Michael Patrick Shiels was producer for legendary Detroit radio host, J.P. McCarthy, and also worked with Dick Purtan, who, like McCarthy, is in the Radio Hall of Fame. Shiels has been named "Network Radio Personality of the Year" by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters on multiple occasions. He's authored nine books, including collaborations with Donald Trump, Larry King, Arthur Hills, and Ben Wright. His latest book, "Invite Yourself to the Party," tells of his inside radio tales and brushes with celebrity.
In addition, Shiels' travel articles have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, Cigar Aficionado, Travel + Leisure, Bermuda Royal Gazette, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Automotive News, Traverse Magazine, Traverse City Record-Eagle, Booth Newspapers, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Heritage Newspapers, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and more. He has visited more than 35 countries, been on staff at the PGA Tour, and provided advance work for two Presidential campaigns so far.
Michael Patrick Shiels received the honor of a "State of Michigan Special Tribute" in front of the State Senate. Senators Gretchen Whitmer and Mike Kowall, plus Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, and MPS spouse Dr. Christine Tenaglia. Shiels stated, in a word, was speechless at the ovation. The proclimation reads: "His show leaves a lasting impression upon his listeners, and serves to keep them in touch with news, politics, events, financial reports, and sports stories that matter most."
Michigan's BIG Show starring Michael Patrick Shiels is the radio and television program West Michigan residents choose to wake up to, and is live from 6a to 9a weekdays. Shiels is a personality-based, newsmaker interview show covers politics in a non-partisan manner, plus entertainment, sports, lifestyles, travel and everything in between, while easing statewide listeners through their mornings and keeping them entertained and informed.
Shiels asks relevant questions—pointed, but with respect—and recognizes that listening is the most important quality of a good interviewer.
"Everyone is an expert at something," explains Michael Patrick, who uses humor and surprises to draw out interviewees. "Every person has a story. Just like Johnny Carson, my job is to get our guests to the point of their story while allowing them to express themselves in a genuine manner in authentic conversation."