Stepping away from the microphone, WXPN’s Michaela Majoun restarts her screenwriting career


When she first moved to Philadelphia, WXPN host Michaela Majoun didn’t intend to stay very long.

“My plan was to come to Philly, get on the radio in a major market, and then go back after a year and use the job here to get a job there so I could support myself while writing,” she said.

At that time, Majoun was living in Los Angeles and pursuing a screenwriting career, which she intends to revive after signing off today as a radio host of 26 years.

She says she’ll finally have the time and tranquility to focus on penning screenplays and television scripts.

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“My job is more involving than just being on the air in the morning,” Majoun said. “I need a lot of time and more rest and more quiet and centeredness to be able to write. And I’m really looking forward to that.”

Not wasting any time, Majoun has already written a script that she intends to submit for a fellowship.

She had always wanted to write for the screen, but one thing that has changed since she first came East is her desire to move back to Los Angeles. Majoun says she’ll continue living right here in her adopted city of Philadelphia.

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