Tom Michaels is in his 38th year of broadcasting, working around the world during his career.The Kettering native was sports director of WKEF-TV and WING Radio before beginning his first stint at WHIO radio in 1989 as the morning show co-host with Lou Emm.
I am one of the newest members of the WHIO team, joining Cox Media Group in May 2013. I have started out my career as an anchor, reporter, and producer for WHIO-AM/FM and will also report on traffic for both radio and WHIO-TV.
I was told years ago that you don't get into radio. Radio gets into you. How true that's been. After finishing up my brief stint with the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, I decided to hang around the Dayton area.
I just joined the WHIO team recently. Born and raised in the Midwest, I graduated from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota (where I met my wife), before moving on to my first radio job as a news anchor/producer at News Radio 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
I am so excited to be the News Director for WHIO radio. I was born and raised right here in the Miami Valley. I got my start with WHIO during a career mentorship class I took during my senior year at Tippecanoe High School.