WWDC DC101 Washington DC Doug Tracht Greaseman Steveski David Varndell Rock Active Alternative Classic 101.1 FM

“Steveski”, WWDC ‘DC101’ Washington DC | October 8, 1987


New Contributor David Varndell checks in with this high quality recording of Steveski during his afternoon show. Its a crisp, Autumn day and the weather forecast is for freezing temperatures this particular night.

We left the commercials in this one, as we often do, because of the historic nature of them. Check out the prices for suits at the “Men’s Warehouse” – yes, they were around in 1987! Most notably, in the first stop set, the very first commercial is for the (then) brand-new Microsoft Works! Remember, for those of us with computers, most of us were working in DOS, or with a Commodore 64… this is SO TELLING of the state of technology, even as we remember that in radio years, 1987 just doesn’t seem like that long ago!

Also VERY PROMINENT on this aircheck are the constant references to the Greaseman (DC-101 3/11/88, WAXC Rochester 1972, WPOP Hartford 1975, WXRK New York 1993, WAPE Jacksonville 1971) Morning Show! Before he went syndicated and before the crash and burn, Greaseman was THE BEST THING on DC morning radio!

WWDC DC101 Washington DC Doug Tracht Greaseman Steveski David Varndell Rock Active Alternative Classic 101.1 FM



Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


April 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I remember a guy who called himself Steveski who was on WMMR and WYSP in Philly back in the 80s. He referred to everybody as “Campers.” Is this the same guy? The other item of historical significance in this aircheck is the replay of the Greaseman bit, “name that scab”, which is a reference to the NFL strike in the Fall of ’87 where teams still played their games with replacement players. Great stuff!

November 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Loved this guy, Steveski! The funniest thing I remember was after a Moosehead (who remembers?) beer ad. He said “Sure, I like Moosehead, but the antlers tickle my thighs.”. Hilarious!

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