George Michael Dies Of Cancer
December 24, 2009 at 10:05 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is saddened to report on some tragic news first broken by DCRTV.COM. Radio and TV sports broadcasting icon GEORGE MICHAEL has succumbed to cancer this morning. He was 70.
On top of his many and lengthy WASHINGTON, D.C. TV gigs, MICHAEL was the host of the nationally syndicated 'GEORGE MICHAEL's SPORTS MACHINE," which from 1984 to 2007, aired a plethora of game highlights. It has been widely credited for inspiring ESPN's "SportsCenter."
Before his TV career, MICHAEL was an air personality on then-Top 40 WABC-A/NEW YORK, WFIL-A/PHILDELPHIA, WBTR-A/DENVER, and WRIT-A/DETROIT.
ALL ACCESS President/Publisher JOEL DENVER noted, "I had the pleasure of working with GEORGE at WFIL-A, just before he left to join WABC-A. He was a perfectionist in the art of communicating. No one had a better one-to-one vision of talking to his audience than GEORGE.
"He brought enthusiasm, passion, and a love of life, radio and music to his nightly radio show at WFIL-A. And, he carried his love of sports into TV with the same drive and determination. We have all lost a terrific talent. I am truly saddened by GEORGE's passing."