FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Melissa Bachtel
(JULY 2013) – Envision Radio Networks® proudly announces Veteran Radio Personality, Program Director, 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 Program Directors and On-Air personalities at Sirius Satellite Radio developing all of Sirius’ Country Music Channels. In fact, Steve is also still on the air at SiriusXM as a News Announcer for the Howard Stern Show, and finally, he is Executive Producer of Chinamerica Radio, a 24-hour Internet stations featuring top Contemporary Chinese Pop Music.
Throughout his career, in addition to being a Program Director, he has always maintained a formidable On Air personality and presence at the stations where he worked. For a complete time-line of Steve’s remarkable career, visit www.stevewarren.info.
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 National Association of Broadcasters, 16 different State Broadcasting Associations, Advertising agencies, 27 Universities, business groups and internationally in the U.K. Canada, Switzerland, Australia, China, and The Netherlands. He’s not only a great speaker, but he’s an equally great interview with a unique historical perspective on the evolution of radio over the last 50 years, with anecdotes, and a vivid backstage view from inside the industry.
For more details, visit www.envisionradio.com or contact Melissa Bachtel at 216-831-3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with The Country Oldies Show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/countryoldies and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/countryoldies.
Envision Radio Networks® provides content and services to more than 1,400 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc. is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual news-weather-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Radio Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.