Michael Floorwax (born November 3, 1959 as Michael Steinke) is an American radio personality and singer. He is a former rising comedian and was the morning disc jockey on Denver, Colorado FM rock station 103.5 KRFX (a.k.a. The Fox) until October 1, 2014. In addition to that he is also the lead singer for a Denver area rock band named The Groove Hawgs.
While a very popular morning host in the Denver area, on a national stage Floorwax may be most recognized and remembered for his appearance in the 1990 Steve Garvey Celebrity Billfishing Tournament, which is aired periodically on ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats. At that time Floorwax was described as a "rising" comedian. He is the butt of many jokes on that and other episodes of the series by the hosts, brothers Jason and Randy Sklar. However, Jason points out that even as a DJ for a morning radio show, he still makes more money than the pair of them combined, causing Randy to request that they get back to the tournament before he starts crying.
Subsequently, he made an appearance on another Cheap Seats episode in July 2006, which made fun of the Steve Garvey Celebrity Skiing Classic that took place at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah in 1989.
In that episode, Floorwax is shown at the tournament banquet doing his standup act, which consisted of fish voices, doughnut eating, and a Vicki Carr reference. At the end of the show, the Sklars are shown having financial difficulty and are losing everything that they possess in their studio, which was done to mock Garvey's financial problems. The present day Floorwax, from his radio studio under the pseudonym "Waxy Lou", comes to their aid by using his cash and gas card to buy back all the repossessed studio items and bring the brothers back on their feet. He is known by another alias on the show as the Bald Headed Albino Bulldog.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The writers of MST3K were big fans of his "All Over the World" routine, and included the line as a riff in several episodes (According to "The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide."). A portion of this can be seen in the hour-long version of the Cheap Seats episode featuring the Steve Garvey Celebrity Billfishing Tournament.
Retirement From Radio 2014
On October 1, 2014 Michael Floorwax revealed that he's fighting medical problems that will prevent him from returning to the show.
To The Fox Family From Floorwax
I want to take this time to reach out to my radio family and let everyone know what's been going on this past year. I feel like I'm ready to talk about this and feel like you deserve to know. I also want to clear up some rumors that are going around about me. #1 I did not fall off the wagon, I have been clean and sober now for 30 years and very proud of that. I did not quit my job and iHeartMedia did not fire me.
As you know, if you have listened to the show at all for the past 24 years, I have struggled with certain medical issues. I've openly talked about it on the radio and have made many jokes at my own expense about the issues that have plagued me for many years. I know many of you have reached out to me over the years and have said that you struggle from similar conditions.
Some of you may know that with these types of conditions, doctors will experiment with many different drugs to see what will work. Some work for a while, some don't work at all and others can actually make things worse. This past year has been the biggest battle of my life as I continue to seek relief.
I know that many of you have sent out well wishes and prayers and believe me they are most appreciated. I want to thank Rick and Kathy and the Fox morning show for standing by me over the years and helping me get through some pretty tough days. I continue to battle and hopefully will get this under control. Unfortunately, I will not be coming back as I have to focus all my energy on regaining my health and well-being.
In the meantime, keep the good thoughts and prayers coming. Thank you!