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  • Category: Radio
  • Unveiled: 03 May 1995
  • Address:
    7096 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
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  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Don Steele

Previous star: The Dead End Kids


The Real Don Steele

Source: blog.wfmu.org

Don Steele, born Donald S. Revert (April 1, 1936 - August 5, 1997), was one of the most popular disc jockeys in the United States, from the middle of the 1960s until his retirement for health reasons in May 1997. He was often promoted as "The Real Don Steele" to distinguish himself from another DJ with the same name. Born in Hollywood, California, Steele first became famous as a DJ on radio station KHJ in Los Angeles, where he helped to promote the "ultrahip" top-40 Boss Radio format which began on May 3, 1965. He also appeared on TV in his own programs called Boss City and The Real Don Steele TV Show, a show which ran from 1965 to 1975 on KHJ-TV channel 9 in Los Angeles. When the popularity of AM radio gave way to FM stereo in the 1970s, Steele continued to remain a popular personality at the station. For the remaining years of his life he spent his broadcasting days at Los Angeles's KRTH-FM (K-Earth 101).

Fact file

  • Born: April 1, 1936
  • Died: August 5, 1997 (Aged 61)
  • Occupation: Radio Disc Jockey

Read more about Don Steele at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Tumblr, Yahoo’s microblogging and social service, has reached into the TV world with its latest marketing hires, including tapping Comedy Central’s Don Steele as head of audience development. Tumblr also has named Evan Minskoff, previously with Ovation TV, head of marketing strategy and operations. Both Steele and Minskoff, in the ...

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