Could you give me an update on Shadoe Stevens? I hadn’t heard anything from him for a while until I heard him as an announcer on Hollywood Squares.
—Ed C., Arkansas
The smooth-voiced Stevens was named the primary continuity announcer for Antenna TV, Tribune Media’s television subchannel network, in July 2015. From 2005 to early 2015, he held the announcer position for The Late Late Show, announcing for Hollywood Squares prior to that. A co-founder of RhythmRadio, Stevens once described the Internet music company as “the full-color, widescreen, global Internet music mega-pipeline.” Beginning with The Big Galoot, released in 2006, Stevens also authored a series of children’s books.
Starting in the late ’60s, the North Dakota native enjoyed tremendous on-air and programming success at a number of radio stations in Boston and Los Angeles. He is credited with creating two of the most commercially successful music formats in the history of radio—album-oriented rock and alternative rock. From 1988 to 1995, he hosted radio’s American Top Forty, and his voice became one of the most recognizable in the world. He also has appeared in a number of feature films and television roles, most visibly as series regular Kenny Beckett on Dave’s World from 1993-1997.