Michael started volunteering at KPBX not long after it first went on the air as a full-power NPR member station in January of 1980. He hosted his first nighttime jazz show late in 1982 and continues to produce a weekly jazz show every Friday night. Along the way, he has served as temporary host of the Sunday night new age music show Soundspace and the Saturday night Blues show. He also fills in as occasional host for Sunday Morning Classical. In June 1987, Michael launched a new music show through which he wanted to present both traditional and contemporary music from all around the world. As of this update (June 2015), Michael has produced over 1430 two-hour editions of his world music show, The Saturday Cafe. When not hosting jazz, world, and classical music shows here at KPBX, Michael is an avid listener to "most everything that is broadcast on public radio." He adds, "whenever I think about it--which I try not to do too often--I can't help but conclude that I have the best job here!"