Mike Osborne

News Director

Mike Osborne is the newest addition to the on-air staff at WMOT. He now serves as the News Director for Middle Tennessee Public Radio and can be heard on-air daily.

 

Mike has worked in media for most of the last 40 years, beginning with radio at the age of 14. His first broadcast experience was reading the news for High School radio station WRCJ-FM in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Two years later Mike landed his first professional gig, doing graveyard shifts at WKFI-AM, a small-town station in Central Ohio. After graduating from High School, Mike quickly moved up to become the station’s Program Manager at just 20 years of age.

 

For more than two decades, Mike worked for international radio station KNLS. The station broadcasts shortwave radio programs from transmitters in Alaska down the Pacific Rim and into East Asia. Mike served as the host for the station’s English Language Service transmissions for nearly twenty years. His on-air work generated listener response from more than 100 nations and all the continents, including Antarctica.

 

During his years with KNLS, Mike also did freelance work for several media outlets, including Voice of America, Associated Press Radio, World Vision Radio, the USA Radio Network, and the radio division of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

  

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8:33am

Mon January 23, 2012
Top Stories

Blue Raiders Continue Winning Streak

MOBILE,‭ ‬Ala.‭ (WMOT) ‬- The Blue Raider men’s‭ ‬and women’s‭ ‬basketball teams are on quite a roll.‭ ‬

The Lady Raiders extended their winning streak Saturday night to‭ ‬10‭ ‬games with a‭ ‬60-53‭ ‬victory over South Alabama at Mobile.‭  ‬

The men’s team‭ ‬also beat‭ ‬South Alabama.‭ ‬The‭ ‬68-47‭ ‬win gave the men their‭ ‬11th-straight victory to improve to‭ ‬19-2‭ ‬on the season,‭ ‬marking the best start in MTSU history.‭ ‬

The‭ ‬men's and women’s squads  remain the Sun Belt’s only undefeated teams.‭ ‬

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7:34am

Fri January 20, 2012
Corker, Alexander Criticize Pres. Obama

Tenn. Senators React to Pipeline Block

WASHINGTON‭ (‬AP‭) — ‬Tennessee’s‭ ‬Republican‭ ‬Senator’s‭ ‬are‭ ‬reacting strongly to President Barack Obama’s decision to‭, at least temporarily‭, ‬block‭ ‬the‭ ‬$7‭ ‬billion Keystone oil pipeline.

Lamar Alexander‭ ‬says he can’t understand why the president failed to move ahead on a‭ ‬project that would,‭ ‬as the Senator put it,‭ ‬“...make us less reliant on oil from hostile countries.‭”

Senator Bob Corker was even more scathing,‭ ‬saying the president’s decision is‭ ‬election year politics and concluding,‭ “‬...we really need the energy and the jobs.‭”

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8:50am

Wed January 18, 2012
ACLU Tenn. Announces Legislative Priorities

Agendas Take Shape for Legislative Session

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Tennessee Republicans go into the current Tennessee General Assembly firmly in control of both the House and Senate, and with a clear legislative agenda.

They’re not the only ones. Political action groups with a wide range of interests are also gearing up for the session.

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12:23pm

Fri November 4, 2011
Plan to Walk Around Three Downtown Banks

Occupy Protesters March in Murfreesboro

An Occupy Wall Street inspired march is getting underway at this hour in downtown Murfreesboro.

Occupy Murfreesboro leaders have permits to assemble on the grounds of the county courthouse.

Protestors say they’ll also march around three downtown banks; all within a few blocks of the square.

One of the protest organizers, local resident Connor Moss, says Occupy Murfreesboro usually has about 20 people at their meetings, but expects about a hundred protesters to attend today’s march.

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