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Steve Cheney

Steve was a St. Petersburg native and graduate of Boca Ciega High School, and entered the radio business at WLCY doing production in the last years of AM radio domination.  When WLCY-FM went on the air in 1970, he became music and program director of the all-automated station before joining several other WLCY employees at Q105 WRBQ in 1975. There, he would produce many of the bits that aired on the “Q-Zoo” morning show.

Cheney departed the Q in the early 80's and put in a short stint in production at the equally short-lived talk station WNSI doing movie reviews on-air as "Professor Steve." He soon moved on to WTOG-TV Ch. 44 where he eventually became the photographer for the station’s weeknight “PM Magazine” program. From there, he joined WXFL-TV Ch. 8 as a graphics/chyron operator before moving to Washington, D.C. in 1989 to work as a graphic artist for the Associated Press.

Due to failing health caused by diabetes, retirement from the AP and a move back to Florida was in order by 2005.  Steve passed away from complications of diabetes on January 22, 2014 at the age of 66.

(Photo courtesy Frank Berry)

Station History

1970 - 1975 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Operations)
1970 - 1975 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Music Director)
1975 - 1982 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Production)

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