Sporting one of the most notable on-air names in broadcast history, Specs Howard has been in broadcasting for over six decades. To salute his long career as a TV/radio broadcaster and educator, most of it in Michigan, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters is awarding Howard its Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony July 14.
Born Jerry Liebman, Howard started his broadcast career in 1948. Later in Cleveland with Westinghouse Broadcasting he picked up his famous name.
In 1970 Howard made an investment is a small broadcasting school in Redford, Mich. That was the basis for the Specs Howard School of Broadcasting Arts, now based in Southfield, Mich. Some 10,000 students have graduated from the school over the years.
The ceremony will take place at the Grand Hotel on scenic Mackinac Island.