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Mike McKay

By his own account, Mike McKay has lived a charmed life. This year, he and his wife, Nancy, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Erin, graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she studied zoology and now cares for the animals she loves – great apes – at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Mike has been fortunate to spend his adult life doing what he always wanted to do – entertaining listeners on the radio.

He was born and grew up in Brooklyn, N. Y. After graduating from college with a B. A. in English Literature from Saint Anselm College he began working, somewhat inexplicably, in the financial sector in lower Manhattan. But it wasn’t long before he began pursuing a dream born years before while listening to the Beatles on New York’s WABC radio. Soon he was offered a position in sales at an AM station in tiny Lehighton, PA. Within a month he was doing the morning show. Five years later, he landed an on air gig at the most listened to station in the nation which just happened to be that very station he tuned in while in high school – WABC 770 which was heard in more than 30 states.

By the early eighties however, music on radio was making it’s inexorable transition to FM. Although that meant leaving the station he grew up with, it brought other remarkable opportunities. Mike went on to a pioneering position in satellite radio hosting Nighttime America on the RKO Radio Network which was heard on hundreds of radio stations in all fifty states. Later he was able to live and work in other parts of the country, including Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and Detroit. In ’97, the family moved to the great southwest which led to the ultimate opportunity when an entrepreneurial listener, Ned Bennett, approached Mike with a plan to form a new radio company. And Bravo Mic Communications was born.

Today, and every day, Mike looks forward to getting up early and joining his on air partner and great friend for the last 14 years, KC Counts, for “Your Morning Show with Mike and KC” which has been the most popular radio show in southern New Mexico for several years running. Email mikemckay@101gold.com

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-9-14

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by

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The La Vina WineFest is coming soon!  Win your pair of tickets today with the 101 # 1  Song of the Day Replay.

 

 

 

The 101 number one song of the day comes from the group that has been called “the largest selling quartet in the history of recorded music.”  If you think you know exactly who this fabulous foursome is – you’re probably wrong.

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Song of The Day

101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-8-14

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a group lead by a singer known as one of the leading clowns of rock and roll and get this – he once played for the Red Sox.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-7-14

Monday, April 7th, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day had a rough road to the top – nobody in the group wanted to record it except its writer and he had no idea what it meant.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-4-14

Friday, April 4th, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day established five remarkable records that have never been broken and it is highly unlikely that they ever will be.

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-3-14

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by

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The 101 Number One Song of the Day: marked a return to the roots of the kind of rock and roll for a group whose last several songs were considered “socially
relevant.”  It was 1971 but the sound was pure 1965. 

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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-2-14

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by

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The 101 # 1 Song of the Day tied the group responsible for the song with the Supremes for coming up with 5 consecutive number one songs in a row. 
But unlike those three ladies, this trio was responsible for every aspect of the production from beginning to end. 

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101 # 1 song of the day – 4-1-14

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by

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The 101 number one song of the day was produced on a shoe-string budget but went on to earn a lot of money for its writer but not for many years after it was a hit.

 

It was produced by Phil Margo, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress and Jay Siegal, better known as the Tokens who were famous for the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” who although signed to a production deal for Capitol Records, had exhausted their budget for any new recordings.   So they paid for it out of their own pocket and played all the instruments in the session.  Years later a famous musician wrote and recorded a song which was determined to have plagiarized today’s featured record and a substantial sum of money was awarded to the estate of the late Ronnie Mack who had written the song.  That was George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord which brings us to the song that was number one on April 1, 1963 – It was the Chiffons and “He’s So Fine”


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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-31-14

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by

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The 101 Number One Song of the Day was supposed to be a sad song but it didn’t turn out that way at all.  The writer, who was born in Roswell, just couldn’t help himself. 

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Metal Depot

101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-28-14

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by

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Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay to win $30 worth of pizza from NY Pizza Slicehouse at 2001 E. Lohman in the Arroyo Plaza – by the slice or a great big pie to feed the whole family!

 

When the 101 number one song of the day was released people wondered could this group possibly do what no one else ever had?  The answer was a resounding yes!

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Double Your Dollars

101 # 1 Song of the Day – 3-27-14

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by

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Listen for the 101 # 1 Song of the Day Replay to win $30 worth of pizza from NY Pizza Slicehouse at 2001 E. Lohman in the Arroyo Plaza – by the slice or a great big pie to feed the whole family!

The 101 # 1 Song of the Day was written as a response to a response to a song done by the Rolling Stones but had trouble getting on the radio because programmers thought the female singer was too punk.  That didn’t sit all well with her. 

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