Mike Gallagher's road to becoming one of America's fastest-growing nationally syndicated radio talk show hosts began in 1978 as a 17-year-old high school senior in Dayton, Ohio. Taking a tour of his hometown talk radio station, WAVI, Mike saw a memo on the bulletin board stating that the station was in search of a young talk host. Figuring he had to be one of the leading contenders based on his age, he marched into the program director's office and announced that he was the man for the job. That night, he was on the air and within a week he had his first full-time stint in broadcasting. When the management of WAVI discovered they had hired a high school senior, they quickly put a clause in his contract mandating that he never publicly reveal his age. So began a colorful broadcasting career that has culminated in being heard around the country.