A 5th generation Californian, broadcaster and producer for over 50 years. Michael was a fixture in the Southern California radio market for 40 years … He is familiar to Southern Californians as Air Personality and Program Director of CBS’ Mellow Rock pioneer KNX FM during it’s heyday of the 70’s & 80’s. Now semi-retired in Grass Valley, CA Michael devotes a good deal of this time to his “labor of lunacy and study in self-indulgence” Planet Pootwaddle aka www.planetpootwaddle.com as well as other upcoming radio projects. He will be presenting voice-over panels with fellow VO specialist Brian Cummings, as well as the fine group of voice actors appearing at Reno Pop Culture Con 2019.
Throughout the 90’s, Michael was featured as the signature “Station Voice”, Creative Director/Producer and Air Personality for KTWV The Wave. Additionally, he is familiar as the “Signature Voice” of all types of radio stations worldwide. He also produced the jingles for most of the Smooth Jazz stations worldwide.
His national voiceover work has included work for: Shell Oil, McDonalds, Sketchers, Goodyear, NBC, Disney. Playboy, Warner Brothers Records and others.
An international award winning producer Michael’s client list reads like a “Who’s Who” including: ABC, BBC, CBS, Disney, Fox, NBC, The Family Channel, UPN, American Top 40, American Country Countdown, Capitol Records, Concord Records, Esquire Magazine, Warner Brother Records, Mad Magazine, American Airlines, United Airlines, Publishers Glenco/McGraw Hill, Sonya Fitzpatrick The Pet Psychic, Glencoe/McGraw Hill Publishing, Bobwills.com, The Roy Rogers family, Dr. Timothy Leary, The Los Angeles Times and U.C.L.A. among others. In the 80’s Michael produced what is now the largest source music library in the world, Killer Tracks.