Lee Michaels - 2015
At the young age of 12 Lee Michaels was a big fan of radio. By the time Lee was 15 he had his own radio station broadcasting live from his bedroom. Shortly after that he got his first shot at real radio in his hometown of Norfolk, VA. While still in high school Lee worked at local station holding down the overnight show.
Eight years later Lee got a call from St. Louis, where he accepted a job at KATZ-AM. The station was a dominant voice in the local Black community and Michaels became the afternoon drive jock. Within 6 months he was pulling top ratings and had become one of the most popular jocks in town.
Lee Michaels worked in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, Charlotte, and Washington, DC. He launched an Internet talk network in June 2008 USTalkNetwork.com and offered syndicated shows to radio stations. In 2011 Lee Michaels was named the #1 Urban Radio Program Director of all time.