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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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Forest Park Hospital to be Replaced with Zoo Parking Lot

A parking lot will replace the old Forest Park Hospital, but there may be longer-term plans for the space sometime next year.

04/18/2014

Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul. Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun

Ellisville Rejects City-County Merger

Last night, aldermen stamped approval on a resolution against city-county merger efforts.

04/17/2014

St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia. Photo: KMOX

Sixth Ward Residents Vote on Participatory Budgeting Projects

If you could directly decide how to spend your tax dollars, what would you choose?

04/17/2014

Photo courtesy of Lyft

Car-Sharing App Plans Friday Launch

Lyft plans a big launch in St. Louis on Friday, although the city—and its rules and regulations—could keep the red-hot car-sharing service grounded.

04/16/2014

Photo: cortexstl.com

CORTEX Seeks Developer for Residential Project, Nearby MetroLink Stop

CORTEX wants a developer to build a residential tower, is preparing for IKEA and has Sen. McCaskill helping fund a new MetroLink stop.

04/16/2014

Photo: Frederic Cirou / Getty Images

Several St. Louis High Schools Ranked Nation’s Most Challenging

The list includes Parkway West, Lindbergh, Kirkwood, Marquette, Lafayette, Rockwood Summit, Metro Classical, John Burroughs, and Ladue.

04/14/2014

Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Body Found in Manchester Pond

An elderly female body was found, face-down, in a pond in Manchester this morning.

04/14/2014

Greetabl founder Joe Fischer at their office inside the T-REx incubator. (Photo: Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

46 Arch Grants Finalists Named

Fledgling companies from four countries are one step closer to getting $50,000—in exchange for moving to St. Louis.

04/14/2014

An artists' rendering of the proposed Delmar Loop trolley.

Lights, Camera, Fiber? Delmar Loop Gigabit Internet A-Go

Now that the Loop trolley is inching closer toward laying tracks, plans are speeding up to simultaneously bury fiber optic cable, creating what’s dubbed a “gigabit main street”

04/08/2014

Photo: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Violent Arrest Leads to Police Investigation

A tape recorded by the man’s grandson shows one officer hitting 47-year-old Mario Crump with his baton multiple times after Crump, who was seated, kicked the officer’s partner to the ground.

04/03/2014

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