The Mike Mendozza Show…
With Mike Mendozza
Not afraid to discuss contentious topics, Mike mixes lively chat and a touch of comedy with his favourite music from the 50’s to the present day!
Mike started his Radio career in New Zealand back in 1970, having jacked in his lucrative job as a Hotel Manager to become the overnight presenter on ‘Radio i’ in Auckland. This didn’t last very long as he was soon promoted to host the breakfast show after winning a Sunday newspaper poll as Auckland’s most popular night time presenter. Since that time, Mike has worked as a breakfast presenter for several stations in New Zealand & Australia, that is stations that appreciate Mikes humour and wacky presentation!
After NZ & AUS, Mike returned to the UK where he spent his time as a voice over artist, presenting the odd stand in shows, but he was getting frustrated and decided to head overseas again. This time to Italy, to a brand new Radio station broadcasting to the South of France, Monaco etc.. he then obtained a night time stint in the USA in Los Angeles presenting a mix of music and chat.
Returning to the UK in the mid 80’s, Mike joined ‘Spectrum Radio’ in London and then onto ‘LBC’ where he stayed for 11 years. After hitting the number one overnight slot in London he was head-hunted by ‘TalkSport’ to present the overnight show 5 nights a week. This lasted for 6 years where he became ‘slightly ‘ controversial at times!!! By the end of Mikes time at TalkSport he hit the number one spot in the UK for commercial radio, hitting over 1 million listeners, a first for TalkSport and a first for commercial radio!! With a change of management at TalkSport, it was time to move on.
After a short spell on an internet station ‘Play Radio’, Mike went onto television presentation, with Press TV, a 13 week series on SKY, almost 3 years as head presenter for Latest TV in Brighton and then 12 months at ARISE Global news. In between time he also appeared in two alternative (adult) pantomimes. Unfortunately Mike became ill with a severe Spinal infection and had to take almost a year out, but now Mike is thrilled to join DELUX Radio, returning to his musical roots and building up a great global audience.