A hybrid of both programming and sales , Steve Garland has built a career on both sides of the microphone. On one side, he's a veteran radio and television personality, hosting national TV programs radio shows on legendary San Francisco stations, and appeared in commercials and films. On the other side, Steve has created a strong track record as a consultant, Radio program director, Ad agency owner and consultant. Steve's managed everything from radio stations to high impact advertising campaigns for local and national clients and Agencies. Today, partnered with Entercom, Steve uses his experience and skill set as CEO of Steve Garland Media to help clients with creative, integrated marketing solutions, award winning commercials, Jingles, and Live Music. Steve still performs live for events with the popular band The Rhythm Vandals. Steve also serves as a member of the Board of Governors with Easter Seals.
See TV and Radio videos, airchecks and highlights in Steve's Vault. Hear hundreds of his radio spots in the Commercial jukebox. See live concert videos from "The Rhythm Vandals" in our LIVE MUSIC area.
With a career that began as a Bay Area musician and radio personality at San Francisco’s top 80s rock station KRQR (The Rocker), Steve ‘s radio show was punctuated by visits from local rock stars talking about their music and the bay area music scene. Steve also created and hosted the “Beatles Hour” for CBS, performed with the “Steve Garland Band”, and was voted "Top 10 radio personality" and later "radio exec of the year" by the SF Examiner.
The 80s were a busy time for Steve. In 1984, Steve hosted and co-produced a TV series for ABC-TV, “San Francisco Hot Rock”. Steve carried over his style of “Rock Star” visits on the series, with appearances by many top local and national stars. Flashback videos are posted in “Steve’s Vault”, and in 2008 segments were released on YouTube. Rock star interviews with artists including Van Halen, Grace Slick, Fleetwood Mac, Cindi Lauper, The Pretenders, Y&T, Night Ranger, Weird Al and more are now being seen by a whole new generation.
Also during this busy period, Steve also earned a summer degree from American Conservatory theatre and began appearing in film and episodic television, including Star Trek 4, War and Remembrance 2, Penny Ante, Crazy Like a Fox, Simon and Simon, voiced literally hundreds of radio and TV commercials, and played voice characters in video games.
In the late 80s and 90s, while balancing his On-Air & eventual Program Director/OM career at legendary stations like KFOG, K101, KSFO/KYA, and K-BIG (air checks in The Vault), Steve launched his own "Hot Spots Ad Agency". Steve spent the next decade voicing and creating ad campaigns, jingles and marketing solutions for clients Like The Good Guys. Steve also entered into the tech biz as writer and host of trade shows & corporate videos for clients including Macromedia, Creative Labs, and Sun Microsystems (SG live video).
In 2000, Steve and his family relocated to Sacramento to manage the CBS classic Rock station- the Arrow. Steve then pioneered the first Sacramento FM Talk station with Howard Stern at KXOA. In 2004 Steve became group program director for First Broadcasting, creating and launching a popular 80s format radio station, Flash 103.9 (KXCL) and Real Country 92.1 (air checks and video in The VAULT)
In 2004 Steve returned to the advertising and marketing business, using his strategic Broadcast, Ad Agency, and Creative experience to build marketing solutions both local and Agency clients. In 2005 Steve launched Steve Garland Radio.com. With the growth of the digital advertising industry, Steve most recently re-launched as Steve Garland Media, offering a full line of integrated media solutions, including a recently launched Music Jingle division, and is a member of the Entercom family in Sacramento, CA.
For fun, Steve continues to perform from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe at clubs, events and outdoor shows with “The Rhythm Vandals”, a six piece Classic rock and R&B band. For band videos and booking information, visit the LIVE MUSIC section of the website.
Steve’s biggest passions today include writing, discovering new technologies, super-serving clients, creating memorable campaigns, connecting via social networking sites, playing music, and spending time with his family. Steve is a proud Dad of a talented teenage daughter, Deven Grace, who has worked with him as voice talent on several award winning commercials and is also a musician.
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