Monday, December 15, 2008

R.I.P. Steve Brown


A quick post this Monday morning to say, Rest in Peace, Steve Brown.

Brown, a staple to Omaha talk radio for many years, most recently on KFAB, passed away suddenly on Saturday.

Here is the OWH's story on his passing.

If you listen to Omaha radio, you've no doubt heard Steve. He had a bombastic personality, and you could tell that he enjoyed what he did. He talked politics and culture and never left you wondering what his position was.

Omaha will miss his voice.

Steve contacted us not that long ago, and passed along -- in what had become his trademark blogging voice, ALL CAPS -- this compliment to us at Leavenworth Street:
I DON'T ALWAYS GUSH ABOUT MEDIA STUFF, BUT IN YOUR CASE, I'M MAKING AN EXCEPTION.

WE HAVE A REAL DEARTH OF MEANINGFUL, YET ENTERTAINING STUFF IN WRITING, THAT'S GENERATED AROUND HERE,

BUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS MOVING THE PERFORMANCE PEG OVER, SEVERAL NOTCHES.

KEEP IT UP, AND CALL OR E-ME IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
One of the best compliments we ever got.

We never got the chance appear on Steve's show, but at least now he knows our identity.

Requiem in Pace.


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6 comments:

badgolfer said...

Steve, we will miss your voice, your thoughts, your insight, but most of all..your friendship.

OmaSteak said...

My sincere condolences to Steve's family and his numerous friends. He was a great radio personality. His stories of his career and the "behing the scenes" of local politics were the best.

obbop said...

A class act... Steve will be missed by his listeners.

A void is in the airwaves that will never be filled in that special manner done by Steve Brown.

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Anonymous said...

I usually disagreed with Steve's political views but I always listened to his show "Talk of the Town". He was a great radio personality and seemed like a good guy too. He will be sorely missed. Thanks for all those years of entertaining us and informing us. "Straight Ahead" Steve!

EJA said...

With all due respect to Steve, every time I heard him I found him to be a cranky, angry old man who couldn't stop telling stories about the old days and dropping names.

Tom Becka played a clip of Steve's last broadcast and he was babbling about Union "executives" flying around in Lear jets filled with whiskey and naked women and men. This bizzare fantasy says a lot more about Steve Brown than union leaders.

Rest in peace, Steve.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stand his views. He seemed to buy into every whackjob conspiracy theory that came down the pike. I would call him and tell him he was nuts. Then he would tell me I was stuck on stupid or something. One day I saw him drinking coffee and smoking at a local establishment. I told him I listened and how screwy he was. He told me to sit down and what I found was a great guy with great stories. I became a big fan of his that day. As a person. RIP buddy.