Lansing/Jackson: Newsmakers April 23-29

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Lansing State Journal:

At 3 a.m., life in downtown East Lansing is in transition. The party crowd is falling asleep; Michael Shiels is waking up. He has news to absorb, a show to plan, an era to semi-preserve. Shiels was the last producer for legendary Detroit radio man J.P. McCarthy. Now he heads a statewide morning show based at WJIM-AM (1240) in Lansing. "I never thought I would work in radio again, after J.P.," Shiels said. "Now that I'm back in it, I remember how much I like it"... Talk radio seemed to be on its way out, but it's holding its ground locally (Wed 4/26)


Tom Jones once described himself succinctly. "Let's face it," he said, "I am a bravura performer who needs a large canvas." Jones - who died Saturday at 78 after a lengthy illness - was a Lansing TV magnate who made an instant impact with the size of his voice, his body and his mind... Lansing TV pioneer mourned (Fri 4/28)

 

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