George Michael

George Michael

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Dec 2009 (aged 70)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 45770142 · View Source
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Sportscaster. A pioneering figure in the sports industry, his television program "The George Michael Sports Machine", which ran from 1980 to 2007 (becoming nationally-syndicated in 1984), was an innovative force with its usage of game highlights and interviews. Born George Michael Gimpel, he began his career in radio during the early 1960s as a promoter for Motown Records while attending St. Louis University. In 1966, he joined WFIL in Philadelphia as music director and disc jockey remaining there until 1974. He helped them become one of the top stations in the nation before moving to WABC in New York. Michael did play-by-play commentary for the New York Islanders prior to his relocation to Washington, D.C. in 1980, where he established himself as a popular local TV sportscaster. He earned the reputation as being one of the most energetic, knowledgeable and respected journalist in the industry. In addition to the "Sports Machine", he hosted the programs "Redskins Report" and "Full Court Press".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45770142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Michael (24 Mar 1939–24 Dec 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45770142, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.