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.

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Mike Meltser: Are The Texans Free Agency Losers?

Evaluating an NFL team’s free agency decisions in March is similar to writers grading teams after Draft weekend, but it apparently must be done in 2015. NFL.com didn’t even wait until the second week of free […]

SportsRadio 610–8 hours ago

Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans

Mad Radio’s Texans Top 5 Offseason Priorities

Mike Meltser and Seth Payne took the week to look at the five biggest things the Houston Texans need this offseason. 1 – QB This is the most obvious priority. Given that Jameis Winston and […]

SportsRadio 610–02/20/2015

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Charles Johnson Discusses Playing with Teddy Bridgewater

Get the inside scoop on playing with football junkie Teddy Bridgewater and learning a lot from Norv Turner with Vikings star Charles Johnson. It’s all here on MadRadio.

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2015

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Mark Malone Talks Anything But Deflate Gate with Mike and Seth

Let’s talk anything but deflate gate. It won’t go away but Mark Malone joins Seth and Mike on Radio Row to try and get into the big game. It’s all here on MadRadio.

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2015

Lance Armstrong (Discovery Channel/USA) leaves the podium after retaining the yellow jersey as overall leader at the end of the eighth stage of the 92nd Tour de France cycling race between Pforzheim and Gerardmer, on July 9, 2005. (credit: SEBASTIEN BERDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Meltsdown from Radio Row: Wed Jan 28

Lance Armstrong is back in the news. Mike and Seth include him in the Meltsdown today on MadRadio live from Radio Row. Freedom fries, French folks, cheaters and nose thumbing. It’s all here.

01/28/2015

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Wade Smith Even Talks NBA with Seth and Mike

Pro bowl left guard Wade Smith stops by the talk Rocket trade rumors, football, Gary Kubiak and Payton Manning. It's all on MadRadio live from Radio Row.

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2015

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans

Marshall Faulk: Stopping the Run and JJ Watt

Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champ Marshall Faulk joined MadRadio and talks running backs and egos..

SportsRadio 610–01/28/2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 15: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball in the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Seattle Seahawks defeated the New York Giants 23-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mike Meltser’s Seahawks Media Observations

1. Pete Carroll openness – The Seahawks’ head coach was asked about Richard Sherman’s comments regarding the relationship between Bob Kraft and Roger Goodell, and Carroll acknowledged that Sherman is the type of personality who […]

SportsRadio 610–01/27/2015

Houston Texans Rookie Minicamp

Mike Meltser’s 2015 Texans Roster Holes

Houston Texans general manager, Rick Smith (pictured), head coach, Bill O’Brien, and newly promoted director of player personnel, Brian Gaine, have a job this off-season with the Texans roster. Let’s look at where that roster […]

SportsRadio 610–01/20/2015

Houston Texans v Cleveland Browns

Mike Meltser: Reaction To Bill O’Brien Firing Paul Dunn

Mike Meltser with a quick reaction to the firing of Texans OL coach Paul Dunn

SportsRadio 610–01/09/2015

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