Big Mike


Big Mike Fiss has been waking up Syracuse since 1980 and Central New York loves him! Mike’s been nationally honored four times as Billboard Magazine’s Personality of the Year, is in the SAMMY’s Hall of Fame and has helped raise thousands of dollars for community causes with his annual Christmastime In Syracuse CDs. Known as The Morning Mayor, The Duke of Dawn, The Earl of Early, The Sultan of Sunrise, The Morning Moses (“let my people rise”), and The Superintendent of School Closings, Big Mike will wake you up in a good mood.  Always good, clean fun with Big Mike in the Morning, featuring Cindy Humble, Gary Dunes, Ralph Rotella, Wayne Mahar weather and news updates from Jim Campagna.

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What is the last book you read?
 Rudeness and Civility: Manners in 19th Century Urban America by John Kasson. Fascinating history of the development of etiquette.

What would you find in your refrigerator right now?
Cream-colored coneys and crisp apple strudels; pretzels and cheese balls and schnitzel with noodles. These are a few of my favorite things.

What do you love?
Ben and Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz (Coffee & Malt Ice Creams with Toffee Chunks & a Whiskey Caramel Swirl). I’m gonna get some right now……………………….. I’m back.

Favorite breakfast food?
Frittata from Mother’s Cupboard on James Street. I once ate the “Whole” (Keith Kobland witnessed it) and I’m on the wall of fame there.

What super power would you have if you were a superhero?
Flying. I already have x-ray vision (Hey, I can see your underwear! Nice …).

Who would play you in a movie?
George Clooney! That’s my choice. But probably it will be Paul Giamatti.

If you could stage the ultimate tour of any band (living or dead) who would it involve?
The Beatles.

Favorite concert you’ve seen?
Bruce Springsteen in December 1980.

What’s the best part of your job?
Getting paid to have fun.