Steve Holstein

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

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I was born in St. Louis and raised on some great local radio. My first job paid nothing…and I loved it. It was a weekly show on a YMCA radio station. My first paid gig was at WMCL-AM in McLeansboro, Illinois.

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

You’re still here?

  • 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 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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