Best Radio Talk Show Houston 2000 - The Matthew Momoh Show, KPFT/90.1 FM, (713)526-5738
Readers' Choice: KRBE/104.1 FM morning show
Talk show host Matthew Momoh serves up faultless venues for clashes among Houston's liberals, moderates and conservatives. From issues of UN peacekeeping to ethnic injustice to police brutality, his show is a magnet for the wise, the weird and the wacky. Sixteen years ago the West African native employed by the city's public works division walked into KPFT to assist a beleaguered DJ, and the program director snatched him up. Since then, his international topics have conscientiously graced the airwaves from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Tuesday. His facilitative style of delivery is even-tempered as he glides through up to 40 callers an hour, imposing a simplistic two-minute rule on the opinionated. Sometimes discussions get so heated that he has to watch the door for loose cannons when he leaves his weekly post. Keep your ears open for discussions on pesky politicians caught in the rattrap during the election months. Momoh is sure to snare a few in his weekly loquacious entanglements.