Programmer Profile

Michael J.

The Show

Providing a musical oasis on your radio dial, with thoughtful song selection and information on what you're hearing.

About Michael J.

Husband of one, father of seven, father-in-law of four and grandpa of five (not counting dogs and cats). Loves a wide variety of music (thanks to WYCE), reading (mostly fiction), films (mostly independent, little-known movies) and biking on the many lovely trails in West Michigan. Still amazed by grace daily.

Favorite Albums

2019 Recording of the Year: "Mettarevolution" (Rodrigo y Gabriella)

2018 Recording of the Year: "The Tree" (Lori McKenna).

2017 Recording of the Year: "The Nashville Sound" (Jason Isbell).

2016 Recording of the Year: "I Will Not Stop Singing (Zomba Prison Project).

2015 Recording of the Year: "There's a Light" (Liz Vice).

2014 Recording of the Year: "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Lucinda Williams).

2013 Recording of the Year: "Meet Me at the End of the World" (Over the Rhine).

2012 Recording of the Year: "Bear Creek" (Brandi Carlile).

2011 Recording of the Year: "The King is Dead (The Decemberists).

2010 Recording of the Year: You Are Not Alone (Mavis Staples).

2009 Recording of the Year: The Life of the World to Come (The Mountain Goats).

All-time musical hall of fame: Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, Bruce Cockburn, John Coltrane, Sam Cooke, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Emmylou Harris, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Robert Johnson, Bob Marley, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Randy Newman, Over the Rhine, Elvis Presley, Zachary Richard, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, U2, Sarah Vaughn, Tom Waits, Dinah Washington, Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon.

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