Mike Roe Digital News Producer/Blogger

Mike Roe
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Mike Roe is a Web producer for Southern California Public Radio and lead writer for pop culture blog Without A Net. Mike joined KPCC in November 2007 after working for KCTS public television in Seattle.

Roe began his broadcast career at his high school radio station KMIH in Mercer Island, Washington, where he served as president and program director. From there he moved on to college and community radio, and interned in commercial radio.

He earned a BA in history from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

When he's not covering the waterfront for KPCC, Mike writes and performs with several improv and sketch comedy groups. He's graduated from both the improv and sketch comedy programs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and serves on the board of his church.

Stories by Mike Roe

Pet Shop Boys' new album gets name from LA's Elysian Park

The Pet Shop Boys had originally considered calling their album “HappySad." Instead, they found their new album title in the City of Angels.

LA County sheriff's deputy shot in South El Monte

A deputy was shot and wounded Sunday in South El Monte, a sheriff's captain said. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

FYF Fest dazzles LA with indie rock action (Photos, video)

FYF Fest (formerly known a F— Yeah Fest) rocked the L.A. State Historic Park Saturday with headliners Refused and M83.

9 classic Hal David songs - remembering the lyricist, dead at 91

Hal David, lyricist and songwriting partner to Burt Bacharach, has died in L.A. at 91. Here are nine awesome Hal David songs so you can enjoy a dash of David's legacy.

Seventeen arrested in morning drug bust

Federal law enforcement officials swept a dozen locations in the Southland today to crack alleged loose-knit drug supply rings.

Video: The original Republican convention schedule

Here's a look at video of the originally announced Monday evening speakers to help give you a feel for what that original message might have been.

Found Footage Festival brings VHS weirdness back to LA

From exercise videos to home movies, those behind the festival dig through video relics to find you the best unintentionally funny footage of the video era.

Map: 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign = DUI checkpoints

Police are planning sobriety checkpoints again this weekend to bust drunk drivers across Southern California.

Autopsy: Rodney King's death a drowning with drugs in system

King's death was the result of an accidental drowning, but alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP in his blood were contributing factors.

What albums do Los Angeles music fans love?

Pitchfork, the journal of what hipsters think about music (or something like that), just published a list that includes a look at what albums L.A. loves.

Nintendo Power ceases publication since no one reads magazines

Nintendo Power magazine is ceasing publication after 24 years. "Nintendo what now?" you may be asking. "Magahuh?" you may say as you read this on your iPad.

'Top Gun' director Scott dies after jumping off LA bridge

Tony Scott, director of "Top Gun," has died after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge. ABC News reports that Scott was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.

Tony Scott remembered following suicide (slideshow)

The film community is sharing their thoughts following the suicide of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott. Scott leapt to his death Sunday afternoon; he was 68.

Body found off Palos Verdes Peninsula by LA sheriff's divers

Los Angeles sheriff's divers searching for a missing 50-year-old diver have retrieved a body from the area where her belongings were found on the beach a week ago.

Tonight Show cuts staff, Leno takes pay cut to save jobs

The Tonight Show has laid off about two dozen workers and host Jay Leno has taken a large pay cut to save the jobs of other members of his staff.