Mike pretty much figured music would be his calling. Not so much playing drums in a rock band, but teaching Percussion at the University level. Both his parents were teachers so it seemed like a good fit.
Until a high school speech class spun his head - and his life - in a different direction. It wasn't long before he realized talking for a living beat working for a living. Getting his first job in radio helped him graduate from the University of Houston. Then he made stops in Dallas-Fort Worth, and New York, before starting a family and playing all those Hits and Favorites.
Mike still has his drums and has been known to annoy his neighbors, wife Susan, and daughter Shelly (the youngest of three girls still at home), with the occasional "if it's too loud you're too old" solo.