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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KMOX On the Campaign Trail with the GOP Candidates for Governor

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Vintage Loop Trolley Car Tagged with Graffiti

Graffiti – already – on one of the new cars bought for the new Delmar Loop Trolley.


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Charter Tells Time Warner Cable Office Employees to Dress Nicer

Workers for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are being told by their new bosses that the casual days are over


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‘Wing’ Asthma Prevention Invention Gets FDA Clearance

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Square Finds St. Louisans Are America’s Best Tippers

St. Louis and Denver tie for best tippers overall, both averaging 16.5 percent.


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Arch Grants Picks Ten More Companies for Summer 2016

Ten companies will get $50,000 in grants and other perks, like mentoring and connections, in exchange for moving to the city.


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Local Bottle Opener Makers Take Another ‘Bite’ At Kickstarter

In just a matter of hours, the Mamba crew has already exceeded their $5,000 fundraising goal


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Cortex District Getting “Vegetable Forward” Restaurant

Cortex President Dennis Lower said the restaurant will help the technology district become a “thriving, dynamic community.”


Centene's Clayton headquarters (photo: claycorp.com)

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Centene’s massive campus project in Clayton may come with a public cost, though there’s no dollar figure made public at this point.


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Southwest, Now With 100+ Direct Flights, Thinks International

“We’re starting to look at what an international opportunity out of St. Louis may mean,” said Dave Harvey, Southwest’s Managing Director for Business Development.




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