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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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 […]

06/10/2015

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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.

06/10/2015

The Donald Danforfth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Is This ‘Cortex West’? Planting Seeds for a Plant Science District in Creve Coeur

West county’s plant science district would be a counterpart to the city’s Cortex Innovation District

05/26/2015

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Taxicab Commissioner Hopes for UberX Vote This Summer

Not one, but two St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commissioners are on the case

05/19/2015

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LockerDome’s Lozano Says Banning Ride Services ‘Embarassing’ for STL

“This is the equivalent of someone saying ‘we’re a high-tech area,’ and yet we block access to the Internet,” LockerDome founder Gabe Lozano says.

05/18/2015

The old Famous Barr building in downtown St. Louis. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Macy’s Lease on Old Famous Barr Building Almost Up; What Then?

Downtown St. Louis’ massive Railway Exchange Building, better known as the old Famous-Barr, then Macy’s, building is still empty.

05/14/2015

A look inside AB Mauri's new headquarters and 'baking lab' in the Cortex Innovation District. (Photo courtesy Becca Francis)

From Suburb to City — AB Mauri Loves Life in Cortex Innovation District

AB Mauri recently moved their headquarters from the Chesterfield office park into the Cortex Innovation District.

04/17/2015

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D.C. Brewers Taste St. Louis Craft Beer Scene

Schlafly’s delivery trucks say they hail from “America’s craft beer capital,” and, as KMOX’s Michael Calhoun found it, it’s a tagline that might actually ring true.

04/17/2015

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Budweiser and the Big Apple — Brewery Hiring Marketers in NYC

A-B’s ‘commercial strategy’ office in the Chelsea neighborhood

04/16/2015

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Atlanta Paper Dubs St. Louis a “Cautionary Tale”; So What’s the Solution?

“St. Louis is a good example of a city that has had a couple of inflection points over the years, and unfortunately, did not make the right decisions.”

04/15/2015

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