Talent: MIKE HOLLAND
Station: KXYZ Houston
Date: September, 1977
Mike Holland didn't just play the music, he made it.
In addition to being a jock, the native of Bristol, Connecticut, was a talented musician who recorded under his real name Michel Bouyea. He did several recordings for CBS and Columbia Records that got significant airplay in the U.S. and Canada. In 1981, Bouyea recorded an album called "Do She Want Love" for the unfortunately named "Bomb Records."
This KXYZ aircheck was his audition tape for CHUM, and not surprisingly the smooth, caramel-voiced jock got the job. Holland-Bouyea spent nearly a decade at CHUM, including a short-lived pairing with Roger Ashby on the morning show in the mid-'80s. After leaving CHUM, Bouyea retired from radio to focus on his music.
Prior to CHUM and KXYZ, Holland-Bouyea jocked at the legendary WDRC Hartford, where he did the 7 p,m.-midnight shift, and at WAVZ New Haven, Connecticut.
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