Michael Berry was raised in a small town in southeast Texas to a maintenance worker at a chemical plant. He served as student body president and graduated with high honors at the University of Houston Honors College. He earned a law degree from the University of Texas and another from the University of Nottingham in England. He has practiced law at a large law firm, developed and sold real estate, served on Houston’s city council, ran for mayor, and served as the only Republican Mayor Pro Tem in Houston’s history. He has been married 18 years to Nandita Venkateswaran Berry, a lawyer, who was born, raised and educated in southern India. They adopted their son, Michael Tegegn Berry, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is four years old. Michael is fluent in Spanish and frequently gives interviews to Spanish language tv stations.
Ratings Michael Berry hosts 2 shows in Houston on the 2 biggest AM stations in the market. He currently has the highest rated show on KTRH, the heritage talker in the market, ahead of Rush, Hannity, Beck, the morning news, Levin, and the Houston Astros broadcast. He has the largest talk audience in the prime demo in Texas at 5 pm.
Michael Berry was named one of the top 25 talks in America by Newsmax magazine. He has been named “Best Talk Show Host” in Texas by the Lone Star Awards, and he has won listener and newspaper awards as “Best Talk Show Host” in Houston.
Original Parodies Michael Berry writes new comedy bits every single day. He sends those to other talk hosts to use, and they often do. We do music, lyrics, voices, and more. All unique to his show.
Viral Videos: Over 1.2 million people have viewed this video, ranking it in the top 10 on all of Youtube.com for News & Politics. A listener took 7 minutes from a podcast that he really liked, attached pictures to it, and posted it. He’s literally heard from around the world from people who have seen it and loved it.
Exposure for his website and for the show: we have started posting particularly good parodies and monologues on Youtube.com, and he gets quite a few hits. To see them, check out this link, or this link.
Exposure for the Show Michael Berry guest hosts often for Mark Levin’s national show. He has guest hosted for The Weekend, a nationally syndicated Premiere show. He has appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show, Sean Hannity’s tv and radio show, Glenn Beck’s tv and radio show, Mancow’s show, and numerous shows around the country.
Michael Berry was the associate producer on 3 different movies, two of which won numerous film festivals. He has appeared in 5 movies, with actors ranging from Charles Durning to Mariel Hemingway.
Michael Berry has over 15,000 fans on his Facebook page, and he uses it to drive listenership to the show. He posts show topics and gets input from listeners.
Michael Berry has been published in places like World Net Daily, the second most visited conservative news site after Drudge Report. He frequently writes op-eds and some are published, as well as posting on his blog. See an example here.
Events that Inspire Listener Loyalty
Michael Berry organized several hundred listeners to caravan across Arizona to support that state when they come under attack after passing their immigration law. The “God Bless Arizona Tour” garnered statewide, and even some national, tv coverage.
Michael Berry was the only host in America to broadcast five miles out in the Gulf of Mexico from an offshore platform to protest the Obama moratorium against drilling that is hurting the Gulf region’s economy. The three-day broadcast included broadcasts from famous New Orleans restaurants, interviews with the Louisiana governor and top political leaders, and leaders from across Louisiana.
Michael Berry is typically sold out on his shows. He has long-term contracts with direct clients who appreciate the results he gets them. Michael Berry prides himself on understanding the businesses for whom he speaks, so that he can promote them properly and build their brand while making the phones ring. He is a phenomenal seller of radio, and his own show, when he meets with clients. He communicates with clients often to gauge their responses and tailor his spots to their needs.