Former 3TV sportscaster Mike Chamberlin entertains with his guitar and friends in HOBI Museum fundraiser, Dec. 12

Join Mike Chamberlin, whom Valley viewers know for his many years reporting and anchoring sports on KTVK-TV (Channel 3) and KPHO-TV (Channel 5) in Phoenix, in his retirement role as full-time entertainer in a Dec. 12 benefit for the House of Broadcasting Inc. Museum.

Mike Chamberlin. Courtesy Mike Chamberlin,

Mike Chamberlin. Courtesy Mike Chamberlin,

“Mike Chamberlin & Friends” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, in Kendal Hall at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Chamberlin, who since retiring in 2008 has focused on spiritual singing, will be joined by local celebrities Pat McMahon, Al McCoy, Buddy Owens and Dick Moore. The evening’s master of ceremonies will be KTVK’s morning-show host Scott Pasmore.

Copies of Chamberlin’s book, God Has a Sense of Humor for Heaven’s Sake, and his CDs of Christmas songs and songs of the World War II era will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from tickets at $10 per person (children 12 and younger are free) support the HOBI Museum in Scottsdale, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For information or reservations call 480-893-1324 or email

Two Longtime Valley Journalists Die

Longtime Valley writer, broadcaster dies

Jan B. Jacobson, a journalist, photographer, realtor, author, editor, public relations and marketing consultant, and morning radio show host, whose contributions to the television industry garnered her the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ prestigious Governor’s Award, died on the evening of July 16 in Phoenix. She was 58 years old.

“Jan has been a driving force in the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for more than 20 three years,” says Dr. John Craft, Rocky Mountain Southwest chapter board member and professor of communications at Arizona State University. Jan and Dr. Craft joined the board of the chapter together in the mid-80’s and serves as officers together. She worked with Dr. Craft to incorporate the chapter and build its credibility. Continue reading