Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. “It was a different world on the weekends at night here. There was a lot of interplay between shows and producers, and live jam sessions on the air.” Now, Steve is the voice of local weather and news during Morning Edition, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. He also makes the morning coffee. Aside from SPR, Steve is a simple, dirt farmer who enjoys gardening, chickens, music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping. He plays acoustic and electric guitar and is proud to say that his mom listens to him every day.