101.1 FM Los Angeles KRTH K-Earth 101 KHJ-FM Jonathan Steve Scott Brian Bierne Mr. Rock and Roll Pat Evans Ronert W Morgan The Real Don Steele Huggy Boy

The Real Don Steele, 101.1 KRTH Los Angeles | August, 1993

The Real Don Steele
The Real Don Steele KHJ Publicity photo

Station: 101.1 KRTH (KHJ-FM) Los Angeles (Wikipedia) (Website)
Format: Oldies
Branded: “K-Earth 101“; “Southern California’s Greatest Hits
Featured Air Personality: The Real Don Steele (Donald Steele Revert; April 1, 1936 – August 5, 1997) (KBUC/KEPR/KIMA/KXLY/KOIL/KISN/KEWB/KHJ/KHJ-TV/KIQQ/KRLA/KCBS-FM/KRTH) (Wikipedia)
Contributor: Robyn Watts
Total Time: 9:44
Aircheck #1,594

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Curator’s Notes:

The “Boss” era is definitely alive in this sunny California Aircheck presentation of a Fractious Friday on K-Earth 101!  The Real Don Steele is captured, doing what he does best, and that’s entertaining Southern California the same way he did on KHJ, only on both sides of your ears in glorious stereo!

I remember finding this the other day and wondering how it escaped posting a few years ago when the contributor sent it in.  My find is your ear candy!



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.


Mike McGann
May 20, 2018 at 10:22 am

Talk about a guy having a good time on the air-Such energy ! Great to hear him again…

May 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

Without a doubt…one of the best examples of the “Boss Radio” sound. He and his pal, Robert W. Morgan are definitely out in Morgan’s bass boat somewhere in radio heaven having a “Good Morgan”.

July 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm

unfortunately don steele and robert w were killed by cancer from smoking way too much r i p

Matthew Saracho
October 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

When this aircheck was taped, I must have been three or four years-old. I was born in ’89, but thanks to my parents and other relatives, I was exposed to the Real Don Steel and Robert W. Morgan too. I have several recordings of K-Earth, from 2000-2007, when I was 11 years-old right on through my teen years. I’m trying to see if I can contribute or upload them to this site. Any help would be kindly appreciated.

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