Mike Meltser

MIKE MELTSERmeltser on headset Mike Meltser

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.

Bill O’Brien Has Turned The Houston Texans Into a College Football Team

By: Mike Meltser (@MikeMeltser) One of my philosophies about football is a simple one: have a plan. Good plan or bad plan, but an organization must always have a plan. Watching the Texans get humiliated by the Jaguars 29-7 on Sunday at NRG Stadium, and seeing a mid-game Week 1 QB change for the second […]


Camp Confidential: A New Starter At Safety

Judging by today’s practice, Marcus Gilchrist has a solid chance to start at the safety spot opposite Andre Hal. He seemed to hold up fairly decently, specifically stuffing the run. I’ll be curious to see how much he plays in the preseason.


Camp Confidential: First Practice With The Patriots

I did think that defense also made it hard on Brady, who wasn’t happy with the offense after one of the early periods. It seemed like JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus were consistently around the QB. Brady did hit most of his receivers down the field, but I thought the Texans defensive backs hung in reasonably well.


Camp Confidential: Watson With 1st Team & Light Practice Before Pats

This seemed like a more light, though spirited training camp practice. It lasted roughly ninety minutes, and the Texans dealt with alternating drizzle and sometimes harder rain at the Greenbrier. The team had no pads; just jerseys, shorts and helmets today.


Meltser: Astros Come In Short At Deadline; Still Bright Side

Mike Meltser gives his thoughts on the Astros remaining relatively quiet at the trade deadline


Mad Radio’s Texans Training Camp Predictions

With the first practice for the Houston Texans at Training Camp in West Virginia on Tuesday Mike Meltser and Seth Payne take a look at what to expect for Training Camp this year and bring you their 5 predictions.


MELTSER: 4 Texans Questions That Must Be Answered During Training Camp

Just over a week away from the Houston Texans Reporting to Training Camp Mike Meltser (Mad Radio 6a-10a On SportsRadio 610) looks at the four questions that the team needs to have answered by the time Training Camp finishes up.


MELTSER: 4 Areas Astros Need To Improve This Summer

As the dog days of summer move through Houston the Astros are sitting pretty on top of the MLB Standings and look poised for a deep run come the postseason this Fall. Even though they are a powerful force right now there are a few things I’d like to see them do better to ensure success in the playoffs. 


Mike Meltser’s Things to Watch During Texans OTAs

Houston Texans Official Team Activities begin this week and that means that we will start getting an idea about how the 2017 team will work out. Here are some questions that I think we should be watching during these first practices of the Texans offseason.


Mike Meltser’s Early Offseason Thoughts

Overall, we’re in a big wait-and-see mode to really evaluate the offseason. So far, the biggest moves have been to trade Brock Osweiler, and to not place the franchise tag on AJ Bouye, who ended up walking away to Jacksonville It would be fascinating to know how the Texans internally valued the salary cap space […]