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Encyclopedia > Shadoe Stevens
Shadoe Stevens at the 41st Emmy Awards
Shadoe Stevens at the 41st Emmy Awards

Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad on November 3, 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40, heard in 120 countries by an estimated one billion people a week,[citation needed] from 1988 to 1995. He currently hosts two worldwide radio shows, the Internationally syndicated Top of the World and a four hour weekly "new rock" show Rock the World heard on www.pulverradio.com. He is also the announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an independent internationally-syndicated radio program currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Early life

Stevens first came to fame in 1957, when a Life Magazine article about him, entitled "America's Youngest D.J." featured a photo of Stevens broadcasting live over Radio Station KEYJ (now called KQDJ) in his hometown of Jamestown. The accompanying article extolled the fact that he had built his own working transmitter in the attic of his home the year before, using a "souped-up" wireless broadcasting kit with a hundred foot antenna, however it omitted the additional information that the equipment and advice needed to build the transmitter, had both been furnished by the staff engineers at KEYJ, which happened to be owned by his father and uncle. He was later "discovered" in a "man on the street" interview by the station and was soon broadcasting a weekly rock show called "Spin with Terry." During his high school years, he maintained a full-time shift at the station, developing his now-famous "slow 'n low" style of speaking, as a host of the "Mister Midnight" program. A cover of Life Magazine from 1911 Life has been the name of two notable magazines published in the United States. ... KQDJ is an AM radio station located in Jamestown, North Dakota. ...


College & early career

In college, he was an Art major helping to put himself through school working full-time in radio. He attended and graduated from the University of Arizona, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Following college, he joined the Bill Drake-formatted station WRKO in Boston, during the winter of 1968-69. At WRKO, he worked the early evening (6-9 p.m.) shift during the station's peak in popularity. In the spring of 1970, he moved to Southern California to another Drake outlet, KHJ, as one of the last true, "Boss Jocks", where his big baritone and energetic enthusiasm soon gained a following. Before long, he gained significant popularity on radio and became the announcer and sidekick on the nationally syndicated television series The Steve Allen Show. The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Look up fraternity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... His real name is Philip Yarbrough, but he is known by his on-air name, Bill Drake. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... Boston redirects here. ... KHJ can refer to multiple things: KHJ-AM, US radio station Airport code for Kauhajoki Airport in Finland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Steve Allen on the cover of Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, and Morality Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was a musician, comedian and writer, who was instrumental in innovating the concept of the television talk show. ...


He went on to be an award winning radio personality and program director in Los Angeles at KRLA. Attaining status as a programmer, he was hired to make a success of KMET-FM and then to create the programming for a new radio format on a new Los Angeles station, World Famous KROQ-FM, where he remained for five years. KROQ is a commercial rock and roll music radio station in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting on 106. ...


1980's- rise to fame

During the early 1980s, Stevens gained additional cult following when he created and produced "Fred Rated for Federated," a long-running series of offbeat television commercials for The Federated Group, a chain of home electronics retailers in the southwestern United States. It became so popular it was the subject of a two-page spread in Time Magazine and led to a movie deal, television shows, and American Top 40. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an independent internationally-syndicated radio program currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest. ...


Acting career

He contributed several memorably straight-laced readings of absurd material for The Kentucky Fried Movie and then gained national recognition as the announcer for two incarnations of The Hollywood Squares (the 1986-1989 and 1998-2004 versions) appearing in the middle square of the bottom row on the earlier version, as well as playing Kenny Beckett on the sitcom Dave's World (1993-1997). He appeared as himself on an episode of The Larry Sanders Show. US movie poster The Kentucky Fried Movie is an American comedy film, released in 1977 and directed by John Landis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daves World was a 1993–1997 CBS sitcom that was based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Larry Sanders Show is a satirical television sitcom that originally aired from 1992 to 1998 on the HBO cable television network in the USA. It starred stand-up comedian Garry Shandling as vain, neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders. ...


In 2006, Stevens was hired to be The Late Late Show's announcer, a position he still holds. He is also the author of a series of children's books. The first, released in 2006, called The Big Galoot, received rave quotes from Whoopi Goldberg, Dick Clark, Henry Winkler, and Gene Simmons. Dick Clark said, "In verse reminiscent of Dr. Seuss...it's the perfect combination for kids from four to a hundred and four." It's currently available online and in select bookstores. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Family life

Stevens married his first wife in 1967 (divorced, 1978); he then married Cynthia Gaydos in 1980 (divorced, 1984). Finally, he married Beverly Cunningham (an international model) in 1986. Stevens has three children, one son from his first marriage and two daughters from his third marriage, Amber Dawn and Chyna Rose.


His daughter, Amber Stevens is an actress appearing in the ABC Family Channel series Greek. She made an appearance on the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on July 27, 2007, with her father to promote the show. Amber Dawn Stevens (born 1987) is an American actress. ... ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


See also

ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Amber Dawn Stevens (born 1987) is an American actress. ...

External links

Preceded by
Casey Kasem
American Top 40 Host
1988-1995
Succeeded by
Casey Kasem

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Shadoe Stevens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Shadoe Stevens (born Terry Ingstad in 1947 in Jamestown, North Dakota) was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995.
Nevertheless, young Stevens was a talented D.J. After graduation, he joined the Bill Drake-formatted station WRKO in Boston, in 1968.
Stevens was the announcer for two incarnations of The Hollywood Squares (the 1986-1989 and 1998-2004 versions) appearing in the middle square of the bottom row and being portrayed as the smartest square on the show for the majority of the time as well as playing Kenny Beckett on the sitcom Dave's World (1993-1997).
Celebrity Artist: Shadoe Stevens (958 words)
Stevens utilized those very artistic elements to create a large-format, multimedia suite titled "The Transdimensional Symbolism of Rocky Waters." Rocky Waters is a fictional, Depression-era football player (Stevens clipped the image out of an old magazine), who serves as the centerpiece of the eight-panel suite.
Stevens began at the University of North Dakota as an art major, but switched to drama and radio/TV journalism when he transferred to the University of Arizona.
Stevens' radio career reached a zenith during the years he hosted "America's Top 40." Today, he heads up RhythmRadio -- "The Sound of the World in a Good Mood" -- a global network of radio programs featuring vibrant new music from around the world.
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