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.Together, 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…