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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Mad Radio MeltsDown 12-31-2015

Mike and Seth discuss comments Bill Belichick made about the Chip Kelly firing.

SportsRadio 610–12/31/2015

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Mad Radio Talks to a Text Line Bully

Mike and Seth Talk to a caller who wants to apologize for bullying them on the text line.

SportsRadio 610–12/31/2015

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Mad Radio with SEC Network Analyst Greg McElroy

Mike and Seth Talk to the former Alabama quarterback and current SEC Network analyst about the bowl game between U of H and Florida State, the pro potential of Connor Cook and Paxton Lynch, and the college football playoffs.

SportsRadio 610–12/30/2015

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Mad Radio MeltsDown 12-30-2015

Mike is tired of the Marcus Thornton super fans on Twitter and later Mike dazzles us with his Andrew Luck impression.

SportsRadio 610–12/30/2015

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Mad Radio MeltsDown 12-29-2015

Mike and Seth Talk about the Big 12 conference possibly expanding and which schools make sense or don’t make sense to be added.

SportsRadio 610–12/29/2015

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Mad Radio Sports Quiz 12-29-2015

Seth gives Mike an end of the year sports quiz to test his knowledge.

SportsRadio 610–12/29/2015

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Mike Meltser’s Random Sports Takes From The Holiday Weekend

Mike Meltser gives his thoughts on the last 3 days in the sports world

SportsRadio 610–12/27/2015

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Mad Radio on DeAndre Hopkins’ Next Contract

Mike and Cody discuss how much Hopkins will ask for and how much the Texans should be willing to pay him.

SportsRadio 610–12/24/2015

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Mad Radio MeltsDown 12-24-2015

Mike and Cody ask an unanswerable question; why has every Texans quarterback over the last two or three years gotten hurt?

SportsRadio 610–12/24/2015

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Mad Radio Mad Takes 12-24-2015

Mike and Cody talk about an NFL player that only received a fine but should have been suspended, give a review of the Houston Zoo Christmas Lights event, and much more!

SportsRadio 610–12/24/2015

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