Former DJ will emcee LSC-PA ‘oldies’ concert
Steve O’Donohoe, better known as “Steve O, The Night Rider” during his many years as a disc jockey on Golden Triangle radio stations, will return to Port Arthur on Oct. 2 to emcee “Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show VI” in the Carl Parker Center at Lamar State College-Port Arthur.
O’Donohoe moved from his home town, Galveston, to Port Arthur in 1957, when he was 18 to begin what he described as “a happy life,” first as a student at Port Arthur College, then as a disc jockey at KPAC (1959-1961), KOLE (1961-64), KAYC (1964-65) and KLVI (1966-67).
“I was blessed to have the No. 1 rated show in the Golden Triangle for all those years, thanks to all those wonderful listeners, of which many became very personal friends,” O’Donohoe said.
The concert, part of Lamar State College-Port Arthur’s 100-year celebration, will feature national recording artists The Dixie Cups, Johnny Preston, Troy Shondell and Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois.
“I’m really looking forward to the show and seeing my old friends Johnny Preston and Jivin’ Gene and as many former radio listeners, as well,” O’Donohoe said.
The concert, which begins at 8 p.m. is a fundraiser for the Museum of the Gulf Coast and for music scholarships at the college.
Admission is $20 at the door.