Growing up in suburban Detroit, Steve’s earliest memories are of Motown, blues and rock coming from his ever-present radio. While in high school, Steve worked at Cousino High School’s WPHS radio and interned at the legendary (and now defunct) WABX in Detroit. Landing a job as a roadie for The Sugarcubes, Steve moved to Iceland with the band and earned his permanent radio operator’s license through a correspondence course he saw advertised on a napkin. A chance at his dream job brought Labenz back to the U.S., and he did the morning farm report on a Waxahachie, Texas, station for 17 years while he raced flat-track motorcycles in his spare time. He now takes his helmet off long enough to do middays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday afternoon drive time at Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR.
Man Suing Allegan County After Alleged Beating in Jail
A man who used to live in Otsego is suing Allegan County after he says he sustained injuries at the hands of jail staff, including broken bones. Warning: the video contains violence.) 45-year-old Aaron Henderson claims that he was forcibly undressed and beaten. He claims the beating left him with broken bones in his face, according to the lawsuit, which has been filed in federal court.