Austin, TX – 12/3/07 â€” Austin, Texas fans of the singer Michael Bolton will have one less thing to celebrate this holiday season. The 24-hour Michael Bolton radio station will be going off their airwaves later today.
For nearly five months, â€œBolton 106 FMâ€ has been a dream come true for die-hard Michael Bolton fans. The venue played Bolton songs around the clock, breaking only for advertisements and tidbits of Michael Bolton trivia.
The all-Bolton radio station was the brainchild of Austin entrepreneur Bolton Michaels. Michaels first heard of Michael Bolton five years ago, when somebody pointed out that his name was basically â€œMichael Boltonâ€ in reverse. Before that, Michaels had never heard of the singer.
â€œIt was the greatest day of my life,â€ he explained. â€œI checked the guy out because people were always making jokes about my name, and I fell in love at first listen. Not love love, mind you â€¦ just artistic love. I started planning the radio station the following year.â€
I wonder who will post an Office Space joke first, and I wonder which Office Space Michael Bolton reference will appear first?