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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St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission members at their meeting on July 22, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Documents Reveal Uber Rift is Widening

Today is the day local leaders hoped to have an ‘Uber summit,’ to break the stalemate that, some say, is making St. Louis a national embarrassment.

07/31/2015

The aftermath of a fire at Ferguson Brewing Company in June. (via Facebook)

Kirkwood Station Brewing Holds Fundraiser for Ferguson Brewery Employees

Kirkwood Station general manager Carlos Wilson says in St. Louis, craft breweries are both competitors and family members.

07/31/2015

Members of the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission during their July 29th, 2015 meeting. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Uber Effort Stalls at Taxicab Commission

With warring proposals flying until the last second, Metropolitan Taxicab Commissioners didn’t vote Wednesday on rules for ride-share services like UberX. The meeting began with a bang but ended with a whimper.

07/29/2015

St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission members at their meeting on July 22, 2014. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Taxicab Commission Braces For Uber Crowds, But Proposal Is Still A Mystery

The embattled Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, sensing that there may be crowds for their vote involving UberX, is moving its Wednesday meeting to the theater at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park.

07/28/2015

A photo of Edward Domain in the hospital following a 2013 taxicab accident. (Photo: provided)

Cab Company Keeps Missing Insurance Payments, Even After Uninsured Cab Accident

Taxicab Commission lost a letter from the crash victim, asking for an investigation

07/24/2015

Photo Illustration: David Ramos/Getty Images

STL Business, Civic Leaders Apply Pressure to Pro-Uber Movement

“300! There are 300 cities who have been through this,” one leader said on KMOX’s Charlie & Debbie program.

07/23/2015

A protest outside Alton City Hall on July 22, 2015 after the police shooting of a dog. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Alton Officials Do About-Face on Animal Control After Dog Killing

Wednesday’s announcement came two days after the dog was found and put down by Alton officers.

07/23/2015

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 01:  In this photo illustration, the new smart phone app 'Uber' logo is displayed on a mobile phone next to a taxi on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-halling services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app.  (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Taxicab Commission Announces Uber Concession, Doesn’t Tell Uber

“What does Uber think about all of this?” KMOX reporter asks. “I haven’t talked to them,” MTC chair responds.

07/17/2015

The packaging line at the O'Fallon Brewery facility in Maryland Heights on July 13, 2015. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Ex-Anheuser-Busch Employees Help Brew St. Louis’ Craft Beer Cred

A former AB employee says many of his ex-coworkers are making their own craft beers now.

07/15/2015

UberX drivers deliver boxes, including one with letters, to the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Is This Watergate or Boxgate? Uber Delivers Letters, Bottled Water to Taxicab Commissioners

Uber representatives delivered nine boxes to the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. One box had letters in support of the ride service. The other had bottles of water.

07/07/2015

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