MIX 101.5 Welcomes Mike Chase

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MIX 101.5 Welcomes Mike Chase

Mike Chase & Barry Fox
WRAL-FM’s Barry Fox (right) introduces new Morning Show Co-Host Mike Chase to the CBC radio staffers at a welcome breakfast on Monday, August 12, 2013.
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On Monday, August 12, 2013, MIX 101.5 began a new era on morning radio with new co-host Mike Chase. Coming to the Triangle from Portland, Oregon, Chase joins Lynda Loveland on the MIX Morning Show. His co-workers at CBC radio welcomed him with a get-to-know-you breakfast after his first morning on the air.

Chase joined staffers from MIX and CBC’s sports radio stations, 99.9 The Fan and 620 The Buzz, for bagels and coffee and a chance to get better acquainted.

“Mike auditioned for us in early June, and right away we knew he was our guy,” said WRAL-FM Program Director Barry Fox.  “He’s always on.  He does a great job.”

After saying a few words about Chase to the crowd, Fox gave him the floor.

“Everyone here has been so warm and nice,” Chase said of his new colleagues.  “I think it’s the culture of this company, a distinct culture.”

MIX Morning Radio Mike Chase
Mike Chase joins co-host Lynda Lovaland and morning show producer Wayne Michaels on the MIX Morning Show for ths first time.

With what is sure to be known in the Triangle as his trademark good humor, Chase made a few self-deprecating remarks as he shared of his background with the crowd. 

Chase spent the past 13 years on morning radio in Portland.  He’s worked at a few other stations and done some acting as well.  He studied psychology in college and says he loves the one-on-one connection that radio offers.  He talked about his upbringing both with the crowd and during his first morning on-air.  He said he was on his own a lot growing up, “so I’m really big on connections.”

Mike Chase & Deana Byrd
Mike Chase chats with his new co-worker Deana Byrd at his welcome breakfast.

“It’s been tough to move,” he said.  “There’s been a lot of change.”

But he emphasized that he’s looking forward to this new opportunity in the Triangle.  His wife and their two children, ages 3 and 6, will be coming to the Triangle to join him in a couple of weeks.

Tune in to MIX in the mornings to hear the latest team in town, Mike & Lynda. Listen on the radio or tune in online or via your smartphone with the free MIX app.

Thanks to WRAL-FM for the photos of Mike Chase in the studio.


MIX 101.5 Welcomes Mike Chase

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