We're excited to announce Cancer Jam is back with our third annual jam session, and this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. We're partnering with the Edge's Atom Smasher Show, and because last year sold out, we're moving to a bigger venue, Annette Strauss Square in the Dallas Arts District. So get out your dancing shoes and mark your calendars 11.6.16 for CANCER JAM 2016
Michael “Mondo Mike” Vazquez
Michael “Mondo Mike” Vazquez is a husband, father, and radio professional. He and his wife, Amanda, live in North Richland Hills with their 5-year-old daughter Olivia, their dogs Pancake and Mozart, and their cats Popcorn and Cali.
His radio career started in Dallas in the early '90’s in KVIL’s promotions department. From there, he jumped to KRLD-AM producing the news. Mike's on-air debut happened at Q102/The Arrow in 1995, where he hosted overnights and was part of the Friday Night Wrecking Qrew; He then segued to Mornings with Bo & Jim. Eventually, Mike ended up at Total Traffic in 2001, where he became Director of Operations.
In 2003, Mike joined Jagger on mornings at The Edge giving sports updates, which evolved into a full time co-host position with Jagger. In 2006, he moved with Jagger and his show over to CBS radio's LIVE 105.3. LIVE 105.3 flipped formats to 105.3 The Fan in 2008, and in 2009 replaced Mike with another host. In 2013, Mike and Jagger reunited on The Edge, where they worked together for 2 years.
Mike’s journey with cancer began in December of 2015 when he noticed a small lump underneath his left jaw. As months passed, the lump started to get bigger, and in June of 2016, Mike went to the doctor.
After a month filled with CT scans, PET scans, oncologist visits, and paperwork, doctors diagnosed Mike with Head and Neck Cancer and Oropharyngeal Cancer on July 25, 2016. Doctors gave him a treatment plan that includes removal of his left tonsil, a neck dissection, chemo, and radiation.
Mike knows that he has a battle ahead of him, but he also knows and believes that the future includes him in it. He is going to fight for his family, friends, and future.