Melanie joined 106-5 The Arch on-air staff in December 2012. Her radio career began in 1995 when she was hired as a weekend host with WFUN Radio, the kids station formerly known as Planet Fun. She was known as “Melanie Mouse” back then and the name has followed her since high school. What high school, you ask? She graduated from Lindbergh High School (Go, Flyers!).
She also attended college here in town, graduating with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from Lindenwood University. She spent several years working at St. Louis TV stations as a news, weather and traffic reporter. She was also fortunate enough to work at TV stations in San Diego, New Orleans and Tucson.
She’s excited about her new position at the Arch and looks forward to hearing from you on the weekends!
Tom Settles was born and raised in a small town in Illinois before moving to the St. Louis area in the early 90′s. He became interested in a radio career after choosing to do a class report on the profession in high school and had the pleasure of interviewing “Radio Rich” Dalton as his subject. After graduation, he attended SIUE to earn my degree in Radio Broadcasting. Tom has been a longtime Blues fan and covers the team on a freelance basis. He’s had the honor of meeting some of the greatest players in NHL history just by doing his “job.”
While developing his on-air career, Tom has worked for a variety of formats from News & Sports to Contemporary Christian and Country to Rock n’ Roll. Ironically, he has worked on the same dial number twice, 106-5 – once in the late 90′s when the format was Country. It was at that station where Tom met his wife…long story short…she requested a song during the station’s Christmas night program and the rest is matrimony! They’ve been married for 12 years with 3 beautiful daughters. Now he’s on the frequency which is The Arch, so it looks like 106-5 is his lucky number!