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Get to Know the Shadoe, Shadoe Stevens That Is
Shadoe Stevens is one of those guys with an unforgettable voice. I was first introduced to Shadoe Stevens when he was featured as "Fred Rated" in the Federated commercials back in the 80s. He was a guy with that sun-kissed surfer look with big 80s hair and a deep sexy voice.
Depending on what part of the world you're from, you may remember Shadoe as a radio disc jockey, host of Hollywood Squares, from the "Dave's World" television program, or the voice of America's Top 40 countdown, replacing Casey Kasem, or one of the many other things he did.
If you don't know Shadoe Stevens, this is your chance.
Radio Stations Shadoe Stevens has Worked At
- KQDJ (formerly KEYJ owned by his father and uncle) in Jamestown North Dakota where he was America's youngest DJ at age 11
- KILO in Grand Forks, North Dakota
- KQWB in Fargo, North Dakota
- KIKX in Tucson, Arizona (he was known as "Jefferson K")
- WRKO in Boston
- KHJ in Los Angeles (#1 in the United States)
- KRLA (Program director-created the first financially successful album-oriented format for AM radio which launched the station to #1 within 6 months)
- KMET-FM (Program director-created the first financially successful album-oriented rock format for FM radio and again took this station to #1 within 6 months making this station the most financially successful rock station in the United States).
- KROQ-FM (Program director-Created a new music format consisting of only "Cutting edge new music". This format is know today as "Alternative Rock". Once again, it only took 6 months for this station to become #1)
Shadoe Stevens Fast Facts
Born Terry Ingstad on November 3, 1947 and raised in Jamestown, North Dakota
Built a radio station in his home at age 10 and broadcast a one mile radius
Created a viral marketing campaign leading to his being hired as a host of his own rock radio show at age 11 and was promoted as "The World's Youngest DJ" landing him in Time magazine in 1957
Majored in Commercial Art and Radio/TV Journalism at the University of North Dakota and the University of Journalism.
Broadcast a weekly rock show in his teens called "Spin with Terry."
In high school he worked full-time as a host of the "Mister Midnight" program and developed his now-famous "slow 'n low" style of speaking
From 1988-1995, he hosted American Top 40 countdown when Casey Kasem left the show and during this time it was the most successful and widely syndicated radio show in the world
Announcer and sidekick to Steve Allen on the Steve Allen Show
Appeared regularly on Hollywood Squares and was the announcer from 1986-1989 and again 1998-2004.
Appeared on Midnight Special as a correspondent doing celebrity reviews and interviews for major rock groups
Starred in Loose Cannon and Dave's World (1993-1997)
Frequently been a guest star on Beverly Hills 90210, Baywatch, The Larry Sanders Show, Caroline in the City, Clueless, Burke's Law, Fast Track, and Sonny Spoon
Won the Billboard Personality of the Year Award
Done voice-over work for countless commercials, Comic Relief, the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, and currently the announcer for "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"
Appeared in The Kentucky Fried Movie, Mr. Saturday Nigh, TRAXX and Bucket of Blood
Created ShadoeVision, his own production company where he produces radio campaigns for major artists like Elton John, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode and the Rolling Stones. He also created advertising campaigns for artists like Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart.
You may remember him from his 80s television advertising campaign for Federated Group when he played the character "Fred Rated". The Federated Group was regional chain of electronics stores in the western and southwestern part of the United States. Federated grew from 14 stores to 78 stores during the four years and earned him another spot in Time magazine. This also led to a movie deal, TV shows and America's Top 40
Won the Cleo Award and Big Apple Award for advertising
Working on an art series called "Transdimensional Symbolism of Rocky Waters" that uses acrylics, pen and ink and computer generated printed materials to form a collage
Written four children's books
Art Director for "The Big Galoot" which should be released soon
Currently hosts the internationally syndicated radio show Top of the World
Co-founder and creator of Sammy Hagar's new rock station "Cabo Wabo Radio" broadcasting worldwide from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Married 3 times (1st wife 1967-1978, 2nd wife 1980-1984, 3rd wife 1986-present)
Has 3 children, son Brad, daughters Amber and Chyna
His daughter Amber Stevens is an actress who plays on Greek.
Shadoe Stevens on "Dave's World"
Great Links and Resources
- Shadoe.com :: Homepage
Official website of radio/television personality Shadoe Stevens
- Late Late Show: Watch Full Episodes and Video and Join the Ultimate Fan Community - CBS.com
Watch full episodes and video, browse photos and join the ultimate fan community for Late Late Show
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