Assistant Music Director and On-Air Host
Mike spends most of his days here at WXPN listening to new music, some of which you ultimately hear on WXPN. In addition to hosting the New Music Show on Tuesday nights at 8pm, you'll hear Mike filling in for other hosts, as needed.
Born & Raised
Garden City, NY
First Record Purchased
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
First Cassette Owned
Cocktail Soundtrack (1988 Tom Cruise movie)
Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Sublime, Bob Marley, and Billy Joel
Favorite Local Bands
Musician Mike Was Most Excited to Meet
Tim Reynolds, founding member of the band TR3
My parents, Larry David, David Simon, Joe Torre, and Dave Matthews
How Mike Got Into Radio
I walked into an introductory meeting at my college radio station. They gave me an on-air shift, and I never looked back.
The manager at a pizza place I worked at in college. The guy would followed his employees around, more or less re-doing whatever they just did. If I swept the floor, the boss would follow me with another broom. Perhaps the most condescending person I've ever met.
A Few More Things You Don't Know About Mike:
Graduate of Towson University, in Towson, MD, and before landing at WXPN, I was the Program Director at WTMD, another Triple A station, in Baltimore.