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Doc began his radio career at the age of fifteen, doing 4-H Community Event reports on Saturday mornings on KVRE 1460 AM in Santa Rosa, California. He got his first real deejay experience at his college radio station, KCPR 91.3 FM, at Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, and has been hooked ever since.

Doc was the producer for the Alan Stock Show and the Dr. Carla Perez Show on KSRO 1350 AM in 1993. While working at KSRO, he was also a news reporter and writer.

Doc was one of the first deejays on KRSH 95.9 FM "The Krush" when it debuted in Santa Rosa in 1994.

Michael took on the name "Doc" during his popularity as a deejay on rock station KXFX 101.7 FM "The Fox" in Santa Rosa. During his nine years at the Fox, from 1994 to 2003, he held duties as the morning show host, midday host, afternoon drive host, and evening host. Doc was also the midday host on sister station KMGG "Magic" 97.7 FM from 2001 to 2003.

In 2003, KVRV 97.7 FM "The River" made its debut in Sonoma County, and Doc was one of the original deejays. 

After 30 years of broadcasting, Doc officially retired from radio on July 9, 2023.

"Radio was an incredible journey for me in more ways than I can describe. In a nutshell, I'll always be grateful for the opportunity to have played the kind of music that made people happy in some way. And I’m honored to have been that familiar voice that delivered it to you."

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