Mike Chimeri is a past and present contemporary jazz radio host and enthusiast. For five years, he hosted a contemporary jazz instrumentals show at WCWP, LIU Post’s radio station, called The Mike Chimeri Show. From July 2004 to May 2005, he hosted The Instrumental Invasion at WGBB-AM. He ran a Live365 Internet Radio station, MCJN: Mike Chimeri Jazz Net, from May to July 2007.
In March 2008, Mike adopted the tagline “Making contemporary jazz fun for you!” He says the reason he came up with the new tagline was his goal has always been to make contemporary jazz fun, as well as informative, for his listeners.
From January to July 2010, he was one of the hosts of Evening Jazz on WCWP-FM, a Monday to Thursday format. For the first five months, he hosted Tuesdays and Thursdays, limiting himself to Thursdays for the last two months.
From September to December 2010, he ran his second Live365 station, CJazzPlus.
Mike is not afraid to admit that he has Asperger Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although he was only diagnosed with it in 1999, he’s had it his entire life.
“Chimeri” is pronounced “shimAIRe.”