Steve has been a popular radio personality since 1963, He is the author of the best-selling book on Radio Programming, RADIO: The Book, (Focal Press-NAB) and has been a radio professional starting at the age of 16. Since 1987, Steve has served as President of MOR Media International, Inc. an entrepreneurial media/entertainment company, developing, hosting and distributing radio programming, and radio station consulting and is currently Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Chinamerica Radio, the first 24 hour Internet radio station featuring the latest pop music from China. The station has studios in New York, but has an online global audience with Internet listeners, primarily Chinese and ex-pat Chinese young-adult professionals throughout the world. Steve projects a fun, entertaining radio personality. He’s topical, engaging, funny, and informative, speaking with authority on the contemporary media and entertainment scene. Since 1994, he’s been the host/producer of the weekly The Country Oldies Show, syndicated by the Envision Radio Network. From 1994-2000, he was an adjunct instructor at the International Academy of Broadcasting in Montreux, Switzerland. In 1998-1999 he was a prolific and compelling interviewer of radio industry leaders as Radio Editor of Radio Ink Magazine, a respected publication for radio Sales and Management. Starting in 1999, he designed and implemented all country music channels for Sirius Satellite Radio and was the first voice ever heard on Sirius (2001), conducting over 100 artist interviews in all genres of music and entertainment.
He’s sought after as an advisor, motivator, teacher, and cheerleader for compelling radio programming. His expert knowledge and love of the industry has secured his position as a radio programming authority. Clients include: NABEF Career Fair , NAB Radio Show, NAB Las Vegas conference and exposition, Country Radio Seminar, The Conclave, and the NAB European Conference, and State Broadcaster Associations in Tennessee, Indiana, New York, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Michigan.
Conner, a 35-year veteran radio and television broadcaster and Country DJ Hall of Fame nominee, brings her extensive knowledge of country music to the Hall of Fame feature that honors a deserving country music great each week.
Conner has traveled the country making people smile on the air at a long list of stations including, Piedmont (KPWB), Ironton (KPIA), Farmington (J98 and Froggy), Cape Girardeau (KGMO), Cedar Rapids (KHAK), Memphis (WMPS), Cincinnati (WSAI and WLW), Baltimore (WCAO), St. Louis (KIX, KJFF, KDLG and KQQZ), Pensacola (WYCT) and Maui (KDLX and KAOI). Conner can claim a number of firsts in her career, as she was the first to play a country show on WMPS, was the first woman to do afternoon drive on WSAI, was the first woman to have an air shift on 50,000 watt WLW and was the first woman involved in the Reds Radio Network, the largest radio network in the world at the time. Conner spent 12 years with the number one morning show in St. Louis (WIL) where she was nominated and finalist for several industry awards.
Debbie brings her unique personal perspective to “The Country Oldies Show Hall of Fame” feature, as she has interviewed nearly every major country music artist for the last three and a half decades including, Bill Anderson, Steve Wariner, Chet Atkins, Ray Price, and Charly McClain.