Michael Cranston's early years in radio began with a job in Owen Sound before moving on to other stations. He worked at CHUM starting from 1966 to 1968. When he first came to Sudbury following his CHUM days, he would be known as G. Michael Cranston. He began mornings at CKSO AM. He left sometime later heading west to Edmonton and CFRN Radio & Television where he stayed from 1972 to 1976. Cranston wore several hats at CFRN. He served as Program Director, did mornings on radio and was a network anchor for television news.
He returned to CKSO AM and the Morning Show in 1976 and stayed until late in 1979.
Michael Cranston made his way to Halifax working for the Maritime Broadcasting System as News Director, a position he held for three decades.
He founded G. Michael Cranston Productions in 2000 and continues working under this banner. He provides free-lance voice work.