Mike Gallagher's road to being the 7th most listened-to radio talk show host in the country (Talkers Magazine) began in 1978 as a 17-year-old high school senior in Dayton, Ohio. Mike talked his way into an on-air shift at WAVI-AM in his Ohio hometown and has been talking on the radio and television ever since. Mike's broadcasting career has taken him from Dayton to WFBC-AM in Greenville, South Carolina (now WORD-AM) where his ratings and revenue success led to his eventual promotion to station manager. He was also host of the popular "Tiger Tailgate Show" on the Clemson Football Radio Network. From there, he became the afternoon drive-time leader in Albany, New York on upstate powerhouse WGY-AM.
From Albany, it was just a short drive south to the nation's number one market, New York City, where Mike enjoyed a two year stint as morning drive host on WABC-AM, the nation's most listened-to talk radio station. In 1998, The Mike Gallagher Show was launched nationally with 12 radio stations. Today, he's heard by over 2.25 million weekly listeners (Talkers Magazine) in top ten markets like Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. as well as cities all over the country, and is the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in America (The Benchmark Company).
Besides his talk radio duties, Mike is equally comfortable in front of television cameras, too. In Greenville, he offered nightly commentary on WSPA-TV and in Albany he was a familiar face with his commentaries on WRGB-TV. Currently, he is a frequent guest on national networks like FOX News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and Court TV, offering his opinion on the type of talk topics that make great fodder for both his radio show and the news and opinion programs on TV. In addition to his busy broadcasting career, he's also a pundit for the popular news and opinion website, Newsmax.com.
Mike is often invited to visit the radio stations that carry his show all over the country, so he spends a great deal of his time on the road, hosting listener parties and meeting with the staffs of his many affiliates.
In addition to being wildly popular with listeners, Mike is enormously respected by his peers in the radio industry. In 2003, he was named to Talkers Magazine "Heavy Hundred List", the 100 most influential and compelling talk hosts in America. This is the 9th consecutive year that he has been featured on this prestigious list.
Mike's favorite pasttime is his family. Mike and his wife Denise live with their 20-year-old twin sons Matt and Micah in Tarrant County, Texas (a suburb of Dallas). Their older sons, Trevor and Bryan, have "sprung the nest" and, like the twins, are also going to college full-time in other parts of the country.
Catch Mike Gallagher weekends on JET Radio 1400, Erie's News Talk Station.