Michael Patrick Shiels

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Michael Patrick Shiels is a radio personality and author from the US state of Michigan. He is the former host of Michael Patrick Shiels in the Morning, heard on nine Michigan radio stations.[1] He is also known for authoring books with Donald Trump, Larry King, Arthur Hills, and Ben Wright.[2]

Media career[edit]


Shiels has written for newspapers and magazines on golf and travel. His articles have appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cigar Aficionado, Travel + Leisure, AAA Michigan Living, Singapore’s SC Magazine, Bermuda Royal Gazette, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Automotive News, Traverse Magazine, Lake Magazine, Traverse City Record-Eagle, Booth Newspapers, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Heritage Newspapers, Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, and more.


Shiels was the long-time producer for Detroit's legendary radio host, J.P. McCarthy at WJR. He began hosting the Michigan Talk Network's morning show in 2005 until his departure in February 2012.[1] He has won the "Network Radio Personality of the Year" award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in both 2007 and 2008.


  • Shiels, Michael Patrick (1997). J.P. McCarthy... Just Don’t Tell ‘em Where I Am. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press. ISBN 978-1-886947-24-5. 
  • ——— (1999). Good Bounces and Bad Lies - The Biography of Ben Wright. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Sleeping Bear Press. ISBN 978-1-886947-22-1. 
  • ——— (2000). Speak Wright: A Literary Guide to the Game of Golf. New York: Clocktower Press. ISBN 978-1-58536-008-6. 
  • ——— (2003). Works of Art: Golf Course Designs by Arthur Hills. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Donning Publishers. ISBN 978-1-57864-233-5. 
  • ——— (2005). Golf’s Short Game For Dummies. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley Publications. ISBN 978-0-7645-6920-3. 
  • ——— (2008). Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects: A Treasury of the World's Greatest Golf Courses by History's Master Designers. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-326-4. 


  1. ^ a b Nagengast, Kate (February 29, 2012). "Talk radio host Michael Patrick Shiels leaves 'Michigan's Morning Show', Cumulus Broadcasting". MLive. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ Richards, Dave; Frisch, Kevin (October 24, 2008). "Michael Patrick Shiels authors book about golf course architects". WorldGolf.com (Press release). Golf Channel. Retrieved March 24, 2010.