Steve Holstein

Steve HolsteinHi, I’m Steve. If you’re here for contact info my email is steve@wixy.com. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter.

And if you want to know more…

So I’ve been making a living in radio for 30 years. How do I still look so young? Kale and Thin Mint cookies.

I was born in St. Louis and raised on some great local radio. My first job paid nothing. You hear that: NOTHING. I hosted a weekly show on a YMCA radio station. My first paid gig was at WMCL-AM in McLeansboro, Illinois. It paid close to nothing.

Fast forward and before you know it you’re spending 20 years on the most kick-ass country radio station in America.

A bit more about my life. You’ll probably fall asleep so do not read while driving.

  • My co-hosts Melissa, Andy and I have won a CMA trophy for Personalities of the year.
  • Member of the Stephens Family YMCA Board of Directors
  • Honored to guide the YMCA’s Annual Fund/New Membership Committee
  • Can often be spotted donating at Community Blood Services.
  • A long-time member of the Illinois Marathon Committee.
  • Since 2009 I’ve mentored an Urbana student through the awesome CU 1 to 1 Mentoring program.
  • Won the Celebrity Shootout two years in a row at the Illini Archery Invitational.
  • When I’m not behind the mic or volunteering I’m at the Y working out, on my bike zipping around Champaign-Urbana, helping my wife in our garden, and taking care of our two dogs.

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