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)
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)