WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN AND MARY LUCIA
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Who had bets that when Tom Bernard left his legendary (err, infamous?) seat at the KQ Morning Show that the drummer from the Black Crowes would take it? But in December 2022, Bernard was out, and by January of 2023, Gorman had slid in with his booming, friendly voice.
Gorman hasn’t ever been a stranger to commercial radio, even besides Black Crowes hits. His father operated a radio station when Steve was in high school, planting an early seed. In 2010 he launched his podcast, Steve Gordon Sports!, and then in 2013, he joined Fox Sports Radio. In 2019, the Steve Gordon Rocks! launched as a syndicated radio show on Westwood One affiliates, a path that led him to waking up the Twin Cities everyday.
He sat down with another vaunted voice, Mary Lucia, at Ed Ackerson’s iconic Flowers studio to record DISPATCH’s Very First Podcast Episode to dish about his view from behind the drum kit, what it’s like being the youngest of eight kids and how that translates to being in a band, and the unassailable cool of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.
To get the whole shebang, DISPATCH will release a two-parter episode, because it was just That Good, on SoundCloud. Our Scene Stealer and Scenester Supporters who signed up through Pico have already got to hear both parts! On Monday we’ll release the first part to all our Readers, but keep the second part just for our supporters—just one of many perks DISPATCH offers!