Congratulations to Mike Willis our November DJ of the month.
Mike Willis is recognized as one of South Carolina’s most accomplished and well-known on-air personalities. His radio career began in 1974 when Mike walked one city block from his junior high school and wandered into WLOW, the local radio station in his hometown of Aiken, SC. After about six months of ‘hanging around’ the radio station eager to accomplish any assignment, Mike was on-the-air, and has been ever since.
His broadcasting experience includes stations across South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina at leading radio stations, such as WLOW and WAKN in Aiken, WKZQ Myrtle Beach; WMFX Fox 102, WZLD Z-96, Kicks 96 and WCOS Columbia, WAUG Augusta and WROQ in Charlotte, NC. Throughout Mike’s radio career, he has been fortunate to work alongside and learn from some of the best and brightest in the business, such as Mills Fitzner, Bill Hennecy, Greg Fowler, Frank Baker and Chuck Dunaway.
Along the way, Mike also served the State of South Carolina for 15 years as media relations and communications director for the state Department of Natural Resources. Although Mike is no longer a fulltime DNR employee, he continues to host Clemson University’s “DNR on Your Day” radio program which airs the first Wednesday in each month on the SCETV public radio network. Mike remains an active volunteer with the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund, a private, nonprofit wildlife conservation organization.
In addition to broadcasting, Mike is also a popular emcee, live radio host and party DJ, performing at thousands of public and private events, including wedding receptions, class reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, live radio remotes and numerous other special occasions. For seven years, Mike was a weekly guest host at the Punch Line Comedy Club in Five Points, opening for such comedy greats as Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Jeff Foxworthy, Rosanne and Seinfeld writer Carol Leifer.
Mike has now dedicated his time and talents to providing local broadcasting to Lexington and Lake Murray on Z 93 ‘The Lake.’