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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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Meltsdown: College Basketball and Cleveland

College Basketball has a huge flaw that they need to fix and does the latest debacle by the Browns actually give you more hope for them?

SportsRadio 610–02/12/2014

Michael Sam, Hitchcock, Texas Native looks to be the first openly gay NFL player. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Meltsdown: Michael Sam

Not really a normal Meltsdown but it is a big story.

SportsRadio 610–02/10/2014

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Meltsdown: Tony Gonzalez

All due respect, but really Tony?

SportsRadio 610–02/07/2014

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 12: A snowboarder flies thru the Olympic Rings during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at BC Place on February 12, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Meltser Joins MaD Radio For Epic Olympic Breakdown

Mike’s Dad comes on the show to talk about Mother Russia, the Olympics, Sochi, and cross-country skiing.

SportsRadio 610–02/06/2014

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Meltsdown: Fouling Out

The NBA has a rule and Mike thinks it is terrible.

SportsRadio 610–02/06/2014

New York City Prepares For Super Bowl XLVIII

Meltsdown: Cold Weather Super Bowl

Could there be more cold weather Super Bowls?

SportsRadio 610–02/05/2014

As a young Bills fan in the early 90's, I dreamed of taking a blurry selfie with Andre Reed on my iPhone 5 then posting it to the Internet via a wireless connection. #SelfiesWithSeth presented by Zadok Jewelers

Meltsdown: Hall Of Famers

Mike thinks the Baseball Hall of Fame does one thing better than the Pro-Football Hall of Fame.

SportsRadio 610–02/04/2014

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett Is A Unicorn And You Should Be Too

Martellus Bennet joined MaD Radio during the Meltsdown to talk about how Marshawn Lynch handled the media this week, how he is promoting himself, and he decided that he wanted to stick around a little longer to talk about Houston and has a pretty shocking admission about Texas.

SportsRadio 610–01/30/2014

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Meltsdown: Jahvid Best Is Suing The NFL?

Javid Best is suing the NFL and Mike is not about that life.

SportsRadio 610–01/29/2014

Draft Day (with very special guest star Roger Goodell) was two hours well spent.

Meltsdown: Big Surprise, NFL Is The Most Popular Sport

Bet you didn’t see that one coming. People like the NFL.

SportsRadio 610–01/27/2014




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