Gary Michael Shannon here. My 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. You may not believe this, but I was raised in the wild by a family of hyper-intelligent armadillos in Beaumont, Texas, and learned from an early age that if you’re not quick-witted, you might get hit by an 18-wheeler. From time to time I occasionally roll myself into a ball to escape predators, angry program directors or awkward situations. I seem to find myself in awkward situations more than the average person. I once had my own nationally syndicated show on the ABC Radio Network, but they wised up and replaced me with a very attractive radio diva named Celeste. the joke was on them and they didn’t find out that ‘Celeste’ was actually me. I still laugh when I think about it. HaHa (I was just thinking about it.) I’ve worked in a lot of places like Dallas and Chicago and all that rot that doesn’t really matter. I discovered my real passion in the 7th grade when I was cast in a production of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat.’ I’ve done a ton of plays and even got to play Willy Loman in ‘Death of a Salesman.’ If you saw me on stage playing the role, you’ll understand why they killed the salesman. Mostly, though, I stick around the 92.9 The Lake studios dreaming up new and exciting ways to annoy my morning show partner, Susan. I’ve 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. I am 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 I said this thing on the air – man, it was like, funny and stuff. Woo. Good times. While you’re here, check out 10 (true) things you might not have known about me!