Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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"Boss Jock" George Michael dies

He was part of the crew at the old WFIL.

"Boss Jock" George Michael dies

The Washington Post today reports the death of George Michael, who was a popular WFIL "Boss Jock" during its heyday (1966-74) and went on to become a popular sportscaster in Washington, D.C., with "The George Michael Sports Machine."

"King George," who had a two-year battle with cancer, was 70.

Funeral services will be in the D.C. area sometime in January.

Here's background from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.

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