Steve Donofrio spent 34 years on the air at KOPN 89.5 FM, where, as the Radio Ranger, he hosted a Weekly 3 hour Music and Info-tainment show featuring the flora and fauna of the State of Missouri and a mix of Americana music: Classic Country, Honky Tonk, Western Cowboy, Western Swing, Folk, Alternative Country, Rockabilly, Blues, Bluegrass, Tejano, Cajun and Cowboy Poetry. The Ranger served as KOPN’s production and remote broadcast engineer from 1993 to 1996 and Produced – “Where The River Rolls”, a live music CD, to celebrate KOPN Radio’s 20 years of broadcasting local music. The Ranger also engineered and produced the award winning ” Classical Trivia” that aired on KOPN.
The Ranger was the Satellite Coordinator for four national live broadcasts over NPR of the Grateful Dead -New Year’s Eve:1983/1984 1984/1985 & 1985/1986 and the Summer Solstice SEVA Benefit concert from Toronto, Canada in June 1984. The Radio Ranger has been a Free-lance Audio Engineer &Technical Consultant for the past 22 years.
For ten years he served as Technical Coordinator for Midwest Radio Theatre Workshop and as its Executive Director for three more years. The Ranger is a current board member of the National Audio Theatre Festivals. The Ranger served on the Missouri Arts Council – Citizen Advisory Media Panel from 1995 through 1997 and is a member of the Missouri Cowboy Poetry Association. Currently, the Ranger works for the Columbia Online Information Network as a technical support specialist. The Ranger is a fanatic St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan, a vice he inherited from his mother.