“Morning personality Barry Michaels is like those referred to in Major League baseball as 'Professional Hitters'. He is a solid pro, delivering every time he turns on the microphone. His delivery is a warm, funny, and focused. Barry is informative, observational, conversational, curious, and an excellent storyteller. He knows how to hook a listener and has impeccable timing. Because of his high radio IQ, my job as his personal talent coach has been enjoyable. Michaels takes direction well and enhances on whatever advice is given. For example, I suggested he pre-promote his benchmarks more during his show, he had a short drop voiced and began playing it in front of each stopset. Too many pros like Barry are disappearing from our business; I would highly recommend him as a morning air talent."
“One word to describe Barry Michaels, 'Professional'. In radio it take someone who is willing to marry their audience, work professionally with the staff, be an entertainer and understand and possess a certain 'it' quality. Barry Michaels is all of that and so much more. I was overseeing a station in Clarksdale Ms., which carried the ABC HOT AC format, where Barry MIchaels was the morning host. It was one of the most professional syndicated shows I have ever heard from a 24 hour format. He put on a major market morning show for a city of 20,000 people. When I finally was able to work one on one with Barry, I found Barry to be a student of the business, one of the quickest wits in the business, a completely reliable professional and stablizing force within the building. After leaving Barnstable Broadcasting, I kept in touch with Barry. To this day, if I had a station that would be a good fit for us and him, I would hire him, no questions asked. I am glad I met, worked with and kept in touch with Barry. You will too.”
In the two plus years Barry Michaels performed as morning show host for WFOG, he was a model employee, enthusiastic personality and a constant creative contributor to the station's overall marketing plan. His relationship with our listeners has been second to none and he gives a clinic each time he goes on appearance as to how to 'mingle' with those listeners.
If we did have the opportunity to move him somewhere else in this cluster, we would have. If I ever get the chance to hire him again, I will, so sign him to a long-term deal and pay him very well. He's one of the very best and I'll miss him terribly. Please call should you have any questions.
In the past two years, I have had the pleasure of working with Barry Michaels. One of the best qualities about Barry is his incredible attitude toward radio and life in general. You can't help but smile every time you see him in the hall or listen to him on the radio. He has been 92-9 WFOG's best 'cheerleader'.
He has demonstrated a great work ethic, remains a positive and passionate radio broadcaster and has become an important member of the community.
Barry is one of the best morning personalities I have ever worked with and connects with his listeners like family. His remote broadcasts draw a ton of listeners and his live breaks are always entertaining.
In conclusion, If you're looking for a great talent who is funny, topical, local and relevant to your audience and radio station, Barry Michaels is your man.
He has been a superb employee for 92-9 WFOG and will be one for you as well.
When I first began to tell people that I'd been given the opportunity to work with Barry Michaels on 92.9 WFOG, all I saw were smiles and I heard things like "Barry is like a barrel full of monkeys, you'll never have a dull day", and "Oh, you're so lucky, he's just the greatest there is". Well, after a year and a half working with him I now know that he truly in the most gifted, creative, absolutely hilarious, yet professional guy I've ever worked with.
Specifically, Barry can turn any old average phone call into a true gem that has we, the listeners, and even the boss laughing. Not only is he a team player in the studio and on the air, but he also gives his free time to further the cause of the radio station and lends his personal touch to various worthy charities and events. He's extremely well-loved by our listeners and always brings smiles to their faces. He has a deep love for his work and it shows.
Barry is more than just radio. He truly loves his family and has so many eclectic interests; all that allows him to bring the very best to the air each morning. He's real, he's witty, he just 'sparkles' and I'd recommend him, without reservation to anyone who wants a solid, down-to-earth, yet vibrant employee on their team!
"I have never met someone in this business with the draw Barry has. His appearances are swamped with listeners, and he takes time for every one. Ladies in particular melt into puddles when they meet or talk to him. Wish we had an army of Barries on staff!”
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