Greater Media/WCSX-FM Detroit’s Steve Kostan (Weekdays 7pm-Mid) has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ken Calvert, morning man at the heritage Classic Rock station, interviewed Howard Kramer, who is Curatorial Director at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Kostan.
Said Kramer: “There are a number of people we identified who we felt were really great exemplars of people who helped promote Rock and Roll, and Steve certainly falls in that category. I grew up in Southfield [metro Detroit] and radio was my first love. Hearing voices like Steve’s and Ken’s (Calvert) and Karen’s (Savelly) and Arthur Penhallow [WRIF] helped occupy my formative years. Steve was the guy who stood behind local music, and I thought that was an extremely brave thing to do. And Steve stuck with it, and I felt he deserved it.”
Said Kostan: “I was lucky enough to come along at a great and exciting time to be on Detroit rock radio. There was a fantastic Detroit music scene and I was able to stay in town the whole time and keep at it.”
Kostan is extremely grateful to Fred Jacobs and Ken Calvert for hiring him into radio. Steve celebrates 34 years in Detroit rock radio this Labor Day weekend.