The Real Don Steele

KEWB Channel 91

Sunday, August 16, 1964


Real Don Steele (KEWB Publicity Photo, 1964)
Real Don Steele (KEWB Publicity Photo, 1964)

“How the devil are ya?”

The remarkable Real Don Steele (born Donald Steele Revert, 1936-1997) — a/k/a “Your Mighty Leader” and best bud of Tina Delgado — spent only a brief time at Oakland’s Channel 91-derful on his way to landmark status as afternoon god at 93/KHJ in Los Angeles, but he shined brightly during his short stint in “Kewb Country,” wearing two hats: one as on-air personality, and another as program director.

This scintillating Sunday afternoon example of his frenetic, distinctive patter is a preview of things to come less than a year later when Boss Radio — with RDS’ KEWB teammate Robert W. Morgan anchoring the morning shift — was unleashed on L.A. by way of KHJ in the Spring of 1965.

The gently ‘scoped aircheck that accompanies this exhibit has much of the music edited out, but manages to show both Steele and KEWB at their very best.

On The Air Sign (Image)

The Real Don Steele

The Real Don Steele on KEWB (Sunday, August 16, 1964)
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