Mike Siegel

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Mike Siegel (born 1945) is an American radio talk show host. He was the host of the late night talk show Coast to Coast AM from April 2000 until January 2001. He became a frequent substitute of the show's host, Art Bell in late 1999, and when Bell announced his retirement in early 2000, he recommended Siegel to succeed him. Siegel maintained the format of the show that Art Bell had created, but his personal style was very different, and the show became less popular. Early in 2001, Bell decided to return, and Siegel left the show. Siegel hosted the show from Seattle, Washington, where he lived.

Siegel is a native of New York, Jewish and a political conservative. He has substituted for nationally syndicated conservative talk show hosts including Michael Reagan. During the 1990s, he hosted a daily talk show on Seattle's KVI.

Later, Siegel hosted a daily talk show on WLIE, in Islip, Long Island. During this tenure, he promoted the movement to make Long Island the 51st state (with himself as its first Governor), and advocated "smoke-ins" to protest the county's smoking ban.

Siegel was the host of first a conservative noon-time to three pm talk show on KVI website in Seattle, Washington; followed by a move to morning drive, on KTTH website in Seattle, Washington. He was key in movements of the time to introduce accountability to Washington state government. He helped former representative Linda Smith and initiative to the people "King" Tim Eyman to get motor vehicle license fees reduced to $30 a year from a previous fee set at 2.2% of the vehicles fair market value.

In early December 2005, his contract with KTTH expired, and he quit his show. He was replaced by David Boze and Dan Sytman in the morning.

On February 1, 2006 Siegel began hosting "Noonday" on WDAY website in Fargo, North Dakota. He was later replaced on this program by other hosts, but continued as a regular replacement host for the Hot Talk program hosted by former WDAY general manager Scott Hennen, a personal friend.

In June, 2006, Siegel was the host of a one-hour local issues radio show from 6-7 PM (Pacific) on KITZ in Bremerton Washington and KGTK in Olympia.

In April 2008, Hennen left WDAY to become owner of his own station, WZFG/1100. Upon Hennen's departure, Siegel served as host of Hot Talk on WDAY until June 2008. Siegel followed Hennen to AM 1100 and now serves as a regular fill-in host for the "Scott Hennen Show". He does occasional fill-ins on WRKO in Boston.

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  • Was a guest on Geraldo in a discussion about the congressional pay raise campaign which was instrumental in stopping a 51% pay raise for members of Congress.[1]
  • Appeared on Court TV (January 2000) breaking the story of Jeff Smith, the Frugal Gourmet, accused pedophile on KIRO.[1]
  • Mike Siegel signed an exclusive broadcast agreement with Cameo Entertainment Groups' CyberStationUSA.Com, the world's largest online radio station,[citation needed] and began airing his first internet radio show on February 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm EST. Mike will continue to air his internet radio show, exclusively on CyberStationUSA.Com every weekday, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. Mike Siegel is the biggest name in radio broadcasting, to date, to air a radio show exclusively on the internet.[citation needed]

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