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Mike Meltser

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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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Meltsdown: Andrew Luck

Where does Andrew Luck stack up against other big time quarterbacks?

SportsRadio 610–01/17/2014

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Meltsdown: Girls, Hats and Tats

It’s a smorgasbord of topics in the Meltsdown today, just listen. It is awesomeness defined.

SportsRadio 610–01/15/2014

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Meltsdown: Arian Foster

Is Arian Foster a hypocrite or not? What is this Brittany girl doing? What should she do? What should Arian do?

SportsRadio 610–01/14/2014

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Meltsdown: Refs

Are refs really graded that hard? If so why are they still missing so many things?

SportsRadio 610–01/13/2014

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Meltsdown: Bobby Petrino

Would you trust Bobby Petrino to be your head coach?

SportsRadio 610–01/08/2014

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Meltsdown: Kluwe

Should Chris Kluwe be playing in the NFL right now? Was he dismissed because of his comments on same sex marriage?

SportsRadio 610–01/06/2014

Rutgers v Louisville

An Early Case For Teddy Bridgewater At No. 1

Although it is very early, I will make the case for the Houston Texans to take Teddy Bridgewater with the number one pick in the draft. I believe he is the QB prospect who has [...]

SportsRadio 610–01/03/2014

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Meltsdown: The Belichick Coaching Tree

Should Bill O’Brien be judged by the failures of Charlie Weiss, Romeo Crennel, Josh McDaniels and any other failure that has come from the Belichick coaching tree?

SportsRadio 610–01/02/2014

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Meltsdown: End Of An Era In Houston And Dwyane Wade

Mike and Seth discuss the end of an era in Houston Football as the Texans closed out an awful season and Dwyane Wade’s new baby got the guys rolling.

12/31/2013

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Bridgewater Expected To Declare For NFL Draft

Adam Lefkoe of WHAS in Louisville tells MaD Radio that he expects possible Texans QB target and Louisville underclassman Teddy Bridgewater to declare for the NFL Draft

12/30/2013

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