Radio in the West would never have been the same without fast-talkin’, slow-walkin’ “Real” Don Steele (1936-1997).
Beginning with KBUC/Corona in 1960, the California pioneering DJ tested a half-dozen markets from California to Washington, before heading back to his native Hollywood.
Steele’s fortuitous timing teamed him up with popular KHJ/Los Angeles a few weeks before debuting its “ultra hip” Top 40 Boss Radio format, May 3, 1965. It set the standard popular music format for nearly a decade. Yep, timing is everything … (more)