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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson, American talk show host. Recipient Golden Plate award Academy Achievement, 1961, Emmy awards (7), Golden Mike awards (4), star on Hollywood Walk fo Fame; named Radio Talkshow Host of Year National Association Radio Talkshow Hosts, 1997-1998; decorated Legion of Merit, 1986, Most Excellent Order British Empire, 1988.

Background

  • Jackson, Michael was born on April 16, 1934 in London. Came to United States, 1958. Son of Harry and Terry E. Jackson.

  • Education

    • High school diploma, King Edward VII, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), We. State University.

    Career

    • Announcer, producer S.A.B.C., Johannesburg, 1952-1956, British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1956-1958. Talkshow host, disc jockey WHYN Radio and television, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1958-1960. Disc jockey KYA Radio, San Francisco, 1960-1961.

      Talkshow host KEWB Radio, Oakland and San Francisco, 1961-1962, KHJ Radio/television, Los Angeles, 1962-1963, KNX Radio, Los Angeles, 1963-1964, KCET (Public Broadcasting Service) television, Los Angeles, 1963-1965, KABC television, Los Angeles, 1965-1967, KABC Radio, Los Angeles, 1966-1998, KRLA Radio, Los Angeles, since 1998.

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, horseback riding, skiing, gardening, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Alana Ladd, October 16, 1965. Children: Alan Ladd, Alisa Sue, Devon Michael.
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    Born April 16, 1934
    • 1951
      King Edward VII
    • 1952 - 1956
      Announcer
      Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    • 1956 - 1958
      Announcer
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1958 - 1960
      talkshow host
      Springfield, Missouri, United States
    • 1960 - 1961
      disc jockey KYA Radio
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1962 - 1963
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1963 - 1964
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1963 - 1965
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1965 - 1967
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1966 - 1998
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
    • 1998
      talkshow host KEWB Radio
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