Michael King was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended West Jefferson High School, where he played baseball, setting statewide records. Before entering the home construction and home improvement industry, Mr. King was a Las Vegas-esque entertainer. However, tragically in 1993, he was shot several times while leaving a grocery store. Needing many months to recover from this horrific event, Mr. King would not be able to continue as an entertainer - yet still having a family in need of his support. He was eventually hired by a home construction and home improvement company as a salesperson. After several years of learning everything he could about home construction and home improvements, he started his own home construction and home improvement company, as well as successfully passing the Louisiana Contractor's Exam.

Being a contractor and owner of a home construction and home improvement company for nearly a decade provided Mr. King much insight into the sins of the home construction and home improvement industry. Home construction and home improvements was #1 in Better Business Bureau complaints and #1 in consumer fraud. Mr. King wanted to use his considerable experience and expertise in home construction and home improvements to educate and inform the consumer about the home construction and home improvement industry. Deciding that radio would be the best forum for this objective, Mr. King co-created "The Home Improvement Show" with the hope that the power of mass media would help consumers make better decisions regarding their homes, and improve how the home construction and home improvement industry conducted business. "The Home Improvement Show" was independently produced for Entercom Communications, and began airing January 24, 2004 on WSMB 1350am in New Orleans, Louisiana.

With his background in entertainment and his experience as a contractor and owner of a home construction and home improvement company for nearly a decade, "The Home Improvement Show" would undoubtedly become a success. Mr. King's listeners and industry colleagues fashioned him "The Cajun Contractor". "The Home Improvement Show" was renamed to "HomeTalk w/ Michael King", and within a year of its original broadcast, "HomeTalk w/ Michael King" achieved national syndication. In 2007, Mr. King published "Contracting With the King: A How-To Guide to Home Improvement Projects".

Mr. King has three children, three grandchildren, and currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife of 35 years.
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