Thursday, April 21, 2011

Radio Vet Dave Michael Passes At 60

Dave Michaels, Program Director for Citadel Media’s Classic Hits format, passed away Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer, according to a posting at
Michaels joined ABC Radio Networks in 2000 as the PD and midday personality for then Oldies Radio.

Under his meticulous guidance and leadership, the format evolved into Classic Hits and continued to grow in popularity. Classic Hits remains one of the most successful of Citadel Media’s eight 24-hour formats.

“Dave Michaels was a consummate broadcaster and wonderful friend to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him,” said John Rosso, President of Citadel Media. “For more than four decades, his vibrant personality shined through as he graced the microphones of local stations across the country and entertained millions of music listeners. His charming wit and presence will be tremendously missed both in our hallways and on the air.”

Michaels’ radio career began as the evening DJ for KMAK in Fresno in 1968.

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