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.
"Please affirm that you've read and agree to our terms of service agreement" - we all click okay even though we didn't read squat.
A new website is designed to help us get a general understanding of company privacy policies; it's called Terms of Service Didn't Read.
The site rates the companies with Class A being the best and Class E being the worst. It's still in the early stages, but several sites including Google and YouTube don't get high marks.
Facebook isn't formally ranked yet, but early indicators don't look good.
Graphic credit: Terms of Service Didn't read TOSDR.org
Twitter gets mixed reviews; it has high marks for deleting tracking data and for transparency on law enforcement requests, but thumbs down for its broad copyright license on your content.
Terms of Service Didn't Read also offers browser extensions which can help cut through the jargon of website privacy policies as you visit them.
Some folks are pushing for laws to make companies publish clear and easily understandable privacy policies. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to happen, so in the interim Terms of Service Didn't Read seems like a good option.