Mike’s passion for the oldies was crystallized when he appeared for four years on an American Bandstand-style 50’s Dance Party in the Bay Area in the late 1980’s. Acknowledged by host James Gabbert as “our resident trivia expert”, Mike met dancers Dick Vivian, Sid Vaquera and Bill Tinsley who shared their prowess in the dances of the 50’s and 60’s and their knowledge of the artists, times and songs from that era, planting the seed for the idea of the Ultimate Oldies Show.
The Ultimate Oldies Show, which airs Friday evenings at 6 pm, is a syndicated, weekly, thematic two-hour ride with the music, artists, producers, musicians and cultural touchstones of the late 1940’s through the early 1970’s. Embellished with researched anecdotes, artist profiles and fascinating trivia about the songs, the show insures that the music of this dying radio format continues to live and breathe in the new millennium.
In addition to hosting The Ultimate Oldies Show, Mike performs with Triage, a local improvisational comedy troupe, teaches improv to teens through BEAT, is involved with several non-profit and volunteer-based organizations in Bend, is a freelance writer and is a sportscaster for COTV.
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