Famous Firsts with Steve Craig

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Steve Craig

Program Director, Brand Manager & Midday Host

WNNX (99X)/Atlanta

Afternoon Drive at KLOM (Daytime AM station) in Lompoc, California 1978. Fired after 3 months for staying on past sign-off in order to play the new Boston song “Don’t Look Back”.

Beach Boys, Chicago & Santana at Anaheim Stadium (Bicentennial Concert) July 3, 1976.

1st REAL Concert… Happened a month later. For my Birthday, my girlfriend took me to see this band called The Ramones at The Roxy in L.A. (their first west-coast appearance) August 12, 1976 30-minute set that blew my face off. Changed my life! Interesting that the live recording of that concert would be released decades later as “The Ramones at your Birthday Party”!!

“Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by the 5Th Dimension - first single I bought with my own money (1969).

Steve Perry of Journey (1979) He used to stop by the KIOY (K-104) studios outside of Fresno, California on his way to Hanford to see his parents. I was the night jock on the air, and he knocked on the front door asking if we were playing his new record… I invited him in and we chatted on air & played “Lovin, Touchin’ Squeezin”… twice!

BEST dead air experience… When I answered the door and saw Steve Perry there… I was floored, was probably talking and gushing too much, and my record ran out. (It was Prince “I Wanna be your Lover”) but, what a great recovery! “…Sorry, Steve Perry was at the door, and I’m the only one here…