Michigan statewide syndicated radio personality Michael Patrick Shiels is among five honorees inducted into the 2016 class of the Michigan Irish American Hall of Fame.
Shiels is the arts and entertainment category inductee. He hosts “Michigan’s Big Show,” which originates from Lansing and is heard on nine stations statewide. He has won “Network Radio Personality of the Year” in the MAB’s Broadcast Excellence Awards on multiple occasions.
He hosts his show live from Ireland each St. Patrick’s Day.
Other inductees include former Governor James J. Blanchard, Detroit Public Schools Special Education Teacher Kathleen Dewan O’Neill (who also hosts a weekly Irish radio show on WNZK-AM in Detroit); writer and Schoolcraft College Adjunct Professor James J. O’Kelly; and Michael W. Kerwin, who serves on the Executive Board of the Gaelic League and is Chairman of its Culture Committee.
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