Gary Michaels is a valley fixture for morning radio…now the longest running morning show in the central valley. For more than 18 years, Gary has been waking up central valley families with great light rock, fun contests and interesting guests and interviews.
Gary Michaels has been a broadcast veteran for more than 30 years getting up at 3:30am each weekday in markets like Phoenix, Des Moines, New Orleans, Dayton, Minneapolis and now his home in Modesto. Gary is married to his lovely wife Teri. They have two children. Active in his church and community organizations over the years…he is very civic minded and wants a quality of life for his community.
Such longevity is rare in this business, but the audience and Gary’s show connect to bring a fun, upbeat and family-friendly listening experience to the listeners every weekday from 5:30-10am.
HOT DIGGITY DOG
The most popular pooch in the U.S.A. is the Labrador Retriever -- for the 22nd consecutive year. That's the word from the American Kennel Club in its annual ranking, which is based on the year's registration of some 175 different breeds. And while the German Shepherd Dog is still in the number two spot, the Golden Retriever moved up a spot and shoved aside the Beagle for the number three rung. Larger breeds, it would appear, dominate over the pint-sized pooch. But the beloved Lab remains the champ, thanks to its well-earned reputation for playfulness and loyalty and its use as a police and search-and-rescue dog.
The top 10 dog breeds in America:
Most notable dog trends of the year:
Mastiff-type breeds have risen in rank, with the Mastiff going from 34 to 26 and the Bullmastiff from 47 to 39 over the past decade. In addition, the Cane Corso (67 to 60), Neapolitan Mastiff (116 to 112) and Dogue de Bordeaux (69 to 67) all made gains since the year they became recognized.
"Bully" breeds have pawed their way into people's hearts over the past decade with the Bull Terrier (79 to 51), Staffordshire Bull Terrier (91 to 76) and Miniature Bull Terrier (132 to 126) all making strong gains.
Dog owners are showing their love for sporting breeds over this past year as the Spinone Italiano (123 to 114), Boykin Spaniel (138 to 116) and Welsh Springer Spaniel (130 to 125) have all made their way up the list.
Small dogs that are on the rise this year are the Havanese (31 to 28) and Affenpinscher (139 to 138), while the Chihuahua (14 to 18), Pomeranian (17 to 19) and Pug (26 to 30) seem to have fallen out of favor.