Mike Pace

Mike Pace

Mike Pace is, perhaps, Iowa’s most-recognized media personality. An Iowan through and through, Mike’s face and voice are familiar to three generations of Iowa listeners and television viewers.

20 years as host of the coast-to-coast Powerball Show…28 years as host of the Iowa Realty Sunday Home Show…countless local, regional and national commercials, videos and films.

Radio personality on several Iowa stations…including a two-year stint on KRNT in the 70s working with Steve Gibbons, Cal Stout, Del Hull, Ray McCarty, Mike Murray, Bill Riley, Connie “Cold Front” McBirnie, Paul Rhodes, Dolph Pulliam, Mary Brubaker and more.

“Best Actor” at The Iowa Film Awards… “Best Talent” for CIRT {Central Iowans in Radio & Television}… Winner of “Best Cast Ensemble” and “Best Film” for the International 48 Hour Film Festival…Named “Iowa’s Best-Dressed Man” by the Des Moines Register…

Countless awards as writer, producer, narrator and spokesman.

Mike has also given much of his time to a number of charitable organizations over the years.

Mike married his high school sweetheart, Abigail…who is a proud Hospice and Planned Parenthood volunteer and an artist. They have one son, Nick who was a basketball standout at Winterset High School and The University of Northern Iowa. Nick is now a professor of Leadership Education at UNI. He has published two books and recently received a state civil rights awards and a university diversity award. Nick can be heard weekly on The Mike Pace Radio Show with his infectious, “My Daddy Told Me to listen to The Mike Pace Show”…which was recorded when Nick was 3.

He and HIS Winterset high school sweetheart, Roxanne, have two children Sienna is 16 and an accomplished dancer. Adison is 13. His shoe size matches his age, so he may well have a future in basketball, like his dad.

“Back in the Saddle Again” is how Mike describes his return to radio. His one-hour eclectic show on KRNT airs Mondays at noon and Sundays at 9 pm. It features a little jazz…a little blues… and some great pop music you don’t hear every day, spanning half a century. Mike occasionally climbs up on the orange crate for his “rumblings and mumblings” on life…love…politics…and the cosmos.”

Regular features on The Mike Pace Radio Show include:

  • A weekly “Shot of the Blues”
  • “Our Information You Could Live Without Department”
  • “The Outer Limits”
  • “Not so country…Country”
  • And “Famous Last Words”

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