Envision Radio Networks announced veteran personality, PD, consultant and producer Steve Warren has reached a radio milestone not many other broadcast professionals can claim: 50 years in radio. Steve is the Host/Producer of the weekly Country Oldies Show, part of the 200 affiliates on the Envision Country Network.
In the summer of 1963, Steve began his professional radio career with his first paid radio job at WKLO in Louisville, Kentucky. He had recently graduated from New Albany (Indiana) High School, which boasts the nation’s first High School FM station, WNAS and was a member of the radio staff upon graduation. Steve was born and grew up in New Albany, just across the Ohio River from Louisville.
“In those days, there were two hot Top 40 stations in Louisville, WKLO and WAKY,” Steve explained. “I was a WKLO guy and dreamed of working there while attending Junior and Senior High School. I beat their door down for several weeks before they found a summer job for me.”
Now, 50 years later, Steve is still going strong as Host/Producer of the weekly Country Oldies Show on the Envision Radio Network. “As soon as we heard The Country Oldies Show, we knew this program would find a place on country stations with its extensive music library and veteran host/programmer Steve Warren at the helm” states Danno Wolkoff, CEO/President Envision Radio Networks. “For the past 50 years, there has been no one like Steve Warren on the radio!”
He was one of the first PDs and on-air personalities at Sirius Satellite Radio developing all of Sirius’ Country Music Channels.
Now that he has hit the 50 years in Radio mark, Steve will be taking a “victory lap” around the industry. Scheduled public speaking engagements commence with addressing his 1963 New Albany High School class reunion in New Albany, August 2-4. Steve is an engaging, informative and humorous speaker, having regularly been invited to speak to the NAB, 16 different State Broadcasting Associations, Advertising agencies, 27 Universities, business groups and internationally in the U.K. Canada, Switzerland, Australia, China, and The Netherlands.