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.
Mike and Seth Talk about the mess the Cleveland Browns have become, how bad their owner is and how Johnny Manziel caused a fan to cry on the radio.
Mike and Seth Talk about the injury to Marshawn Lynch, the Michigan grave walk and the Rockets awful start.
Mike and Seth Talk about the Chron commentators that for some odd reason are in love with T.J. Yates over Brian Hoyer. They do realize that Yates completed less than 50 percent and blew a TD pass to Hopkins in the first quarter.
Mike and Seth Talk about Johnny Manziel partying in a bar during a bye week, Peyton Manning being unhappy about not playing and whether or not he’ll come back next season and an interesting promo Eddie George did for a Titans/Jaguars game.
Mike and Seth Talk to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle about the Texans’ offense, the potential Clowney/Watt feud and much more!
Mike and Seth Talk about the job security of Les Miles, the amazing play of the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Cougars loss to UCONN, and the play of Brock Osweiler and what it means for Peyton Manning.
Mike and Seth Talk about Ezekiel Elliott’s comments after he got only 12 carries against Michigan State.
You have to give Bill O’Brien this: when he and his team are in a tricky situation, with limited resources, they find a way to come through. The Texans won two games late in 2014 with Case Keenum, and have now won 2 in a row against AFC playoff contenders with 5.5 quarters of TJ Yates.
Mike Meltser writes about the biggest issue surrounding the 2015 Houston Texans
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Meltser hosts Mad Radio Monday-Friday with Seth Payne 10a-2p on SportsRadio 610 and also hosts the Houston Texans pregame show every week. After the game, Mike will bring his biggest takeaways from […]