Steve Lewis

Which show(s) do you host?

I present a Thursday afternoon show between 12noon-3pm and I assist Bernie O’Brien with the Soul Connection show on Sunday evenings 6pm-8pm.

What is your background?

I began DJ’ing at school doing discos in the drama workshop. I loved it and started DJ’ing professionally in 1985. I also did Hospital Radio in Macclesfield and was a back-up DJ at Piccadilly Radio and Key 103 in the 1980s. I was also a DJ at Wire FM for almost 10 years.

Why is music your passion?

I have always been a big music fan and have built up a large collection of music over the years. I grew up listening to the big personality DJ’s of the 70s and 80s especially those at Piccadilly Radio and I used to go along to their outside broadcasts to meet my heroes. I was privileged to get to know some of them in later years. I have always had a passion for local radio and am very sad that it is disappearing, hence the reason why stations like Radio Warrington are so important.

Why Radio Warrington?

I was one of the co-founders of Radio Warrington back in 2007. When our local radio began to stop being local, we decided to start our own station just for Warrington. I wanted to give others the chance to learn about how to present radio shows too.

Tell us something interesting about you?

I was involved with a pirate radio station in the mid 80s in Stockport with a very young Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash from The Royle Family. I was on the air when it got raided by the authorities and got my record box confiscated never to be seen again.

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