Guest, Mike Malloy

Guest Name: 
Mike Malloy
Mike Malloy
Guest Occupation: 
National Talk-Show Host, Newspaper Columnist and Editor, Writer, Rock Concert Producer, Actor
Guest Biography: 

Mike Malloy came to talk radio by serendipity. Writing for CNN in 1987, a friend at an Atlanta radio station told him there was an opening for a weekend talk show host, if working for no pay was acceptable. Malloy gave it a try and decided it was more fun than getting a paycheck. He was hooked. Even better, within a few months he was being paid enough to cover basic necessities like rent, food and beer. But that was a long time ago.

Mike's radio experience includes two 50,000 watt blow-torches: WSB-AM in Atlanta and WLS-AM in Chicago, and he was one of the original hosts on Air America Radio; a two-year-long association that ended in a massive train wreck. Mike's nationally-syndicated program can now be heard weeknights from 9PM - midnight ET on affiliates from coast-to-coast, border to border, across the fruited plain; and on XM Satellite and Sirius Satellite Radio as well as on live Internet streaming.

In addition to writing and producing for CNN (1984-87) and CNN-International (2000), his professional experience includes newspaper columnist and editor, writer, rock concert producer and actor. He is the only radio talk show host in America to have received the A.I.R (Achievement in Radio) Award in both Chicago and New York City, the number three and number one radio markets in the country.

It is not difficult to pigeon-hole Malloy politically. Generally speaking, he is a traditional Liberal Democrat doing his part to return the Democratic Party to its Liberal roots.

He is married to Kathy Bay (who also produces the radio show) with whom he has a daughter born in July, 2004. He has an additional five children, all grown, and five grandchildren.