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.
According to a survey we came across, here's the top ten "ear-ritating" holiday songs that make most people cringe:
National Cookie Day-- There's more going on inside your cookie jar than meets your taste buds. In fact, psychologists have discovered that the way your cookie crumbles reveals the flavor of your personality, says family therapist Jim Franklin.
WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS
It's winter wonderland! In Collaboration with Survey Monkey, Marie Claire polled readers on traditions both naughty and nice.
Biggest holiday faux pas:
You like your decorative lights:
The custom you look forward to most:
What childhood ritual are you nostalgic for?
TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013
(HotChristmasToys2013.com) Looking for the Top Toys for Christmas 2013? Not to worry, many people get overwhelmed by the choices especially when it comes to what are the best Christmas toys, as what was hot last year may not be popular at all this year. We have done the research for you, and list out the most in demand hot selling toys this year so that you can get a jump on your shopping. Many of these top 10 2013 Christmas toys like kids tablet devices will sell out fast, so if you see an idea or if one of these toys is on your child's wish list you better grab them now while you still can, to avoid disappointment.
Teksta is a robotic puppy that will respond to voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds with barks and whimpers. Children can teach Teksta to stop, sit and backflip. The Teksta electronic puppy comes with bone and a ball in pink or blue.
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
The LeapPad Ultra is a learning tablet that encourages children to be more creative with multimedia technology through its front and back cameras-A kid-friendly iPad for kids. A kids tablet is great Xmas gift idea for tech-savvy kids, and you can have your iPad Mini 2 back.
VIP Pets are the "coolest and cutest" pets around. Your child can brush VIP Pets' hair to get them ready for the cameras. Choose from Lady Gigi, Gwen, Juliet, Taylor, Alex or Nyla. Each VIP Pet has its own story, personalities and styles. VIP Pets encourage children to develop their personalities and raise their self-esteem while encouraging them to follow their dreams.
Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag
Doc McStuffin's Bag Set includes a play thermometer, syringe, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, bandage cuff, and a magical light up stethoscope. This toy doctor's kit will keep dolls and plush toys fluffy and fit. Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag, comes directly from the Disney Junior TV series.
Monster High 13 Wishes Dolls
These Gothic dolls are based on the characters in an upcoming Monster High DVD-13 wishes. Each of Goth Barbie dolls comes with pet, diary, brush, doll stand and character specific accessories. Each sold separately, collect them all. Choose from Twyla, Gigi Grant, Howleen Wolf, Lagoona Blue, Frankie Stein, Draculaura or Clawdeen Wolf.
Robo Fish are already one of the fastest selling toys of all time, and expected to be a top selling this Christmas. These robot fish have an intelligent sensor and can imitate's swimming patterns, from diving down to feed to darting along the surface of the water.
The Lion Chi Temple
This is a Lego masterpiece is for ages 8 and above. Cragger, Crawley and Razar are leading their tribes in a race to reach the orb rising high above the temple. The Lion Chi Temple comes with seven mini figures, each armed with weapons.
Sulley Monster Mask
This cute and furry blue monster mask based on Sulley, the hit character from Monster University goes perfectly with the Scare Off Sulley Toy. Now your child can transform into a real Monster with the Monsters University Sulley Mask! You control the facial movements!
Chasin Cheeky is for children aged 3 and older. Toss the rings onto Chasin' Cheeky's tail and be first to grab a banana out of his mouth. The winner gets the chance to "shake your groove thing" by dancing with the cute monkey.
Check out pink Furby Boom Cubes and her Furby Boom friends. Furby Boom Holiday Sweater Edition may be the must-have toy for 2013. Expect amazing interaction with the Furby Boom via phones and tablets like the iPad.