Mitch Michaels is an American rock and roll radio disc jockey who has helped define the Chicago radio landscape for more than 45 years. Known for his contributions to many spots on the Windy City radio dial, he is most prominently known for helping start WXRT-FM, and for his work at WKQX-FM, “The Loop” WLUP-FM, WCKG-FM and WERV-FM “The River” in Aurora. Mitch has been on the air since his first radio job at WHFS-FM in Bethesda, MD in 1968. Read More
Doin’ the Cruise: Memories Of A Lifetime in Radio and Rock & Roll
From his youthful beginnings in the suburbs of Cleveland to the top of the radio mountain in Chicago, DOIN’ THE CRUISE: Memories Of A Lifetime in Radio and Rock & Roll is the complete story of Chicago radio disc jockey Mitch Michaels. With rock stories for days, DOIN’ THE CRUISE details Mitch’s experiences like his backseat limo ride with Rod Stewart that just may have changed rock & roll history, to partnering with The Who on a ground breaking live performance, to the infamous Disco Demolition, to today.
Foreigner, Journey, ChicagoFest and more, it’s all there. But DOIN’ THE CRUISE isn’t all radio and rock & roll. A memoir in its truest sense, DOIN’ THE CRUISE also maps out Mitch’s life outside of radio. Mitch gets intimately honest about his family and marriages, the rise and fall of his outside business ventures, and the untimely passing of his son Spencer. DOIN’ THE CRUISE: Memories Of A Lifetime in Radio and Rock & Roll is a complete look at the man behind the mic, what put him there, how he managed to stay there for nearly five decades and all the insanity in between.