Michael Stanley, Cleveland rocker and longtime radio DJ, dies at age 72


CLEVELAND – Legendary singer-songwriter and radio personality from Cleveland Michael Stanley died on Friday at the age of 72.

On March 3, 2021, Stanley became family made a statement on his behalf to let fans know why he hadn’t performed in his usual 3pm to 7pm slot on 98.5 WNCX. Stanley’s last day in the air was February 19th.

Originally from Cleveland, Stanley has recorded several memorable hits such as “My Town” and “He Can’t Love You” over the course of several decades. In total, Stanley has recorded more than 18 albums and given hundreds of concert appearances.

In the 1970s and 80s, Stanley toured with Some of the biggest names in music, such as Foreigner, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, and The Doobie Brothers. He also worked with Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren and David Sanborn.

In addition to music, Stanley received a dozen regional Emmy Awards for his television work with Fox 8.

Most recently, he was an integral part of WNXC for the past ten years.

The corner of Euclid Avenue and Huron Road was renamed Michael Stanley Way in his honor.

CONNECTED: Michael Stanley’s family say he is absent from the air because of “serious” health problems

This story was originally reported by Drew Scofield on News5Cleveland.com.