Steve Pringle

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Steve Pringle

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sun: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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A 21 year veteran behind the microphone, Steve began his radio career in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.  Music has always been a big passion of Steve’s therefore radio is a natural extension of his personal expression.

Pringle’s radio career encompasses many years at top quality heritage Portland radio stations. KUFO, KGON, KKJZ, and the Blues Master at KMHD/OPB. Steve came to KINK in Feb. 2002 as a weekend voice and fill in for the legendary KINK Morning Man, Les Sarnoff. Steve’s experience ranges from news, music show production, mornings, mid-days, and now afternoon drive, which has provided great experience while creating a very well rounded, seasoned talent. Steve hosts Portland’s two highest rated Blues shows as well, The Friday Freeway Blues and The Sunday Night Blues Room.

Pringle is known at KINK for his depth of knowledge of music and he’s one of Portland’s most well known authorities of Blues music. Steve’s strength is his ability to connect with listeners in a personal way through his affable personality.

Pringle – “Ask me the questions Bridge keeper, I am not afraid…”

What was your first radio job? Interning for the Big B.A. & Iris Harrison at KGON…

What was your first concert? Rush w/ Sweet & Uriah Heep @ The Alpine Valley Music Center.

What’s your proudest moment? Easy…the birth of my son, Trey.

What’s your favorite aspect of radio? The discovery of great new music…

What do you like least about radio? The discovery of new music that isn’t so great.

What’s your favorite thing about living in Portland?  …knowing I was born here.

What is your greatest fear? Spam…

Which living person do you most admire? My son, Trey.

What is your most marked characteristic? That I am still alive.

What is your most treasured possession? My CD collection, now over 11,000 strong. It has its own personality.

What is your motto? A friend helps you move, a true friend helps you move bodies.

What do you consider your two greatest achievements? Memorizing every line of Spinal Tap & tricking the finest woman in the world to call me her own.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Willie Nelson’s garden…

What characteristic do you most admire in other people? Patience, tolerance & intelligence.

What characteristic do you least like in other people? Ignorance, intolerance & halitosis.

Which talent would you most like to have? Cat juggling.

What is your greatest regret? I feel that I have not lived that chapter yet…

What is the most surprising thing about you? Very little earwax.

What is your idea of happiness? Questionnaires like this one and more seasons of The Trailer Park Boys…

If you could have a conversation with one person – dead or alive – who would it be? Jesus…with a hard J, not soft.