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Joseph Priestly "J.P." McCarthy
Birth: Mar. 22, 1936
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1995
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Radio Personailtiy He was the morning radio personality at WJR radio and the major media personality in the history of Detroit. WJR, Detroit's 50,000 watt AM station know widely as "The Great Voice of the Great Lakes.", but many applied this title to J.P. himself. He won a Marconi Award, was named National Radio Personality of the Year four times, and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992, the first local Detroit broadcaster to be inducted. He was widely regarded as the one of the finest interviewers in the nation. An avid golfer, boater, sports fan, and family man, J.P. was also Detroit's number one fan; he worked tirelessly to promote his city and raised over $50 million for its charities. While at the peak of his career he contracted Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a very rare blood disease, and died Aug. 16, 1995 at the age of 62. On the day before his funeral, Detroit's 28 radio stations simultaneously went silent for one minute as a tribute to the man who had so dominated this market and had brought to it national distinction. (bio by: John Sheets) 
 
Burial:
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery
Troy (Oakland County)
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Oct 10, 2005
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