Donny Osmond, Mike and Marie Osmond ... three people in their 50's ... of which ONLY ONE looks over 50! Hey Mike .... You need to move to Utah. The fountain of youth must be hidden there.
Mike McVay with Donny and Marie Osmond. THIS ONE is the REAL shot for the trade publications.
Mike McVay is founder and President of McVay Media, a full-service consultancy, serving Adult Contemporary, Country, CHR, Oldies, Rock, Sports, and News/Talk radio stations. McVay’s 35 years of broadcast experience include stints as an Owner, General Manager, Program Director, and Air Personality.