Bill Michaels

Bill Michaels is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and a resident of Wisconsin since March, 1999.

Each weekday from 10am-2pm Bill talks with them all, sports correspondents from Milwaukee to Green Bay to Madison, from New York to L.A. and everywhere in between; all of the newsmakers in the world of sports from Brett Favre to Robin Yount, JJ Watt, James Lofton, Chris Collinsworth, Joe Buck, Al Michaels, Kyle Schwarber, Ryan Braun, Aaron Rodgers and all of the names that make the games so special.

Bill has been recognized, for 3 straight years, as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Sports Talk Shot Hosts in the country per Talkers Magazine (The radio industry’s magazine of choice).

Bill is also the voice of volunteerism as well as the emcee of choice for just about anything from the Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence to inspirational, informational and college commencement speeches. He is an avid golfer, boater and admitted sports junkie. He’s the guy who will teach your wife and kids Sports 101 and tell it like it is to the avid sports fan.

As a kid, Bill grew up watching the “Big Red Machine” of the Cincinnati Reds. He still remembers running out on to his front porch ringing a cow bell when the Reds beat the Red Sox in the 1975 World series. Bill’s very first sports talk show, it was his thrill to have Pete Rose, Johnny Bench and Sparky Anderson as his guests.

Another memorable moment in Bill’s life, while he was an intern at WCPO Channel 9, he had the intimidating experience of covering Bob Huggins and Bobby Knight’s pressers after the Hoosiers knocked off the Cincinnati Bearcats.

One other incredible broadcasting experience came when Bill had the chance to fulfill his lifelong dream of calling Major League Baseball game. Bill’s idols growing up were Al Michaels, Marty Breneman and Joe Nuxhall (All Reds Broadcaster). While Bob Uecker was being inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, Bill filled Ueck’s seat in the broadcast booth as the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Colorado Rockies in Denver. Bill teamed up with Wayne Larrivee for the series. Since then (2003), Bill has honed his play by play skills, calling numerous games, over the last 8 Brewers seasons.

Some day, Bill would like to return to the play-by-play booth.

Ohio State University – Mass Communications / Broadcast Journalism

Brookfield, WI

Birth Date:
December 4th

Work History:
March 1999 – April 2011
Bill was with WTMJ in Milwaukee as the Sports Director and Talk Show Host including the Packers Radio Network.
* During Bill’s tenure at WTMJ, Bill won numerous awards including BEST OVERALL SHOW.
* Bill hosted numerous programs at WTMJ including, Brewers Lead-off, Brewers Extra Innings, Badger Saturday, The Sports Central Huddle, Bucks Tip Off among others.

In the last 10 years alone, Bill has made over 400 appearances as a guest on:
* ESPN (Outside The Lines & Sports Center)
* ESPN2 (First Take & NFL Live)
* ESPNNews
* Spectrum Sports Roundtable with Dennis Krause
* Today’s TMJ4 with Susan Kim and Vince Vitrano
for the ”Monday Morning Quarterback”
* ESPN Radio
* FOX Sports Radio
* NFL Radio Network
* MLB Radio
* The Doug Gotlieb Show
* The Tiki & Tierny Show
* As well as numerous regional television and radio broadcasts

Prior to arriving at WTMJ, Bill was working for Clear Channel Broadcasting at WLW in Cincinnati. In addition to his duties at WLW, Bill was on the Clear Channel ”sister stations” WEBN (Rock), WCKY (Sports Talk), WSAI (Sports Talk) and WVMX (Mix Music Adult Contemporary) Bill’s radio history isn’t all in Cincinnati; Bill worked in Columbus, Ohio at WBZX “The Blitz” (Rock) in the early 90′s and Bill actually got his start at WRCR in Rushville, IN in 1992.

In addition to his sports background, Bill has built many relationships in the marketing world as well. Bill has been the spokesperson for numerous companies:
* Budweiser & Bud Light
* Schneider Trucking
* Kwik Trip
* Cousins Subs
* NuMale Medical Center
* Shelter From The Storm

Charity Work:
Since the day Bill arrived in Wisconsin, Bill affiliated himself with charities that have touched his life in some way. Hopefully you’ll find it within yourself to help with these great groups and people as well.
* Fisher House Wisconsin
* The Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds
* St. Ben’s Community Meal

    Giannis Antetokounmpo against the Chicago Bulls
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    November 14, 2019 - 10:59 pm

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    Bledsoe rejects Chris Paul
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    November 10, 2019 - 9:12 pm

    Oklahoma City - It wasn't pretty at the end, but the Milwaukee Bucks would hold on to win in OKC, 121-119. The Bucks led 114-106 with 1:04 to go only to watch that lead vanish in 31 seconds of...

    GIannis rejects Donovan Mitchell
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    November 08, 2019 - 11:28 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Mlwaukee Bucks were abysmal in the first half. Giannis Antetokounmpo was sublime in the second. In a game they seemingly had no business being in at all, they somehow roared...

    Mason Crosby and Aaron Rodgers
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    November 08, 2019 - 8:26 pm

    Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby joined Bill Michaels on The Lodge Kohler Kickoff!

    - How does he remain consistent year in and year out, despite new teammates and...

    Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks over the Clippers
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    November 07, 2019 - 12:52 am

    The Bucks have now recorded four consecutive wins and have won the second game of their current four-game road trip.

    Milwaukee faced a Los Angeles Clippers team without their two big...

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    November 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS – The only thing stopping the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night  was the ability to get on the court and start the game.

    Minutes before the scheduled tip-off against the Minnesota...

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    Bill Michaels for NuMale Medical
    November 04, 2019 - 2:50 pm

    Guys…it may be  Autumn, but thanks to Nu Male Medical Centers, you don’t need to “Fall Back”…  Just ask Bill!

    Giannis reacts to win over Raptors
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    November 02, 2019 - 10:33 pm

    The Milwaukee Bucks' early season concerns haven't been quieted yet.

    Despite being up by 26 points in the first half, the Bucks had to sweat out a 115-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors on...

    Giannis soars for the slam against Orlando
    © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
    November 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm

    ORLANDO – If you have been wondering where the blowout wins have been for the Milwaukee Bucks, that question has been answered. Apparently, they were at the Amway Center all along and the Bucks...