Talk of the Town- Why Radio Host Nicole Michalik Loves Philly

by TheSpot

If you happen to hear Nicole over the airwaves on her afternoon show on country station, 92.5 XTU, you know about her love of all things Philly. She jumps for joy at our sports teams during a win and expresses disappointment over a loss right along with us. At times, she will grill major stars about who they root for or why they like Philly. So why does Nicole love Philly so much? We spent some time with her during the holidays to find out!

Nicole at Dilworth Park

Nicole hails from Summit Hill, a small town in Northeastern, PA. It’s the kind of small town where communities gather along the sidewalk waving flags during parades and cheer on their local leaders. As a matter of fact, Nicole got to ride with the Grand Marshall in her town’s annual Memorial Day parade. It was the pride of her family and the locals. In many ways, her story is the kind of story that can easily be a story line in a Hallmark movie. By the way, Nicole is a self proclaimed Hallmark movie maven and occasionally dabbles in writing scripts.

Although proud of her town, she was always drawn to the city. Nicole attended Drexel University and fell in love with Philly. Nicole, in her own words, loves to talk. It’s not hard to imagine that she was meant to be a radio personality. After working her way up after college, Nicole became a full time radio host on Philly’s legendary Q102 as Nik the Web Chick. She also landed a morning show co-host spot on the now retired Mix106 along with Logan then Chio. It was there that Nicole cultivated her sense of pop culture and having her finger firmly on the pulse of social media trends. An active social media user, Nicole always finds ways to connect with her audience and keeps her ear to the ground on issues and discourse that permeate in our society.

Nicole and Country Artist Jordan Davis

Today, as host of her own show on 92.5 XTU, she interviews top country artists worldwide, often travels to Nashville for various events, and creates content on her many active social media accounts. In addition, she is energetically involved with The Parkinson Council and is on the committee for their annual walk. She became an advocate due to her own father’s challenges with Parkinson’s.

So what is it about Philly that Nicole can’t enough of? Simply put Nicole appreciates the cultural diversity, the history, the dining, and the many offerings of the Greater Philadelphia region. She is particularly inspired by Dilworth Park and Rittenhouse Square. She thrives on the scenic backgrounds of colonial institutions and park fountains. Nicole happens to prefer the cold weather and it’s easy to see she is in her happy place to be around town during the holidays. It doesn’t go unnoticed that it appears to coincide with her love of Christmas movies. So if you’re listening to her on the radio or follow her on her socials, there is little doubt that Nicole is the Philly region’s biggest cheerleader. You can listen to Nicole daily on 92.5 XTU or follow her on the socials at NicoleisNik.