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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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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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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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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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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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The two people responsible for today’s 101 number one song of the day met in a service elevator in a rundown Philadelphia building where they had run to escape a gang fight.

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a group whose main guys grew up together in California and started a band called the Crossfires.  One of
them was little more than a roadie when they started out. 

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Today’s 101 Number One Song of the Day was rooted in homesickness although the man that wrote it only briefly lived near the place which provided the inspiration. 

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by an artist who most people would be surprised that he was associated with Motown.  In fact he had to buy the rights to today’s featured record back from Motown before it became a hit.

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The 101 number one song of the day was written and recorded by someone who seemed destined for superstardom in 1967 until something happened that changed everything.

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Today’s 101 # 1 Song of the Day was initially recorded by Otis Redding but here’s a great version performed live at the White House by Justin Timerlake.

 

 

 

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