STEVE CROSNO: AN APPRECIATION by Jack Stauder

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.

Continue Reading

Steve Crosno – Aircheck: The Story of Top 40 Radio in San Diego (Paperback)

Aircheck: The Story of Top 40 Radio in San Diego

Review
“…the whole story; beginning, middle, and end of Top 40’s radio heyday in America’s finest city…” — Rich Brother Robbin, 2004″…the whole story; beginning, middle, and end of Top 40’s radio heyday in America’s finest city…” –Rich Brother Robbin, 2004″I Love it! I don’t believe the history of San Diego radio has been chronicled before like this…absolutely fascinating” — Gene Knight – Radio Personality”It has taken years to track down some of these personalities,… (more…)

Continue Reading

CROSNO CLASSIC: THE GREATEST LOVE – BILLY JOE ROYAL

I found this classic El Paso oldie on youtube. The original poster wrote this:

I know by chicano standards this really isnt whats normal. In the 60s and 70s there was a D.J. named Steve Crosno who was from Las Cruces N.M. Who was on air in El Paso T.X. He was one of or the only D.J’s To ever play BoBBy Rosales and the El paso Premieres ,The Dukes and Los Dinos——-Watcha Selena shaaa!!! THis song was one of his favorites. Just Try it

Continue Reading

The Last Ride bw Surf Beat ’65 – The Beach Nuts

Beach Nuts - The last rideThis sold recently on Ebay:

THIS IS FROM A LOCAL ESTATE. SUPER RARE EL PASO SURF MUSIC FROM THE CORONADO LABEL, EL PASO, TEXAS. THIS RECORD WAS PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY DJ STEVE CROSNO WHO ALSO HAD HIS OWN LABEL OUT CALLED FROG DEATH. THIS 45 HAS A GREAT GARAGE,SURF FEEL. SOME FUZZ GUITAR,KEYS, AND NICE BASS.
THIS GROUP FEATURED, Mike Webb. THIS SINGLE IS WRONGLY ASSOCIATED WITH LOU REED AND THE STRANGELOVES. THIS IS A SMALL EL PASO GROUP. THERE IS A SAMPLE OF THIS SONG LISTED BELOW.
ARTIST:THE BEACH NUTS THE LAST RIDE/SURF BEAT “65” SONG CLIP BELOW: CORONADO
131 EL PASO,TEXAS

Continue Reading