- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- A message from heaven (1/23/17)
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Area residents among those attending inauguration, women's march (1/22/17)90
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
For as long as many TV viewers in Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and eastern Kentucky can remember, Mike Shain has been a familiar voice and face on KFVS12, the CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau.
After 36 years at the station, Shain retired at the end of 2008. The accolades he received from his colleagues and viewers are a testimony to his on-air reports, including several years as a news anchor.
Shain is a native of Southeast Missouri. He was born in Sikeston, Mo., where he got his first taste of broadcasting by working for radio station KSIM while a senior in high school. He later worked for the other Sikeston radio station, KMPL, and also was a reporter for a while at the Sikeston newspaper, then known as the Standard.
In 1972 Shain began his long and distinguished career at KFVS, where he was a reporter, assignment editor, news director, producer and anchor. "I've always enjoyed meeting people and hearing their stories," Shain said -- the mark of good reporter anywhere in the news business.
Most of all, Shain did what he liked to do best -- and he thought it was fun. As a matter of fact, Shain put off retiring "because I was having too much fun."
We join his KFVS family, the station's viewers and his many friends in wishing Mike Shain the best in his retirement. He will be missed.