Former Quad City DJ, Steve Donovan, Has Passed
The Race Man, Steve Donovan, passed away this morning at his home in Indiana at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer.
Donovan was a long time 97X DJ and known affectionately as "The Professor" due to his encyclopedic knowledge of Rock music, and his position teaching radio at the former AIC in Davenport.
Steve also hosted shows at radio stations throughout the Quad Cities, including a talk show about local and national auto racing. He was heavily involved with the race scene at Codorva, and the dirt tracks around the Midwest.
Steve introduced me to the girl who would become my wife, and helped me acclimate to the Quad Cities when Michaels and I first arrived in 1990. At his best, he could run three radio stations, while doing 2 airshifts using different names, and still not spill his Bud Light.
R.I.P. Race Man