Happy “Morning Show Hosts Day“! It’s celebrated on September 27 each year, and probably doesn’t mean as much to you as it does to us – or maybe it DOES!
Today is dedicated to getting to know the personalities behind your favorite morning show. Let’s assume it’s The Mike and Carla Morning Show, since you’re reading this. Honestly, we think you know us pretty well. Partly because we’ve shared a lot with you over the years. Maybe too much?
If you’ve been listening to morning radio in Las Vegas for any length of time, you know Mike O’Brian. He’s has been THE VOICE of morning radio for 36 years. Mike O’Brian has been a constant in your mornings. Ever since he and the Breakfast Flakes took Las Vegas by storm at KLUC. (Remember those birthday whippings??)
M&C celebrating National Morning Show Hosts Day today!
When Mike left KLUC, 97.1 The Point picked him up, and that’s where he and Carla Rea started doing morning radio together. They’ve actually known each other much longer. From Carla doing comedy and having friends in common.
Carla Rea has been entertaining audiences at comedy clubs in Las Vegas, and throughout the country (and Canada) for over 30 years. Carla started in Reno, where she also did radio, in the form of voicework for advertisers. In the mid 80’s she moved to San Francisco. She honed her comedy skills and wound up in Las Vegas in 1989. She started in talk radio in 1997 at Hot Talk 105.1, in Las Vegas. It then that she joined Mike O’Brian at 97.1 The Point in 2000.
In 2012 Mike O’Brian and Carla joined forces again on the radio airwaves at 96.3 KKLZ and the rest, as they say- is history!
Here’s hoping we can continue waking you up for years to come! If not, you’ll find Mike O’Brian watering down the lawn at Las Vegas Ballpark. As for Carla Rea, she’ll be tearing your tickets at the local movie theater.
Thank you for listening to us all these years. We’ve had a lot of fun because of YOU!