DES MOINES, Iowa — Longtime WHO Radio talk show host Jan Mickelson returned to the microphone Thursday at the WHO Radio iHeart Studio at the Iowa State Fair.
Mickelson suffered a stroke last November and guest hosts have been filling in.
Mickelson announced that he will return to his show on a limited basis, from 11-11:30 a.m. each day.
Mickelson spent several months in China going through herbal and acupuncture therapy. He said the doctor there told him they used 2,400 needles on him while he was there. He is continuing that treatment with a Chinese doctor now in West Des Moines.
In his time away from Iowa, Mickelson said he really was looking forward to Iowa sweet corn. The first thing he did on his way home from the airport was stopping to buy a big batch of sweet corn. The longtime host showed some of the dry humor which has been his trademark over his tenure.
Mickelson’s fans were watching his first show back outside the windows of the studio and applauded when he announced he was coming back.