Chick McGee

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Chick McGee
Birth name Charles Dean Fout
Born (1957-05-16) May 16, 1957 (age 60)
London, Ohio
Show The Bob & Tom Show
Website www.chickmcgee.com

Charles "Chuck"[1] Dean Hayes[2][3] (born Charles Dean Fout[4]) (stage name: Chick McGee) is a radio personality who appears on The Bob & Tom Show. The name "Chick McGee" is a pseudonym connected with the Jack McGee character on The Incredible Hulk.[1]

Personal life[edit]

McGee was born November 26, 1957,[2][5] in London, Ohio. He has three children and has been married and divorced three times.

Education[edit]

McGee graduated from London High School in 1976.[4] McGee briefly "visited" The Ohio State University and graduated from an independent broadcast school in June 1976.[6] In 2014 he was inducted in the inaugural class of the Fine Arts Hall of Fame of the London City Schools.[7][8]

Professional career[edit]

He began his career at a small 1,000-watt radio station in West Virginia and held various on-air positions at stations in West Virginia and Ohio. Prior to joining The Bob and Tom Show, he went by the name Chuck Mikelz.[9] On April 1, 1986, Chick joined The Bob & Tom Show.[10] In January 1995,[6][11] Chick left The Bob and Tom Show to become co-host of a show called Kevin & McGee at KGB-FM in San Diego, California. After six months in San Diego, McGee returned on July 10, 1995[6] to his former job on The Bob & Tom Show.[12]

The Bob and Tom Show[edit]

McGee joined The Bob & Tom Show on April 1, 1986, as the show’s announcer.[10] His duties expanded to include recapping the day's sports news and being the show's comic foil.

Off the Air Podcast / The Chick McGee Show[edit]

McGee started podcasting on July 24, 2012.[13] It is regularly hosted by Chick and his (former) girlfriend Jessica Hooker. The podcast is an insightful look into his off-air personality. Chick talks about Fat Kid Weekends, Anger Sweats, who he would never allow on his podcast, and great off air radio stories.

It was revealed in a very personal podcast with Dr. Will Miller that Chick and Jess were no longer romantically involved. While they are separated, the two both expressed hope to salvage the relationship in the future. In subsequent podcasts, both Chick and Jess expressed that they were more proud of the podcast with Dr. Will than any single piece of work in their careers.[14]

After 188 episodes as the Off the Air Podcast, McGee's podcast was renamed The Chick McGee Show on July 3, 2016.[15]

TruLuv Sports[edit]

In 2014, Chick McGee was hired as a writer for the online sports website TruLuvSports.com. He has written about the Washington Redskins and Ray Rice. [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gates, Jeff (March 2012). "Roasted Chick(en)". The Madison Press. Retrieved 1 December 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Charles D Fout, "United States Public Records Index"". FamilySearch.com. 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Charles Hayes (Fout) on Classmates.com". Classmates.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Gates, Jeff (February 2012). "Homecoming show for comedian McGee". The Madison Press. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 about Charles D Fout". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "Detention: Episode 302: Chick McGee & Jess Hooker". 3 December 2013. pp. 43:51 into podcast. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Gates, Jeff (26 May 2014). "London schools induct first Fine Arts Hall of Famers". The Madison Press. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "London City Schools Music Department - London Ohio - Hall of Fame". London City Schools. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Sanders, Will E. (9 September 2013). "Noted radio personality, comedian coming to Covington". Piqua Daily Call. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Bonfiglio, Jeremy D. (29 February 2008). "'Reaction' is the name of McGee's game". South Bend Tribune. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Richards, Dave (9 April 2014). "'Bob & Tom Comedy Tour' plays Erie on Friday". Erie-Times News. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chick McGee back with WFBQ". Indianapolis Star. July 12, 1995. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Worst First Podcast EVER". ChickMcGee.com. July 24, 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Off the Air Podcast with Chick McGee". Off the Air with Chick McGee. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  15. ^ CMS 001 - First Try, The Chick McGee Show
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 

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