Mike Gallagher's road to being the 6th 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, Talkers Magazine reports that he's
the sixth most listened-to talk radio host in America with
over 3.75 million weekly listeners in top ten markets like
Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Houston, and
Philadelphia as well as cities all over the country, and is
the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in America
(The Benchmark Company). Mike has been featured in numerous
magazines and newspapers including the New York Times, the
Wall Street Journal, Time, and Forbes.
Besides his talk radio duties, Mike is equally comfortable
in front of television cameras, too. He's a Fox News
Channel Contributor making frequent appearances on all of
the Fox News Channel programs as well as occasionally guest
hosting one of the talk shows on the cable news giant. In
addition to his busy broadcasting career, he's also a
pundit for the popular news and opinion website,
Newsmax.com. And he's added "author" to his resume as he
recently wrote his first book, which became a New York
Times Bestseller, "Surrounded by Idiots -- Fighting Liberal
Lunacy in America", published by William Morrow, an imprint
of Harper Collins.
In addition to being wildly popular with listeners, Mike is
enormously respected by his peers in the radio industry.
Recently, he was named to Talkers Magazine "Heavy Hundred
List", the 100 most influential and compelling talk hosts
in America. This is the 11th consecutive year that he has
been featured on this prestigious list. Mike's syndicator,
Salem Radio Network, is based in Irving, Texas (near
Dallas) and his show's offices and studios are in Irving as
well as the world-famous Empire State Building in New York
Mike's proudest achievement is his family. Mike and his
wife Denise live in New York City and the Dallas area.
Their four boys, Bryan, Trevor, Matthew and Micah
have "sprung the nest" and are living all over the country
either going to college or working. However, beloved dogs
Thumper and Buster are still home and require constant care
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Books:Surrounded by Idiots, June 2005