DJ Steve Petryszyn

Host of “Record Roundup” The youngest of our Show hosts, Steve shares with all of us the passion for the music of the 50’s and 60’s.Chuck met Steve by responding to a Goldmine ad for Neil Sedaka records. Frank met Steve at record conventions and ultimately became a dealer at Steve’s shows. Like Frank and Chuck, Steve was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He began his music-collecting career in 1969.Steve met his future wife Sher, while attending Ohio State University.He actually sold some of his rare records to get money for an engagement ring.Steve & Sher were a team.Steve & Sher PetryszynTogether, they formed a small company called Record Roundup and ultimately held 42 major record convention in Cleveland over a 21 year span.Steve has been a contributor to various books on Rock History and Collecting Price Guides.He collaborated with WOIO news Investigative reporter Carl Monday to publish the First Cleveland Recording Discography that featured all the rock recordings from the Cleveland area.Together, they also produced the album “Pride Of Cleveland Past” to benefit a local charity, which featured songs by Cleveland area artists. Steve has also donated various items to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes the only know poster from the first Rock & Roll concert, “The Moondog Coronation Ball” held on March 21, 1952.This Alan Freed produced concert was canceled when 25,000 fans tried to jam their way into Cleveland Arena which had a seating capacity of just 10,000.This landmark moment in Rock History proved to the world that rock and roll truly was here to stay. We all lost Sher to cancer in 2005, but we know she smiles down on us each day.As you listen to Tunedex Memories and you’re filled with happiness, don’t be alarmed, its just Sher stamping your hand.

UPDATE May, 2020

My good friend Steve Petryszyn battled Dementia and Parkinsons the last few years and last month lost that battle at the age of just 66. He was the kindest, most sincere person I’ve ever met and I will miss him each and every day. Our bond was our mutual love of music and not having him around to share the gems I come across from time to time is just devastating. If there’s a Rock & Roll heaven, he and Sher are holding record conventions up there…


2 responses to “DJ Steve Petryszyn

  1. Kaptin Ignatz

    October 31, 2008 at 10:46 am

    ‘Heard somewhere on the internet that Sher had ‘left the record building’ but hoped it was a rumor. Gosh, I miss those Record Round-Ups. Sadly, our good ol’ golden Cleveland oldies DJ friend Chris Quinn has left the building – around Oct 1, 2008 after a long illness. And Polka*Meister Ted of T.L.T Productions is gone, too. This is a proclamation – Steve isn’t allowed to die! We have the technology to motorize his remains on a 45 RPM Silvertone turn-table for all Euclid Beach-nuts too enjoy 4-ever (turn left at the Laughing Sal display).

  2. Randy Howland

    October 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I’ve been trying to get a hold of Steve for some time and lost his number! Please have him give me a call. He was my former boss and a great friend!

    Randy Howland


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