Michael was WVPE’s Morning Edition host from August 2003 through February 2020. On Mar. 2, 2020, Michael takes his talents and love of public radio to WVPE's underwriting department to become a station account executive. In making the move, Michael says, ""It's been a real privilege to be invited into people's homes and businesses for the last 16 years and I've enjoyed every minute of it. But in addition to our great listeners, there are other important partners that make what we do here possible. Those are the organizations and businesses that underwrite with the station. I'm looking forward to meeting these members of the WVPE family to personally thank them for their support and to see how we can work together to assure that folks who tune into the station remain informed, entertained and inspired."
Michael has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. A native of the Midwest, he grew up outside of Chicago, went to school at The University of Iowa and previously worked in radio in Minneapolis and elsewhere in Minnesota. As a previously self described “morning person,” Michael required a weekday wake up time of 3:15 a.m. He now will enjoy a kinder, gentler start to his weekdays. Michael continues to enjoy outdoor sports where he has to paddle, pedal or in other ways get off the beaten path.