Provocative, controversial and entertaining - those are words frequently used to describe Michael Jackson and his broadcasts.
He keeps Southern California in touch with the world.
Jackson's biting commentary, uninhibited questioning and refined sense of humor evolved from his earliest radio experiences in South Africa, Great Britain and in the United States. Jackson began his broadcasting career in this country in Massachusetts moving on to an all-night radio talk show in San Francisco and from there to Los Angeles. He spent 32 years on KABC where he frequently was voted Outstanding Radio Personality of the Year by the Los Angeles Times.
A recipient of seven Television Emmys (and 13 nominations), Jackson has also been awarded six Golden Mikes, also known as Radio's Oscar Michael received 2 in Januanry 2006 for outstanding achievement in radio broadcasting.
In June of 2006 Michael was honored with a second place award from the LA Press Club for "Entertainment Reporting/ Criticism" for " Michael, Jamie and Ray."
Michael's various honors include membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (the MBE), presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, along with being presented with the French Legion of Merit bestowed by President Mitterand. He has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Western School of Law.
Jackson is renowned for his interviews with celebrities from all walks of life and his probing exchanges with politicians.