Legendary Sports Talk Radio Host Steve Somers on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max"
Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max
Big thank you to the legendary Steve Somers for calling into my show for an interview! Steve talked about his career as a sports analyst on TV in San Francisco, his dream of being in the scene of sports broadcasting in New York coming to fruition, and experience in college radio at the University of California, Berkeley. He told the story about getting into WFAN and having his show on the station since 1987. We also talked about the Jets' QB situation and the team pursuing Deshaun Watson. Follow Steve Somers on Twitter: @stevesomerswfan. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxrcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-2021.html. Website live show streaming link: https://maxrcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html. MAD MAX Radio on Live 365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg. Steve Somers on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azx--eESXMw.
#035: Steve Somers (WFAN) Talks Seinfeld and Sports
This Podcast is Making Me Thirsty (The World's #1 Seinfeld Destination)
We welcome Steve Somers. Steve is an iconic NY Sports Talk Show Host on WFAN. He has been with the staton since its inception in 1987. He is known as "Captain Midnight" and "The Schmoozer." Jerry Seinfeld was a regular caller and guest on this show, until a recent falling out over a request for Larry David's phone number. Larry David had also been a guest with Steve on WFAN. Social: https://linktr.ee/ThisThirsty Steve Somers: @stevesomerswfan "This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty" is The Place to Be for "Seinfeld" fans. We are the #1 destination for all things "Seinfeld," the last, great sitcom of our time.
Joined today, from the Mike Francesa studios, by legendary WFAN host Steve Somers. Being one of the original voices on the WFAN airwaves we discuss the early times of the Fan and hear stories about the dingy, cramped, yet historic Astoria-Kaufman studios. Steve tells us about being on the tv in California and how he made his high school yearbook dream come true by making it to the airwaves of the Big Apple. We hear about him dominating the NYC airwaves as Captain Midnight and why he never wanted to leave the overnight shift. Steve breaks down his tumultuous relationship with his midday partner Ruzz Salzburg. We talk about Steve’s famous monologues, the pros/cons of working his crazy hours, and what WFAN hosts impress the Schmooze the most. Steve and I talk a bunch about “Jerry From Queens”; we hear about the Urban Legend that Jerry Seinfeld called the station ranting and raving when he thought Steve was fired, the first time meeting Jerry in a bodega in Manhattan and co-hosting with the sitcom superstar. We touch on Steve’s health problems, his love for Raquel Welch and the 1 sports team he needs to see win a title. Steve finishes up telling me about his favorite on air moment and finally lets the world know where the famous line “The Eddie Scozzare” came from
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Red Ticket Blues
"Good evening and how you be!" We discuss the early days that include radio AND TV for Steve on the west coast in California. We speak about his unique and distinct voice and how it has made him the name he is in New York City and across the world. Steve discusses the interesting callers to WFAN and how overnight regulars became part of the the show and his life. And breaks down the main differences between day and night audiences. Plus, we discuss his most famous caller of all time- Mr. Jerry Seinfeld. Follow on Twitter @brianbuck13 and @redticketblues Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Podbean, Google Play, Spotify and other fine podcasting venues
Tonight I'll be getting the sports media career story of CBS Radio-NY WFAN's very own, Steve Somers. Steve will get into how he first got into sports media, how he got himself to New York and in at WFAN, some critics he had to shut up, and how he's been able to stay in the game so long. (Previous Recording)
It's Wild Card Weekend in the NFL and a HUGE match-up is on the horizon with the New York Football Giants visiting the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers. This episode I'm lucky enough to talk to a man who inspired my own sports media career, a WFAN-NY Legend in Steve Somers. We'll certainly talk Giants-Packers but I really want to get the story behind the man who was said to be "all style and no substance" when he started at WFAN in NYC, the very first 24/7 Sports Talk Radio Station. We'll find out what got him into the sports media insustry, what he loves so much about it and divulge some very valuabe advice.