Buddy "Budman" Michaels, is no stranger to the world of radio and Bluegrass music. A veteran radio announcer with over four decades under his belt, Buddy knows music like the back of his hand. He has grown in popularity through the years and has become a household name to folks far and wide. His affinity and love of Country music grew into an even deeper love for Bluegrass music. He is known and considered a friend in the world of Bluegrass by many artists, producers, record labels, and promoters in the industry. He is in demand as the emcee of choice at area Bluegrass music festivals. He currently can be heard on the world wide web doing his weekly "Hometown Festival" and is syndicated on several radio stations.