Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mike and Moe -- Two Days Only!

The talk radio Mike Ball is back with his old co-host buddy Maureen Egan (Moe to fans) tomorrow and Friday only. [The regular fans of Mike and Moe in the Morning who check in here will surely hope this leads to more of the team, maybe a full-time show again.]

Catch them April 26th and 27th from 10 a.m. to noon. If you're near Nashua, New Hampshire, tune to 1590 AM, WSMN. You can listen over the web too, from anywhere. Navigate to, and then click Listen Live! at the top of the home page.

The word from Mike is:
For those who missed Mike and Moe in the Morning, here's your chance to hear us again (for a limited time only) while we fill in for Jennifer Horn. We would love to talk to you tomorrow or Friday so please make plans to join us -we'll be featuring "Open Lines" so any subject you want is up for discussion.
His promo for the previous morning show was:

Mike got an early start in broadcasting when, at the tender age of 9, he impersonated sportscaster Howard Cosell in an interview with a house full of kids. Sadly, the rest of Mike’s career has been a slow but steady decline from this pinnacle of broadcasting excellence. Even more troubling, tapes still exist of this interview. Born and raised in Orlando, Mike spent childhood summer vacations perfecting his accent with his cousins in Thomasville, Georgia. Mike graduated from William R. Boone High School in Orlando in 1984 and enrolled at the University of Florida to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After a couple of semesters, Mike and his high school sweetheart, Janine (A.K.A. She Who Must Be Obeyed), were married. First daughter Ashley was born in December of 1987. The arrival of the little bundle of joy caused Mike to switch majors to his other passion, History, in an effort to get on with his career and actually make some cash. After graduation in 1991, Mike got back into the family construction business, working first as a laborer and then as a project manager for his dad’s company. Mike stayed in the construction industry, accepting a project manager’s job in 1994 in Columbus, Ohio. The Ball family (now with new members Stephen, born in 1990, and Allyson, born in 1992) moved to New Hampshire in 1998 due to Janine’s career relocation for a major retailer. Mike continued in the construction industry for another year before hearing the siren call of broadcasting once again (O.K., in reality, Mike was listening to the Dan Pierce Show while on a construction site when he heard an ad for a board operator position - so maybe “siren call” is a bit over the top). Mike started out as the overnight board op on what was then “New Hampshire’s Action News Network”. In a classic case of being in the right place at the right time, Mike was promoted to weekend news producer and sportscaster when the previous producer left to join the U.S. Army. Shortly thereafter, Mike was promoted to producer of The Woody Woodland Show when the morning show producer retired after 20 years on the job. Mike was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be the “fill in” host whenever Woody was away and this led to the creation of The Big Show with Mike Ball which airs Saturdays from 6 – 9 AM. A major reshuffling of the morning news lineup gave Mike another opportunity. This time as Sports Director and co-producer of New Hampshire’s 1st News with Marga Lynn and Dan Pierce. Mike gained valuable experience working with these 2 news veterans and upon the next reshuffling, Mike took over as co-host of the morning drive program with Maureen “Moe” Egan on November 5, 2001. Mike and Moe then transformed New Hampshire’s 1st News into “Mike and Moe In The Morning”.

And now....The Big Show with Mike Ball will become the all new Weekday Morning Show as well!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Live at a Station Near You (Maybe)

Mike Ball fans -- and which of you reading this isn't a fan or a Mike Ball? -- get several shots this week to hear the broadcaster again.

He's filling in all this week from 10 to noon on the On the Air With Jennifer Horn show. That's out of Nashua, New Hampshire, at 1590 AM.

If you are out of area, you can listen live from At the top of the site, click (cleverly enough) Listen Live! to hear the stream.

This is talk radio and he is famous for his call-in segments. You can join in during the show by using the station's number, 603-883-9900.

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