Steve Barkway -- "Mornings with Katie & Steve"

Steve Barkway got his start in radio as a college student in 1972. He graduated from Adrian College in 1976 with a BA degree in Communication Arts. Since then, Steve has worked as a News Director and a beat reporter as he moved around to a couple other markets in order to stay close to his wife, Laurie, who was a medical student at the time. Steve returned to WLEN when they decided to come back to their Lenawee County roots. He is a proud alum of Onsted High School. He became Sports Director for WLEN, after a stint as the Sales Manager, and then joined Bob Butler on The Wake Up Show. A few co-hosts later and you now hear him as part of WLEN’s "Mornings with Katie & Steve"

Steve really enjoys time with his wife and family, spending time on the lake, or taking trips to Florida or around Michigan. He and his wife are members of Tecumseh Covenant Church. Steve says he's on the "second string" of the church Praise Band as a drummer. Of course, he loves sports! Especially softball, baseball, football and basketball. He's a coach too - coaching high school softball and currently is a volunteer softball coach for the Adrian Coll. During the basketball season, you can find him as the "voice" of Adrian College Women's basketball as a P.A. announcer. During the football season, Steve is the play by play man for Adrian College Football on WLEN. And if he had to name some teams? Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons all the way! He’s a Wolverine at heart, but since Laurie went to MSU, he’s learned to be a Spartan too.

One of his all time favorite memories at WLEN was when he was a helicopter traffic reporter in a partnership with MIS. He also remembers doing play by play on WLEN during the Hudson Tigers record breaking 72 game winning streak. Steve also loves doing radio commercials especially using character voices when he gets the chance.

Some of Steve’s favorites include Double Chocolate Fudge, iced tea, steak & lobster, corn on the cob, ribs, scalloped potatoes, strawberry rhubarb pies, 1966 Pontiac Lemans, Corvettes, Mustangs, NFL, NASCAR and the comedy of Steve Martin, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Sandra Bullock or Chris Farley just to name a few. Also Pink Panther and Monty Python - even Pixar movies. All time favorites: Jonathan Winters, Rich Little, Bill Cosby, Johnny Carson, Tim Conway and Red Skelton.

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