The Michael J. Thorp Show

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Michael J. Thorp is a broadcaster, writer and program consultant.  He has done it all in the radio; DJ, a talk show host, program director, a news reporter and news director, play by play announcer, copywriter, voice talent and more. He created, produced and hosted “The Huckleberry Radio Hour” a live radio variety show broadcast from the Genesee County Park’s Crossroads Village.  It ran from 2007-2011 and won 2 EMMYS.

On television he was a news anchor/reporter for ABC television, creator and host of University of Michigan Public Television’s “Homepage Magazine”, and is currently host of, “Michael J. Thorp’s The American Civil War Years”, for which he was nominated for an EMMY in 2012.

Michael has published 3 books, based in and on Michigan; “The Great, Great Lakes Trivia Test-The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Michigan”, and a children’s book, “The Legend of the Abominable Huckleberry.” He was also a contributor to “American Civil War Years: the Reenactors Telling”, which was released in June of 2014. His most recent book, “Michigan’s Thumb Drive” was released in November 2014.

Michael J. was born and raised in Flint and Davison, graduated from Davison High School and the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in History.  He is married to Ginny and has two daughters and two Granddaughters.


Genesee Health Plan and Genesee Health Systems on The Michael J. Thorp Show 12-20-16

Yvonne Lewis of Genesee Health Plan and Dan Burns, Behavioral Therapy Supervisor for Genesee Health System discuss a number of services they supply, plus they speak to stress around the holidays and seasonal depression.

Genesee Health Plan

Yvonne Lewis of Genesee Health Plan discusses changes to the Affordable Care Act under President-Elect Trump (so far  – none), plus deadlines to get signed up.

Genesee Health Plan and Valley Area Agency on Aging

Michael J. Thorp talks with Yvonne Lewis of Genesee Health Plan and Kathy Boles of the Valley Area Agency On Aging about what they are doing for senior citizens during the water crisis, fall prevention programs for seniors and more.


Swartz Creek 2nd grader Delani with Michael J Thorp on Supertalk 1570! She is in the running to have her drawing displayed on soap dispensers in schools all over! Vote for her at!

Genesee Health Plan 2-7-17

Yvonne Lewis and Cindy Zedo of Genesee Health Plan discuss Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.


Can you sue the city, county or state if your car is eaten by a pothole? Attorney Steve Lehto has the answer!

Listen to Lehto’s Law every Weds at 7:35am on the Michael J. Thorp Show!


According to a new report, auto thefts in Michigan declined by 1.9 percent in 2015. The report also documented Michigan’s top ten most stolen vehicles. Terri Miller, Executive Director of Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.), a statewide auto theft tipline, tells Michael J. Thorp what these numbers mean to local residents.

The Genesee Health Plan

Jim Milanowski, President and Chief Executive Office of Genesee Health Plan & Nick Evans, of Genesys Regional Medical Center/Ascension Health, discuss Veterans Resources and Presumptive Illness Benefits with Michael J. Thorp.

Genesee Health Plan Healthy Minute 3-7-17

Michael J. Thorp talks Alzheimer’s and dementia with Yvonne Lewis of the Genesee Health Plan.

Genesee Health Plan 3-21-17

Michael J. Thorp gets into colon & rectal cancer, cures, prevention and protection, with Yvonne Lewis, Director of Outreach for Geneseee Healrh Plan, and Dr. Mark Mattingly, a colon and rectal surgeon that works for all the Flint area hospitals.

Genesee Health Plan 4-11-17

Jim Milanowski, President and CEO Genesee Health Plan and E. Yvonne Lewis, Director of Outreach, Genesee Health Plan, speak to Michael J. Thorp about the Genesee Health Plan 2017 Health Care Hall of Fame Awards.


Genesee Health Plan 4-25-17

Host Michael J. Thorp speaks with Jim Milanowski, President and CEO Genesee Health Plan and Kay Doerr, Chairman of the GHP Board of Directors and Board of Health about the Tobacco 21 Initiative-Passage in Genesee County, which raises the age of purchase for tobacco products to 21.

Genesee Health Plan 5-9-17 Women's Health Services

Morning show host Michael J. Thorp talks to Teresa Dehmel, Nurse and Lead Health Navigator-Genesee Health Plan, Linda Gibson, Director of Operations-Genesee Health Plan along with E. Yvonne Lewis, Director of Outreach-Genesee Health Plan, about how the GHP Health Navigators help women to reduce their risk for chronic health conditions.

Genesee Health Plan 5-23-17

Michael J. Thorp talks to Yvonne Lewis, Director of Outreach-Genesee Health Plan and Jennifer Baker, Crim Fitness Foundation Program Manager of Physical Activity, about May being National Physical Fitness Month, and what kind of physical activity can help keep you healthy!

Diabetes classes

From time to time, Genesys Health Systems provides classes for folks with diabetes. Last week, Michael J. Thorp spoke with Tara Reed, diabetes educator with Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center about them!