My Dear Friend, Steve Crosno

What can I say that I haven’t said on other websites dedicated to  Steve?  He was one of my best friends since 1964.  We talked every
week by phone, and I’m trying to keep the good and funny memories in mind.  I’ve been mourning is passing for three days now, but it does help to read all the wonderful things that are being said about my dear friend.  A big thanks should go to Manny Rivera who started this website and worked all night to set it up.  May God bless him.  May God also watch over Steve, his family, his friends, and his listeners.  There are too many stories about Steve to tell.  I’ll try to get the best ones together and come back to tell you about them.  Please know that Steve loved doing his shows as much as you enjoyed listening to them.  I’ll miss him terribly, but I know God is taking
good care of him, and Steve is now at peace with no more pain.  Te adoro, Steve!!!!

Laura from Chicago

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I found this at

They write:

There was probably nobody else in El Paso that
helped musicians as much as Steve did. He had the Crosno
Hop on TV, along with his daily DJ radio shows. On his
weekly TV show he would showcase local bands. It gave them
opportunities to be seen and heard – some of them probably went
on to bigger and better things. Steve passed away and will be
sadly missed by those that knew him. By Rick Kern
Kelp Article submitted by Sam Stephenson

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Found this at:

Don Dungan ‘67, June 11, 2007 Malicio Oolibarthy was a fictional character that Steve Crosno, the late El Paso disc jockey used to refer to. It was just one of those odd things that I find myself recalling from our collective, odd Northeast El Paso heritage. Crosno used to have a live TV show called Crosno”s Hop and remember watching my brother, David do the Bop with his slicked back, Brylcreemed ducktails and thin, thin belt holding up a tight pair of buttoned up Levi’s. Too cool. — Don Dungan ‘67 June 11, 2007

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Steve and I were best friends in Las Cruces High. We didn’t share every interest, but we both had a taste for adventure and humor – and taking these to the edge. After high school, I went away to college, and Steve and I parted ways in terms of career and lifestyle. But whenever I returned to Las Cruces to visit family, Steve and I always got together, and we could always relate closely due to our shared sense of humor.
steveteen.jpg Of course everyone who met Steve, or listened to him on the radio, was aware of his funny side. He was a spontaneous comedian. But with friends his sense of humor often ranged wider and deeper than he usually allowed in public. Irony, sarcasm, the absurd, the bizarre – he relished them all, as I did.

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