Mike Ricordati

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materColumbia College Chicago
OccupationRadio talk show host

Mike Ricordati (nickname: Common Man) is a radio talk show host based in Columbus, Ohio. Since starting at WBNS-FM in 2003, he's worked with a variety of on-air partners including Chris Spielman, Kirk Herbstreit, Scott Torgerson and Jonathan "T-Bone" Smith. He's frequently mentioned by broadcasting publications as one of the most influential sports talk hosts in the country.[1]


Originally from the Chicago area, Ricordati started working at WFXW-AM (now WSPY (AM)) as a teenager. He covered high school sports and performed play-by-play duties for local public access television stations. After attending Columbia College Chicago, Ricordati worked at several radio stations including Sporting News Radio (now known as SportsMap). He started his work at WBNS in 2003, primarily as an update anchor and weekend host. After stints working with Herbstreit and Spielman, Ricordati settled into a partnership with Scott Torgerson. This resulted in the popular Common Man & Torg show, which aired on WBNS from 2007-2012. The show came to an abrupt end when Torgerson was fired for comments he made about Herbstreit's ESPN colleague Desmond Howard.[2] After Torgerson's departure, Ricordati hosted his show solo until forming a partnership with Jonathan "T-Bone" Smith. They have hosted Common Man & T-Bone since 2012.

Personal Life

Ricordati is married to Kristen, a novelist.[3] He has been open about his struggle with mental health issues and is an advocate for mental health awareness.


  1. "2020 TALKERS Sports Heavy Hundred". TALKERS.
  2. "Columbus radio host Scott Torgerson fired for controversial tweet". Awful Announcing.
  3. "First-time author from Dublin defies convention in landing book deal". Columbus Dispatch.

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