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.
TOP 10 TELEWORDS OF 2013
Twerk, which means sexual gyration, is number one on the list of top 10 telewords for 2013. Telewords are words and phrases that are generated from the four screens of contemporary communications: television, computer, tablet and smart phone, according to Global Language Monitor. How many hours a day do you watch television? Find out how your TV viewing habits compare to the average American. The top 10 telewords of 2013 and the source that made them so popular:
1. Twerk (Source: Video Music Awards)
Miley Cyrus's sexually-suggestive gyrations have many precedents in American popular music from jazz to the jitterbug, Elvis's swiveling hips to hip hop -- and now twerking.
2. Tread lightly (Source: "Breaking Bad")
Walter White's admonition to Walt had much the same effect as his earlier plans, as the world continues to swallow all around him.
3. Facial profiling (Source: "Duck Dynasty")
Their beards may be unkempt, but no more so then the rest of their lives, business and personal affairs.
4. Posh soap (Source: "Downton Abbey")
Though heartbreak is always around the corner, the Crawleys marshal forth.
5. Valar morghulis (Source: "Game of Thrones")
This translates to 'All men must die" in the Dothraki language. What else could it possibly mean?
6. Jersey Shore (Source: The news/Internet)
First water, then fire, what next? Stay tuned for the unfolding saga of Seaside Heights since Superstorm Sandy,
7. Honey Boo Boo (Source: "Honey Boo Boo")
It's outrageous -- and quite possibly exploitation -- but Honey Boo Boo has made an impression worldwide. Exhibit A: "Honey Boo Boo" has a million references in Chinese search engines.
8. Royal baby (Source: The news)
The on-going Kate and Wills (and now Georgie) reality show.
9. Space jump (Source: The Internet/news)
The monumental stunt organized by Red Bull in which Felix Baumgartner leaped into space.
10. @pontifex (Source: The Internet)
The official Twitter handle of one Pope Francis of Vatican City.
Top telewords of previous years: