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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An UberX driver (photo: Uber)

St. Louis Taxi Commissioner Applauds Austin Vote on Uber Checks

An Uber battle in Austin, Texas is reminiscent of last year’s fight here between the ride service and taxi commissioners.

05/11/2016

A shipping container becomes a craft beer bar at World Wide Technology Soccer Park. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Saint Louis FC’s Home Opener: ‘Big and Rowdy’

The chants and cheers of more than 5,000 fans roared from World Wide Technology soccer park Saturday

04/18/2016

Muslims hand out free donuts to those in line for the Donald Trump rally. (Photo via Faizan Syed)

St. Louis Muslims Offer Peace Through Pastries at Trump Rally

The lines to see Donald Trump began forming before daybreak. Surely some of those standing for hours would be hungry, and Faizan Syed was hungry for some conversation with them.

03/14/2016

Kevin Demoff, St. Louis Rams Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, talks about the team's decision to fire head coach Steve Spagnuolo and General Manager Billy Devaney during a afternoon press conference at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on January 2, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Bad Football in St. Louis Gave Rams Execs Time to Plan for LA

Demoff even said he distracted himself with the stadium project in Inglewood, Calif., after quarterback Sam Bradford tore his A.C.L. in 2014.

03/14/2016

Courtesy Scott Gallagher Soccer Club/STLFC

Anheuser-Busch Holding Fundraiser to Help Restore Soccer Park

Tickets are $50, which includes a selection of A-B beer products, food and entertainment from the Two Trees Acoustic Duo.

03/09/2016

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These Are the St. Louis Area Sports Authority Locations Closing

The retailer says it plans to close or sell about 140 stores and two distribution centers.

03/03/2016

A new signboard is displayed at the Thomson Reuters building in Canary Wharf in London, on April 17, 2008. Thomson Reuters Corp launched on the London stock market on Thursday, creating the world's biggest provider of financial data to trading floors and overtaking US rival Bloomberg. Thomson Reuters was formed after Canada's Thomson Corp bought British-based media and information group Reuters for 8.7 billion pounds (11.5 billion euros, 17 billion dollars) in a deal which was completed on Thursday.

Thomson Reuters Adding Jobs in West St. Louis County

The media and information company is adding 20 new jobs that are described as “high paying” to its campus in Creve Coeur. Right now, about 600 people work there.

03/03/2016

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St. Louis Area Middle and High School Students — Get Ready to Hack

Spearheading the program is Michael Palmer, who founded Code Red Education which provides schools with computer science curriculum.

03/03/2016

A whiteboard during Venture Cafe at CIC St. Louis. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

State of St. Louis Tech: More Jobs Coming, More ‘Exits’ Needed

St. Louis tech companies intend to hire another 501 people in the first six months of 2016 and 764 people for the full year.

03/02/2016

Kids pose on their new basketball court at KIPP Inspire Academy (Photo courtesy KIPP Inspire Academy)

‘Project Blacktop’ Builds Basketball Court for North St. Louis Kids

It’s made possible through Rally St. Louis, the website where average St. Louisans propose community projects, vote them to the top, and then donate to make them happen.

02/29/2016

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