Mike Elliott

elliottHis career spanned more than 50 years beginning at WACE radio in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1954, where he was a sports announcer for Springfield College games. Early career stops as an announcer took him to Stockton, CA, Boston, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. He began his Wisconsin broadcasting career in Milwaukee in 1973 when he signed on as host of WTMJ radio’s mid-afternoon music show. He served WTMJ a total of 13 years during three different tours of duty working as an announcer, sports personality on radio and television and as radio program director. In 1983 he was the play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros, before returning to Milwaukee as program director at WISN radio. In 1996 he became Operations Director and a sports anchor for Sports America and then from 1997 to 2000 he had music shows on WZTR-FM in Milwaukee. He made his final move in 2000 to WBKV/WBWI, West Bend, as Operations Director and morning show host on WBWI. After his retirement at the end of 2005 he continued to work part-time at the West Bend stations.

3 Comments

  1. Walt Kaufmann

    His terrific voice is off the charts. He doesn’t take a back seat to anybody. There’s few anywhere like Mike Elliott. What pipes and great delivery!

  2. Bob Duckman

    Mike Elliott was my PD at WASH in Washington. A great PD and fun to be around. Would love to touch base with him.

  3. Diana Douglas

    Mike Elliott means so much to me in my radio career. I was his morning show partner from 1997 until 2000 at WZTR in Milwaukee. What an amazing 3 years. A master class I got to take with a man who is a friend, mentor, substitute dad and golf partner. Well deserved honor Mike! Love you, man!

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