According to his bio, Mike Claiborne is "a 30-year market veteran, including more than 10 years at KMOX, has done pre- and post-game shows for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues over the years."
Mike shares great stories about Cardinals heroes including Bob Gibson, Willie McGee, Mike Shannon, and Tommy Pham. But he also talks about what it was like growing- and coming-up in St Louis.
Here's a glance at how the conversation went:
Chapter 1. "Volunteered to take a pay-cut..." Mike has been a staple on St Louis sports radio for 30 years and he's paid his dues. (0:00-13:00)
Chapter 2. Black men in the big leagues and in the booth. (13:00-22:22)
Chapter 3. Is KMOX really "The Voice" of St Louis? (22:30-27:30)
Chapter 4. Drinks with Bob Gibson and Willie McGee lead to a memorable story. (27:30-31:30)
Chapter 5. "Make sure you take care of the next guy." An invaluable lesson learned from the legendary Mike Shannon. (31:30-38:00)
Chapter 6. A broader look at the state of the African American community today. (39:00-45:15)
You can also catch guest host Hank Thompson on the air Sunday nights at 6pm on 88.7 WSIE.
*Get well soon, DJ Wilson!*