The History of Michael D. Sheehy (Abridged)

Throughout his Broadcast and Production career, Michael has been awarded 7 Clio Awards, a Belding, and the first Peabody Award ever given to a radio station, as well as 28 Gold and Platinum records.

In addition to his many broadcast credentials, Michael has been a guest speaker at many colleges including UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, Loyola, California State Universities at Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento, the Academy of Radio Broadcasting and a good number of Sushi bars.

His national voice-over work has included McDonalds, Shell Oil, Goodyear, NBC, the Playboy Channel, the Disney Channel, Warner Brothers Records and more.

  • Early in his Career

    Early in his career, Michael traveled the airwaves from Houston to Honolulu eventually settling at soft rock pioneer KNX FM Los Angeles in 1976, where he served as Air Personality, Music Director and ultimately, Program Director.

    Leaving the station in 1983, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of building and operating his own recording studio, creating both music and commercial production.

  • 1985

    In 1985, Michael was asked to develop a broadcast division for HLC/Killer Music, a respected music production company best known for their work with Levis 501 Blues, Gatorade and Wheaties. The HLC/Killer Music Broadcast Division soon earned a reputation as one of the country's premier broadcast jingle outlets.

    Within 4 years, Michael became VP/GM and Producer for the most ambitious project in HLC’s history, Killer Tracks, a 40 CD Production Music Library. A success, the library continues to serve as a favorite means of source music worldwide.

  • 1990

    In 1990, Michael joined the original innovators of Smooth Jazz, KTWV Los Angeles The Wave, heading up their creative/production department. Over the past few years, he has created a number of syndicated and custom Smooth Jazz jingle packages, featuring major artists of the genre.

    In addition to his Smooth Jazz work, news station KFWB Los Angeles has used Sheehy-produced bumpers, themes, and jingles for the past 15 years.

  • Since 1990

    Since 1990, he has earned 10 Gold Medals from the prestigious Promax and New York International Radio Festivals, including the 1994 “Best of Show” Grand Award over 1,380 entries from 29 nations.

  • 1991-1994

    While at The Wave, Michael also produced and hosted the televised country music video show “America’s New Country”, which aired in over 100 markets from 1991 - 1994.

    Additionally, his Western and Western Swing compilations are featured at the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum.

  • 1997

    In 1997, Michael and production partner, Groove Addicts, were presented with a Gold Medal at the Promax Awards and a World Medal at the New York International Radio Festivals for their sound design for the BBC’s Radio One Network, London.

  • 1998

    In 1998, the team was awarded another Promax Gold for “Jingle Package of the Year” for Smooth Jazz WVMV, Detroit V 98.7.

  • 1999

    1999 made it 3 in a row, earning the duo another Promax “Jingle Package of the Year” for Smooth Jazz KTWV Los Angeles The Wave.