The sight and sound of an AP teletype machine punching out world headlines with factory precision was all it took. The news bug bit Michael Shappee at age 17 at a half-day high school program at a vocational FM in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1977.
While attending college, Michael played elevator music for a Seattle area station. Next up, KBBY in Ventura, California as the one-man-band “News Director”.
There were stints with L.A. based Money Radio, Financial Broadcasting Network and Metro Traffic before landing at KFWB in May of 1990. Growing up in Tacoma, Michael never really dreamed he’d one day cover floods, fires, earthquakes, riots and even the entertainment industry in Southern California.
When not on the radio, he spends a lot of time on the back of a Harley.