Michael Calhoun

calhoun Michael CalhounA native St. Louisan, Michael Calhoun grew up listening to the Voice of St. Louis.

During his high school years, Michael produced several nationally award-winning video documentaries, including one on the extensive influence and history of KMOX Radio. He interviewed such notables as Bob Costas and Dan Dierdorf and Sen. John Danforth.

In September 2003, Michael joined the staff of KFRU-AM/Columbia as reporter and news anchor. While there, he was honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for his reporting on the controversy surrounding the naming of the University of Missouri’s new basketball arena — reporting which was also featured on the ABC Radio Network.

Michael came to KMOX in the fall of 2006. During his time in the newsroom, he’s covered such important stories as the death of Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock, historic flooding on the Mississippi and Meramec Rivers, two presidential elections, the sale of Anheuser-Busch and baseball’s 2009 All-Star Game and 2011 World Series.

In August and September of 2008, Michael spent a week embedded with Missouri National Guard soldiers in Louisiana during and after Hurricane Gustav. Ask him about riding in a Humvee and eating MREs (better yet, don’t).

His work during the Kirkwood city hall shootings informed not only KMOX listeners, but those tuned into radio networks such as CBS, CNN and the Missourinet. KMOX’s coverage of that tragedy was recognized both by the Missouri Broadcasters Association and with a national Edward R. Murrow award. The station’s continuing coverage of severe flooding also earned a national Murrow.

Michael was one of the first St. Louis-area journalists to embrace Twitter.

During his free time, Michael enjoys keeping up to date on local politics, playing the violin in a local orchestra and volunteering as an instructor for the American Red Cross and as a judge for the National History Day in Missouri’s documentary competition.

He’s a graduate of Parkway West High School, attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and has an undergraduate degree from Lindenwood University.

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Nothing Impossible with Michael Calhoun and Travis Sheridan

On this week’s show, Michael and Travis meet with various entrepreneurs about tech start-ups among other topics.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–11/16/2014

TechShop's location in San Francisco, Ca. (Photo via TechShop)

TechShop Commits to Build Workshop in St. Louis’ Cortex District

The do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio will let inventors and entrepreneurs make their ideas into reality

11/14/2014

A team presents their finished product to judges at GlobalHack 1.0 on February 2, 2014. (Michael Calhoun, KMOX)

Next GlobalHack to Bring Computer Coders to Ferguson

Coders from across the country will descend on Ferguson next month.

10/29/2014

Macy's in downtown St. Louis, the old Famous and Barr store on its last day.

Wash U Design Studio to Tackle Railway Exchange Building

The massive Railway Exchange building has been empty since Macy’s closed last year.

09/29/2014

Plug and Play Ventures Associate George Damouny in Sunnyvale, CA. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Inside the Mind of a Silicon Valley Investor — What’s He Think of St. Louis?

The firm’s list of investments is like a who’s who of Silicon Valley success stories, starting with Google, but also including PayPal, Dropbox, LendingClub and Zoosk.

09/12/2014

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Algorithm Helps Predict NBA Plays… And Shopping Patterns?

The technology examines how basketball players move up the court to dissect out how plays are executed. A St. Louis start-ups thinks it could help predict shopping patterns too.

09/11/2014

A photographer takes pictures of Halloween products at CafePress' offices. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

CafePress Founder Looks At Tech Evolution in His Hometown

CafePress, now a large apparel company, started in California in 1999, although today co-founder says it could’ve easily started in St. Louis

09/11/2014

Wash U. alumni in the Bay Area are introduced to the leaders of several St. Louis tech start-ups. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Wash U. Asks Bay Area Alumni to Give Home a Second Look

The alumni were introduced to the founders of 21 local start-ups, ranging from bio-science research companies to a video game software firm.

09/11/2014

Chris Motley pitches his start-up, Better Weekdays, aboard a Southwest Airlines flight on Sept. 9, 2014.

Passengers Applaud St. Louis Start-ups’ ‘Plane Pitches’

Passengers on Southwest Airlines’ inaugural non-stop flight to San Francisco heard pitches from five of St. Louis’ most promising start-ups, then cheered for which they’d rather invest in.

09/10/2014

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St. Louis Tech Scene Flying High on New San Francisco Route

To celebrate, leaders from 21 St. Louis-based tech and biotech start-ups are filling the inaugural flight (WN2111) at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

09/08/2014

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