Mike Meltser

MIKE MELTSERmeltser on headset Mike Meltser

What I do for 610: Co-host mid-day show with Seth Payne. Previously hosted 10-11am hour and worked as the update anchor for Vandermeer and Lopez. I initially came here as the afternoon update anchor.

Age, birthday: March 14

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

College: Syracuse University

How long at SportsRadio 610: Since July, 2010

How long in radio business:  Professionally since Ma,y 2008

Coolest person at SR610: John Lopez

What I love about Houston:  Weather, lack of commuting (for me, anyway), very easy place to live overall

Favorite four-letter word: FAIR

Favorite players to interview: Andre Johnson, Shane Battier, Chris Myers

Teams followed: New York Jets, Syracuse University football/basketball, Michigan football/men’s basketball, USA National soccer team

Signature phrases or lines: Fair, solid, what a mess, I’m a debacle, what a disgrace, bad job

My favorite sports experiences:

  • Having the opportunity to be on Radio Row last year at the Super Bowl
  • Attending the 2005 Ohio State-Michigan game in Ann Arbor
  • Attending Game 6 of the 2000 ALCS at Yankee Stadium
  • Seeing the Big 3 of Miami last year at Toyota Center
  • Attending a couple of different Big East Tournaments at Madison Square Garden (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Calling one of the biggest upsets (by point spread) in the history of CFB (Syracuse at Louisville 2007)
  • Doing a post-game call-in show in Madison Square Garden

Sports played, where, when, etc.: I swam for a couple of years on my high school team. There’s nothing like the feeling of being up on the blocks, ready for that horn to sound.

My family: Immediate family is my parents and sister, who attends a small liberal arts college in upstate New York (we clearly pick our colleges based on cold weather, haha)

More: I’ve had the chance to cover a couple of different sports markets. At Syracuse, you have a mix of NY-Boston-Philly, with a heavy focus on college sports, especially hoops. Doing radio work in Hartford, it was pretty concentrated on the NFL and college basketball. Being in Houston for 1.5 years, I’d say this is a very pro-sports, NFL-focused type of city.

Before CBS Radio, I had the chance to get experience working on the air at both ESPN Radio and Sirius-XM. It was a great chance to be on the campus at Bristol and to see how things get done on a national radio level. At XM, I enjoyed contributing to the NFL Radio channel. From a programming standpoint, it’s fascinating to me how you do a year-round sports talk format that’s exclusively focused on just one sport.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Berman: Talks Eagles vs. Texans And Foles Future With Philly

Philadelphia Inquirer writer Zach Berman joined Mike and Seth to discuss the upcoming Texans/Eagles match-up.

SportsRadio 610–17 hours ago

(credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Meltsdown: Todd Gurley’s Punishment

Mike and Seth debate the NCAA’s authority in punishing the University of Georgia running back.

SportsRadio 610–18 hours ago

Los Angeles Clippers v Houston Rockets

8 Takeaways To SI’s Brutal Review Of The Houston Rockets

Whew. I’m guessing this scout won’t be over to the McHale household over the holidays. Here are my personal takeaways from that relatively scathing critique:

SportsRadio 610–10/28/2014

ryan-fitzpatrick

Meltsdown: Fitzpatrick’s Harvard Education Doesn’t Matter On Field

Mike is tired of people bringing up Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Harvard education in regards to football skill.

SportsRadio 610–10/21/2014

(Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Bessire: Texans Are Favored vs Steelers

Paul Bessire of PredictionMachine.com joined Mad Radio and they discussed the Texans’ chances of defeating the Steelers on Monday Night as well as their odds to make the postseason.

SportsRadio 610–10/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Fillipponi: Steelers Fans Are Spoiled

Andrew Fillipponi of 937 The Fan in Pittsburgh joined Mike and Seth on MaD Radio to discuss bandwagon Baylor fans, reactionary Steelers fans and Pittsburgh’s chances in anticipation of the Texans Steelers Monday Night Football game.

SportsRadio 610–10/20/2014

(Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Meltsdown: Cousins on the Texans?

Who wanted him again?

SportsRadio 610–10/20/2014

New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs

Why Monday Night Football Is Not Good

Mike Meltster takes a look at the Monday Night Football and why it is not the best thing for the Texans this week as they head to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. 1. Playing well on [...]

SportsRadio 610–10/16/2014

(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mike Meltser’s Week 7 CFB Picks

Penn State +1 at Michigan – Michigan barely covered the 3 point spread against Rutgers last week, but the season is clearly spiraling downhill. The Wolverines lost RB Derrick Green for the season, and he was [...]

SportsRadio 610–10/10/2014

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Mike Meltser’s Week 6 CFB Picks

Mike Meltser gives his pick for week 6 in college football

SportsRadio 610–10/03/2014

next

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,208 other followers