The provocative talk show host with a refined sense of humor and a reputation for biting commentary engaged radio audiences for over 30 years on KABC/Los Angeles. His early career included gigs in South Africa and Great Britain, but it was here in the United States where listeners would come to know Jackson for his uninhibited questioning style. Equally comfortable with the celebrities and politicians alike, Jackson's U.S. tenure began in Massachusetts. He would later chair an all-night show out of San Francisco before settling downstate.

Frequently voted Outstanding Radio Personality of the Year. Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth and France's President Mitterand have both honored Jackson with membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and a presentation of the French Legion of Merit Award. He holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Western School of Law; and his peers have recognized his entertaining and probing style with four Golden Mike Awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 1997-98, he was voted Number One Radio Talk How Host of the Year. His star is proudly included on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Michael Jackson was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.