Statewide: Newsmakers Sept 14, 2007




Grand Rapids Press:

John Keating has come a long way from his days as Steve Knight. Keating, an original member of the FSN Detroit lineup, started his broadcasting career with the Grand Valley State University student radio station, working his way up from broadcaster to station manager. That eventually led to a weekend gig with WZZR-FM in Grand Rapids, which today is WLHT. But the station already had an on-air talent named John, so Keating was rechristened with the stage name Steve Knight. It wasn't exactly the start Knight, er, Keating expected. "(The station manager) just gave me this name and said, 'Welcome to radio,' " Keating said. The moniker followed him to WZZM-TV, where he worked as a weekend sports anchor. It wasn't until Keating moved to a Denver TV station in the mid-1980s that he regained his birth name. Keating returned to Michigan about a decade later when "the planets aligned" and a position opened at PASS, which later was absorbed by FSN Detroit. Keating has hosted Tigers and Red Wings pregame shows ever since for FSN Detroit, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month... FSN'S Keating got his start at Grand Valley (Fri, 9/14)







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