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.
California now has a law on the books designed to make it easier for kids to erase the stupid stuff they post on the internet before it comes back to haunt them as adults, but it may be more sizzle than steak.
The law, signed this week by Governor Jerry Brown, requires website operators, app makers and online services to have an easy way for minors to erase things they post.
While the intentions are good, the law has some flaws.
I'm not sure it can be enforced. What if the websites aren't based in
The law is also vague on the punishment for non-compliance. Is
Also the law doesn't apply to content posted by third parties, so hateful comments, embarrassing photos, and bullying messages would still be out there.
The idea that this law will reduce bullying seems bass ackwards as well. It may actually make bullying easier. Now bullies can spew all sorts of stuff online and then demand it be removed, making it that much more difficult to track them down.