Tony Michaels

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Name?  Tony Ximénez Michaels

Home? Home will probably always be Winchester VA, but I currently reside in Bluefield VA. 

Favorite TV shows/movies?  TV: Everything Stargate (movies, TV shows, I love 'em all!) The Simpsons, Arrow, The Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey (the wife got me hooked), Breaking Bad, old-school 80's cartoons (Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man, The REAL Ghostbusters...etc) - Movies: Boondock Saints, Pulp Fiction, Most of the recent Marvel/DC comic movies (most were awesome, some were...less than awesome), Spaceballs (or anything else by Mel Brooks), anything by Monty Python...oh I could go on. 

Favorite food/drink? Favorite food is a toss-up between my mom's lasagna and sushi. VERY tough call. My favorite drink is easily beer, but picking one is difficult. Yuengling is probably regular "go-to" (America’s Oldest Brewery!) but I enjoy a variety of beers (mostly lagers) from all over the world.

What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you? I was in a high speed car chase once! I worked for a TV news station in Winchester a few years back and we happened to be outside when a guy in a pick-up truck decided he wasn’t going to stop for a police officer who attempted to pull him over. He floored it down the road and the cop gave chase. Myself and 2 reporters grabbed a camera, hopped in the news van and rushed to catch up. We followed them through downtown Winchester and out into the county before he finally crashed into a brick wall. SUCH a great night!

Favorite music/artists?  My tastes are all over the place. I love Classic Rock and most country from the 90’s, but I also listen to a lot of oldies, electronic music, and a bit of Top 40.  

Top 5 albums of all time?  Paul Simon – “Graceland”, Peter Gabriel – “So”, Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Stadium Arcadium”, Eric Clapton – “Unplugged”, Dire Straits – “Brothers in Arms”

If you weren't in radio, what would you want to be doing? Something else in broadcasting, most likely. Although, I wouldn’t rule out “Professional Beer Taster”. I have all the qualifications.

Matt Deal