Sam is a Highland, IN native. Sam attended Purdue University Northwest and majored in communication. After graduating in the fall of 2015, Sam started to work at WJOB first as an intern and play-by-play broadcaster. In April of 2018 Sam began hosting his own show “The Sam Michel Show”. Sam now co-hosts "The Region Rush Hour" from 3:00-5:00 PM with Tony Panek.