He was among the legendary hosts on New York City’s iconic, R&B formatted radio station 98.7 KISS FM and he is now a favorite on both Sirius XM and New York City’s popular Radio 103.9 FM. I sat down with Mike at the Sirius XM studios in Manhattan and talked to him, candidly, about his illustrious career.
KS: Your initial interest in radio started when you were a student at Boston’s Northeastern University and, while a member of their radio station WRBB, your interest grew even more. Tell our readers how you got started at WRBB and what eventually landed you at “Heart & Soul” on Sirius XM.
MS: Well, I was at Northeastern University in Boston and I remember during my freshman year this girl told me I had a great voice and that I should come up to the school’s radio station, WRBB. My major was Communications but I had no plans on going into radio. Actually, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. However, she told me to come up and record something anyway. I didn’t pay much attention to her suggestion so I didn’t do it but I did go up to a meeting at the radio station. At that meeting, all the WRBB staff were there. Some whom I considered legends because I listened to them as a teenager growing up in Boston, but during the meeting they were all just arguing and debating and I said to myself; “I don’t wan