Insomniacs and night owls within the wide range of WBZ 1030's powerful nighttime signal have something else to lose sleep over: They're losing a longtime overnight companion.
WBZ's overnight host Steve LeVeille will say goodbye to his listeners on the last edition of "The Steve LeVeille Broadcast" this Thursday night/Friday morning(12am-5am).
LeVeille, 57, informed station's program director Peter Casey via a phone call on Monday that he has decided to retire.
He had been working in Boston radio for the past 35 years and at WBZ since 1991. He was named WBZ's overnight host back in June 1999 after Bob Raleigh retired. LeVeille, a Burlington native and Emerson College alum, who grew up listening to Larry Glick on WBZ to started his Boston radio career at the now-defunct all-news WEEI 590 in 1977.
Here's the official WBZ announcement on LeVeille's retirement :
LONGTIME WBZ NEWSRADIO TALK SHOW HOST,
STEVE LEVEILLE, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
"Steve called yesterday and informed me of his decision. Although it came as a surprise, I do know Steve enjoys his time in
LeVeille, 57, said it had always been his goal to retire early: "This is a quality of life decision for my wife, Diane, and me. We have been making moves during the past number of years to be able to do this without any particular date in mind. We have just reached a point where we said the time is right now. After spending most of our weekends and vacation time in
LeVeille is a native of the
LeVeille has worked in radio for more than 35 years and has been with WBZ since 1991. LeVeille began his career at all-news WEEI in 1977 as a news writer and producer. He worked for ABC News in
WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is owned by CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation. CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the
BRW Notebook :
Shutting off the lights : Late(around 11pm) last Saturday(6/2) night, WFNX 101.7's Twitter feed announced that the station's final day on air would be Saturday, July 21st. The 29-year rock alternative station which is being bought by corporate radio empire Clear Channel will be done for good on that day. The station is expected to have a live on-air party to remember and celebrate the history of WFNX. After the 21st, the station will become automated/jockless without any staff until Clear Channel's official FCC license takeover. Stay tuned to this space and BRW's twitter feed(@bostonradio) for further details on July 21st event.