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EP 134: Mike Kelly, Missouri Tigers

posted by Logan Anderson February 7, 2021 0 comments
Mike Kelly, University of Missouri

This episode features my conversation with Mike Kelly, the radio voice of Missouri Tiger football and basketball. Topics of discussion include:

  • How his student station influenced his life goal from wanting to be an attorney to a becoming broadcaster.
  • His experience in small town radio.’
  • Working for free as a correspondent at legendary station KMOX to get a foot in the door.
  • How his memory works.
  • The importance of legendary St. Louis broadcasters from his youth.
  • Working with the great Jack Buck.
  • Working with Joe Buck calling Missouri basketball.
  • How playing junior college basketball started a series of dominoes that led to his landing the Missouri job.
  • The keys to his longevity at Missouri.
  • Tips to painting the picture in great detail.
  • Deciding what aspects of someone else’s broadcast are stealable and what you should avoid repeating.
  • Dealing with fast paced no huddle offenses in football.
  • Leaving full time radio in 1997 to get into the insurance business.
  • The skills that translate from insurance to broadcasting.
  • Our different viewpoints on one of the craziest plays he ever called in 1997.
  • His broadcast horror stories.
  • Who he enjoys listening to on an day off.

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