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Mike Friedman

Mike Friedman

Sports Director

KFDM was my first job in TV, I put myself through college working in women`s shoes at the Dillard`s in Scottsdale Fashion Square. We made commission on top of hourly, let`s just say I took quite a cut in pay to pursue my dream job and come to KFDM. I worked at a local grocery store in high school. I was in the deli bakery and they would always let me get on the intercom to announce the "delicious hot French bread right out of the oven and located at check-stand number eight for your shopping convenience".

There`s no question the people here are my favorite thing in SETX. I`ve been so fortunate to have met some great student athletes and work with some incredible high school coaches.

When not trying to get the scoop on the latest in SETX sports, I can`t get enough of my twin baby girls. They`ll always be my baby girls no matter how old they get and I spoil them to death. They`re true southeast texans, they were saying "y`all" and "fixin- to" before they were 3.

I`ve had some great memories from my years here at KFDM. One of my favorite stories was one of my first mid-county madness features. I used the comparison of King Kong vs Godzilla, it`s a colossal battle only southeast texans can understand. I also enjoyed my first meeting with now OKC Thunder Center Kendrick Perkins. Coach Andre Boutte granted me his first TV interview, he was just about to start his Freshman season at Ozen. I can remember a lot of "yes sir`s" and I don`t think he looked up from staring at his feet the whole time. To cover Kendrick from then until now has been great.

The return of Lamar University football is one thing I will never forget. I along with so many in the area wanted local college football and I enjoy every bit of having the Cardinal Football team now. The Coach Ray Woodard airs Sunday nights at 11:05pm during the season with yours truly as the host.

I`ve had some great stories on the bigger stage too, Scottie Pippen`s debut with the Rockets is one I`ll always remember. The Astros move from the Dome to then Enron Field was a treat. The first training camp for the NFL expansion Houston Texans. It`s been so much fun and I know there`s still so much more to come.

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