Gary Michael Shannon’s career in radio has been one for the ages – a rags to slightly-nicer-rags story that, frankly, should be made into a TV show on a cable network or something. Raised in the wild by a family of hyper-intelligent armadillos in Beaumont, Texas, Gary Shannon learned from an early age that if you’re not quick-witted, you might get hit by an 18-wheeler. He still occasionally rolls himself into a ball to escape predators, angry program directors or awkward situations. Gary Shannon had his own nationally syndicated show on the ABC Radio Network for two years in addition to working in radio markets in lots of places you wish you could visit. But he discovered one of his truest passions one day when an upset fan beat him mercilessly over the head with an edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. That, combined with one too many viewings of the works of Wilford Brimley led him to a sideline career as an actor. Using his uncanny powers, he absorbed the entire history of drama and acting and began appearing on stage and in movies. Mostly, though, Gary sticks around the 92.9 The Lake studios dreaming up new and exciting ways to annoy his morning show partner, Heather. He has been known to perform amazing feats of strength, bouts of international diplomacy in the Celtic/American arena, and to hold seminars on the proper ways to enjoy beers of the world. He is globally known for his knowledge of Chihuahua mating habits and was a pioneer of the late 1980’s “naked broadcasting” movement. Oh, man, there was this one time when he said this thing on the air – man, it was like, funny and stuff. Woo. Good times.