What I do for 610: Co-host Morning 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.
Looking at the franchise’s 16-year history, my guess is that most of you would answer twice: during their run in the 2011 season, and during their 12-4 season in 2012. In both seasons, Houston came up short because of quarterback issues. Matt Schaub’s season abruptly ended in 2011 because of a foot injury, and he seemed to rapidly lose effectiveness after an overtime win over the Lions on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.
Mike Meltser is preparing for the Houston Texans game as they host the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the NFL Playoffs. Here are some things that have run into his head leading up to Saturday’s matchup.
Mike Meltser gives us his two big opinions on Brock Osweiler
The defensive performance was terrific, allowing only 291 total yards, no touchdowns, and holding Alex Smith to a QBR of 10.2. The coverage on the back end was mostly very good.
Mike Meltser spent his three-day weekend hunched down on his couch watching college football’s kickoff weekend of fantastic games. During those three days, he wrote down all his big thoughts about the most impactful things he say from the weekend, that didn’t include his incredible view from his apartment.
Mike Meltser writes about 5 storylines he will be tracking during Houston’s preseason opener on Sunday against San Francisco
Training Camp is underway and every year there are position battles that can make or break the team. Here are three battles I’m looking at as camp progresses to the 53-Man Roster.
Houston Texans training camp gets underway at the Houston Methosdist Training Center on Sunday. But what do you need to look for while the Texans get ready for the season.
Here are the 5 things I will be paying attention to at Texans training camp.
There are few surprises with big NBA stars. We know all the details of their contracts, when they end, and the teams that hope to pursue them in free agency. That’s why, when the Rockets surprisingly announced an extension for James Harden on Saturday, the news seemed to come from out of nowhere. Nobody was […]
With Dwight Howard opting out of his contract, the Rockets starting lineup is as follows: PG Patrick Beverley, SG James Harden, SF Trevor Ariza, PF ________, C Clint Capela. That’s the framework I am working off of. Who should the Houston Rockets fill that gap with? I’m going to look at a lot of the free agents out there in the NBA world and tell you if they would work here in Houston or not. On to the free agents: