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Michael Turner

     Michael Turner was born in Herrin, Illinois.   Like most boys in southern Illinois Michael came into the world a full-fledged St. Louis Cardinal fan - one who would be easily disowned by professing to be a Chicago Cubs fan, even as a small child.  Cardinal baseball on the radio was the soundtrack to his childhood.  A common complaint in the Turner household was that Michael listened to Jack Buck far more than he listen to his father.

      Michael is proud to be a 3rd generation SIU Saluki.  He graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Radio-Television Department - a famed factory of media talent in the Midwest as well as Nationally.   He worked in college as Sports Announcer and Feature Producer at WSIU-FM in Carbondale, IL.   He also served as Sports Sales Manager at KTUC-AM in Tucson, Arizona. Fatherhood pushed him away from his media career in a desperate attempt at being a good provider.  Later, Michael could be found in a different, but important, facet of Sports Journalism - the Sports Bar.   He was a bartender at Unicorn Sports Lounge in Tucson until the recent economic downturn prematurely ended that successful career in 2009.

     These days you can find Michael back haunting the streets of Herrin, perhaps holding a sign that says, "Will Blog for Food" when he's not providing entertainment as an occasional writer for, contributing articles about the St. Louis Cardinals.

     You can reach Michael to express satisfaction, disatifaction, or job offers at  Michael is also on twitter under the unseemly moniker of @stimpy66.