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.
Microsoft wants to get a read on you...in more ways than one.
Microsoft has applied for patents for a system to better target ads at you based on your mood, facial expression, tone of voice and even your movements.
The application says Microsoft envisions being able to tailor ads to people by scanning their social media posts, watching their facial expressions with built-in cameras and gauging their tone of voice by using built in microphones.
The application gives the example of delivering ads for vacations if the system detects you're happy, instead of pitches for diet plans.
Microsoft also envisions using its Xbox Kinect sensor to read people's body movements as another indicator.
Creepy? No question, but don't freak out just yet. Presumably you'd have to give your permission to be tracked like this, and patent applications are not reality. Often it's just pie in the sky stuff that engineers dream up.
However they do give us some indication of what might be on the horizon. If you think advertisers are learning too much about you today...wait until tomorrow.