He’s our newest addition to the 95.1 KBBY airstaff, meet Bill Michaels. Bill is a true Southern Californian having grown up in “America’s Finest City” San Diego, where he went to SDSU to study Broadcast/Management and got the radio bug. You could find him most weekend overnights hanging out at his local Top 40 radio station, when he wasn’t going to school or working at a small grocery store in his hometown of El Cajon.
A stop in San Bernardino and then off to the big time in Los Angeles, where he spent 12 years at the Westwood One Radio Networks 24/7 Format Division programming three of the company’s formats. Bill then went on to KBIG 104.3 in Los Angeles, where he did afternoons. After two years, he made the move to San Francisco where he was the PM Drive personality on K-101. When it was time to come home, Bill was hired as the Program Director and mid-day host on KRUZ 103.3 in Santa Barbara.
He has done it all: a stint at an Internet online/terrestrial Comedy radio start-up, a traffic reporter and newsman in San Diego, jocked Classic Rock, Soft Adult Contemporary, Country, Oldies, 70’s Hits, and his favorite format, Hot A/C, just like the new 95.1 KBBY. Bill describes his time with the new 95.1 KBBY saying, “I feel like I’m home here.”
Bill is a long-time Ventura County resident, having settled with his family in the Oak Park area. This is where he met his wife and they raised their three kids. He and his family are now making their latest move to the Ventura/Oxnard area. “We’re so close to the ocean here, I can eat my lunch on the sand or head over to Harbor Village and watch the boats come in. It’s awesome” said Bill. “I love this station and I absolutely love the music we’re playing”. Listen afternoons from 3:00PM to 7:00PM for a better mix of music, and “Right Now Traffic” for the drive home with Bill Michaels. “We’re going to have some fun!”