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.
Twenty-two percent of all 2012 model cars and trucks are painted white, followed closely by silver with 20 percent of the market. That's the word from paint maker PPG Industries, which conducts an annual survey to determine which car colors are the most popular around the world. White beat out silver for the second year in a row. Prior to that, silver was on top for a decade -- due in large part to pickup truck buyers. Why? Many businesses prefer white for their pickup trucks, since it makes their logos and on-truck ads stand out more sharply. One-quarter of all pickup trucks sold in the U.S. in 2012 were white, compared with 19 percent of midsized cars. The top car colors worldwide for the 2012 model year:
Color preferences also differ by location. Buyers in North America are more likely to favor red vehicles than people elsewhere, while Europeans prefer black and gray over silver. In Asia, drivers are more likely to choose tan or gold, but shun green. Blue cars, however, manage a consistent 7 percent in each part of the world. 77 percent of respondents said exterior color was a factor in their automotive purchase decision. Owners of large luxury cars, sporty cars and large premium SUVs place the most value on getting the color of their choice. 45 percent of respondents said they would prefer a wider range of color choices. Metal shades such as gold, bronze and copper are increasing in popularity.