"I have been with WENT since december 1984. I started as the sports director handling sportscasts and play-by-play for high school football and basketball games. I also did fill-in work in the news department and for the on-air personalities.
"I became news director in 1988. I am responsible for newscasts, sportscasts, meeting coverage and football and basketball play-by-play. A typical day starts with me in the office at 4:15 am and ends when the work is done.
"I am married with two children. I am a sports fanatic. I don't participate much in sports anymore with the exception of golf. I do watch a lot of sports.
"And I plan to stay in this job as long as my boss... and my voice... will allow it."
Steve is a Fulton County native, having lived most of his life in his hometown of Northville. He started in radio at the age of 19, working for six years at stations in Amsterdam. He then got the opportunity to come to WENT in Gloversville/Johnstown. When he first arrived, he did mid days for about a year before hitting the big time and getting a chance to do mornings with his soon to be buddy and pal, Tom Roehl. And they've worked together ever since. Tom says it's been way too long. He's such a kidder.
In addition to tormenting Tom on the air, away from work Steve enjoys playing golf.....not very well though. He spends a great deal of time walking every day. He also enjoys hiking, having spent many hours on trails in the Adirondacks and Catskills, and has completed the Adirondack Mountain Club's Fire Tower Challenge
"I was born in Albany in 1958, the fifth of what would eventually be 15(!) children to Garrett and Catherine Murphy. At the age of about two, the family moved from Rensselaer to Troy, where I would live until moving Gloversville in 1982. lattended and graduated from Sacred Heart, then Catholic Central High School, and went from SUNY Brockport to SUNY Albany to Hudson Valley Community College in an unsuccessful attempt to figure out what to do with my life. One day while driving, I heard an ad for the New School Of Contemporary Radio in Albany. Since I had been an obsessive radio listener since I was 12, even composing my own Top 30 charts to complement the weekly countdowns I listened to. I decided my love and knowledge of music would compensate for what I lacked in a speaking voice, which I figured schooling could help. After a six-month evening course, which I helped payforwith myAlbany Publlc Market job, I graduated in September 1980, and began submitting resumes and audition tapes. WENT was my first onair job, doing weekend evenings. After only a month or so, WWSC in Glens Falls offered fulltime work, weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. I worked there until the next July, when, due to budget cuts and my general lack of improvement, I was on unemployment for the first (and to date, only) time in my life. I soon found part-time work at both WABY (Christian pop) weekdays and WWWD (Top 40) weekends. ln early 1982, WABY was sold and most of the staff was dismissed. ON the verge of going back to Albany Public Market, I got a call from WENT, whose afternoon DJ had suddenly left for Syracuse. I returned in May, under Larry Peck, who sold the station to Jack Scott in 1986. ln the Spring of 1990, I was introduced, by a mutual friend, to lifelong Gloversville resident Susan Tracy. We married two years later, and have a son and daughter, Justin and Kayla, who work locally. Justin and his girlfriend Erica recently announced their engagement. I am now in the employ of Mike Schaus, who bought the station from Jack Scott in the autumn of 2018."
"I began my career at WENT in early 1974 as a salesperson. Joe Tobin was the station owner at the time, and wanted me to learn all aspects of radio. I wasn't really interested in sales, but it was a way to get my foot in the door. In the early spring that year, the late John Reich announced he would be leaving the News Director's position and I jumped at the chance to get on the air. Part of the News director's duties was to host the Sunday Morning Show, which turned out to be my favorite part of the job. So I left the news department and the rest is history. I did leave the in the early 90's for a few years and returned in 1996 and have been here ever since. I currently am on the air from 10 to 3 Monday through Friday"
"Born and raised in Amsterdam, NY, I am proud of my beautiful daughters. I reside in Fonda now with the love of my life and two amazing dogs and a couple of strange cats. Ha ha! My interests? I love to camp, bowl, cool and work on projects around he house. Sports teams? I am a huge New York Yankees fan and love my Dallas Cowboys, as you probably already know if you listen to me show.
"I have loved all types of music since the earliest days I can remember. I have worked in multiple formats in radio, including classic rock and country, however, hosting The Sunday Morning Nostalgia show has been the greatest joy of my career.
"Sunday Mornings I bring you the local news, sports, lottery numbers, and so much more. I do my best to give you what you deserve. A fun/entertaining Sunday morning!
"I have a great appreciation for the connection that I have made with so many listeners. Having you call in and share stories with me, whether it has to do with the artists being played or just a personal story makes our connection stronger. I try to bring new segments to the show that involve your participation.
"After all, I am just the guide through a musical journey that we take together each Sunday morning! Thank you so much for listening and being part of my life."
Dave Elliott has been an on air personality at WENT since 1992.
Dave is also in the control room running the board for Yankee baseball, NFL football, and High School sports.
He is a broadcast veteran of more than 30 years, previously working at local radio stations and television facilities in the Capital District.
Dave is known as DJ Dave, owner and operator of the Mobile DJ Service, Partymix with DJ Dave.