President Reagan's son Michael is following in his father's footsteps . . . in radio.

Michael Reagan has signed a two-year contract to do news, weather and sports as co-host of a radio talk show in San Diego."I'm excited about it. You can be the ugliest person ever and do well on radio," Reagan, 43, said Monday from his suburban Sherman Oaks home.

Reagan, adopted son of the president and ex-wife Jane Wyman, makes his KSDO radio debut Monday with co-host Jack Merker. They will be on the air weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Reagan's father was a radio sports announcer in the 1930s, re-creating Chicago Cubs baseball games from wire-service play-by-play on stations in Iowa.

Michael Reagan wouldn't divulge financial terms of his contract with the ABC affiliate.