Jake Michaels

Jake Michaels

Hello there, I’m Jake Michaels and thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile page to learn a little about me.  So what do you want to know?  Haha!

Seriously though, a little about me.  I was born and raised right here in Williamsport, PA.  I grew up in what was commonly known as the East End.  I play at Young Woods Park growing up and loved every minute of my time playing in that park with my neighborhood friends.  I attended Jefferson Elementary School, Curtain Middle School and graduated from the Williamsport Area High School in 1987.  

I’ve been involved in music in one way shape or form for nearly as long as I can remember.  I was a choir geek from elementary school through high school.  When I was around 12, I started learning to play guitar.  It was at that age that I really learned who “The Beatles” were, and well, I wanted to be Paul McCartney.  I played in a few bands in my high school days, never getting anywhere other than the garage and a few talent shows in school.  In 1989, I joined the local band “Toyz” as the bass guitar player and played around the region for years with that band.

It was in 1993 that I started my career in radio.  Yes, that long ago!  I was hired by Ted Minier, the program director of Rock 99.3 WZXR at the time.  I had no radio experience at all, but a love of music and rock and roll.  I started working overnight, from midnight to 6am.  I did that shift for a while before moving up to the 7pm to midnight slot.  I never left the Williamsport area but moved over to WHOT for a short stint before becoming the morning show host on Oldiez 93 WBZD.

Oldiez 93 has now become Classic Hits 93.3 WBZD and I couldn’t be happier.  I’m playing the music that I grew up on, sharing the memories of my youth in the Williamsport area and having a blast.  I live and love music and it’s part of my life every single day, and not just because I play it on the radio.  I’m lucky enough to say that I love my job and enjoy waking up each day to come to work.  

I want to thank you for listening to Classic Hits 93.3 WBZD and allowing myself and this radio station to be a part of your day.