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: New Workspace Aims to Inspire Women Entrepreneurs

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Products of local ag start-up Think Eat Live for sale at a local grocery store. (via Facebook)

St. Louis Start-Up Invents New Flour to Make Baked Goods Healthier

“Our larger goal is to change the food supply so that people can have healthier things that they love to eat,” Caryn Staebler of Think Eat Live said.

02/06/2017

Liverpool FC and AS Roma play the first half of their friendly soccer game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 1, 2016.   Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

“Sports Tech Is Booming” – How St. Louis is Getting in the Game

The sports technology industry is “booming” and St. Louis is right the middle of the action thanks to an investment and accelerator program specifically for sports-related start-ups.

02/06/2017

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Nestlé’s Bringing Hundreds of Tech Jobs to St. Louis

Nestlé plans to centralize its domestic IT operations in St. Louis as part of a wider corporate reorganization, which includes moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Virginia.

02/01/2017

The bread aisle has been well-trafficked at the Schnucks at Hampton Village the evening of Friday, January 12, 2017. (KMOX/Alex Degman)

What’s Flying Off St. Louis Grocery Shelves Ahead of Ice Storm?

Gigantic checkout lines, barren bread shelves and alcoholic essentials.

01/13/2017

The Pfizer company logo as protesters from Doctors without Borders rally in front of Pfizers headquarters April 27, 2016 in New York. Doctors Without Borders delivered a petition signed by 370,000 people demanding a lower price for their lifesaving pneumonia vaccine.

Pfizer Plans to Move Into New $200 Million Chesterfield Campus

It ranks as one of the largest business investments in the history of St. Louis County

11/22/2016

(via Sparo Labs)

St. Louis Start-Up’s Device to Prevent Asthma Attacks Goes On Sale

The goal of Wing is to allow people to take their medication to prevent, say, an asthma attack, much like diabetics don’t have to wait until a blood sugar crisis actually occurs to take action.

11/21/2016

An outside look at the @4240 building inside the Cortex Innovation District.

Cortex Tech District to Announce Big Expansion Today

A lot of the land that’s vacant right now between I-64 and Forest Park Ave. is going to get built on.

10/20/2016

A technician verifies the gigabit speed of AT&T's new Gigapower service in St. Louis. (Photo provided)

No More Internet Envy, ‘Ultra Fast’ Gigabit Speeds Arrive

It’s the fastest hook-up ever offered to general consumers in St. Louis.

08/11/2016

(via Uber)

Mayor Slay Tells Uber — Time to Get With the Program

Any unofficial ‘grace period’ Uber had here is now over, Mayor Slay informed the company in a letter today.

08/03/2016

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