Mark Seger aka Steve Shannon was a damn good rock jock. I grew up listening to him at night on 15 KSTP and then on Stereo 101 (KDWB-FM) in the Twin Cities. He also spent time on WLOL-FM as Steve Shannon (before Stereo 101) and across town at KQRS (after Stereo 101.)
This is the 11PM-12AM hour of Mark’s show from November 16, 1981. I recorded it when I was 17, using my Pioneer SX-3900 receiver, Winegard 10-element FM yagi, Technics cassette deck, and a fresh TDK cassette. The audio quality is good enough that if you listen closely, you can even hear some record pops and clicks.
For those who don’t know, Stereo 101 was a hell of a station. Airstaff included Hal Hoover, Jack Hicks, Mark Seger, Pam McManus, Steve Oliver, and Chris Edmonds’ “Morning Sickness.” The PD was a young Dave Hamilton. They did very well against KQ, even beating them a few times in key ratings demos. It was what most of us guys who went to high school in the early 1980s listened to.
There are a few of “Hamilton’s Secret Weapons” songs included in this aircheck. Can you name them all? Title and artist? Oh, that’s Steve Oliver (12AM-6AM) doing the Legal ID into “Moonrocks” at midnight. Enjoy!