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

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Metropolitan Taxicab Commission chairman Louis Hamilton (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

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Louis Hamilton says he can’t compromise on background checks as a matter of Missouri state law.

07/02/2015

An UberX driver (photo: Uber)

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Uber calls commission’s requirements “onerous” and calls them a “charade” to keep the service out.

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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)

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Smartphone-based ride service UberX plans to offer free rides in St. Louis City and County over the long holiday weekend, amidst regulatory stalemate.

06/30/2015

The Synek Draft System (Photo: Facebook)

Snyek, the Countertop Draft Beer System, Launches With Nationwide Tour

Synek, the countertop draft beer system, will launch tonight with a street party in Soulard, followed by a 35 city, cross-country road trip.

06/25/2015

The rooftop garden at 14th and Convention in downtown St. Louis. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Rooftop Garden Opens On Top of Downtown Building

There’s a rooftop downtown which takes the notion of a backyard farm to a whole ‘nother level — three stories up.

06/25/2015

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Short-Staffed University City Has to Briefly Close Fire Station

The city says a combination of vacation time and people calling in sick caused the short-staffing issue, but as soon as they realized there was a problem they called in more personnel on overtime.

06/16/2015

A rendering of the proposed St. Louis NFL stadium from a video released June 15, 2015. (YouTube/HOK)

Buck Lends Voice to St. Louis Stadium Video

Joe Buck, whose voice is synonymous with Super Bowls and the World Series, provides the soundtrack for a new video from the St. Louis Stadium Task Force.

06/15/2015

Photo of an UberX driver, provided by the company.

Uber vs. Taxicab Commission — Terms of a Treaty Could Come This Month

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Uber, the smartphone-based ride service, says negotiations with the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission have “gone dark,” something the commission’s chairman disputes. Uber’s Midwest general manager Sagar Shah says the last contact was about […]

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Fenton Mayor: Get Factory Workers Back on old Chrysler Property

The idea of a hockey arena and entertainment area like Ballpark Village in Fenton would be less beneficial than a retailer says Mayor Polizzi.

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