Michael Main is the Managing Editor for NewsRadio 1200 WOAI.
Michael began his relationship with Clear Channel radio at Newsradio 1200 WOAI in 1985 as a writer/reporter and quickly added numerous responsibilities including key roles in producing WOAI's four hour morning drive newscast. He is the first person in the door each morning, if you can call 1:30 a.m. the morning.
Michael is responsible for coordinating much of Newsradio 1200 WOAI's on-air news product and also produces his daily "Cyberstuff" feature focusing on Internet and tech related topics.
Michael's reporting has won him national recognition. Honors he has won over the years include several Press Club of Dallas "Katie" Awards for Best General News story coverage, Best Radio feature, and Best Spot News story, all of which attest to the diversity of his skills.
Michael was an integral team member when Newsradio 1200 WOAI won Edward R. Murrow awards, the most prized awards in broadcast journalism in 1994 and 1996. He's also been honored by the Associated Press, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism awards, UPI, and the Texas State Network.
Michael is responsible for writing the news product for various news readers on KJ-97 FM, KZEP-FM and Soft Rock 101.9 in San Antonio, and writes and anchors news each morning for Clear Channel stations in Corpus Christi, El Paso, Brownsville and Wichita, Kansas.
Michael is happily married to his wife, Amy. He is the proud stepfather of three grown children and grandfather to one very spoiled grandchild.
Would you pay a monthly fee to have access to eBooks? A startup called Oyster is hoping you will.
Oyster is rolling out a subscription service for eBooks; much like Netflix does with streaming movies. Currently, it’s "invitation only," but you can download the app for iOS devices and request an invite.
Oyster says it will provide unlimited access to over 100,000 eBooks, but some of those are "classics" which you can likely find for free. It does have several publishers lined up, but only one really big publisher - HarperCollins - is on board so far. That means you won't likely find many of the latest best sellers.
It's also, in my mind, a bit pricey. Oyster is going to charge $9.95 a month for the service. If you buy a lot of eBooks, more than one a month, I suppose that would be worth it. However, I suspect most Americans don't read a book a month much less buy one.
The service is just launching; we'll have to wait to see how it expands and what the extent of the offerings will be. Until the story plays out, it’s too early to get a true read on Oyster.