Issue #131 - The Real Don Steele voted the No. 1 deejay in America for the second year in a row. He was truly something special.
Here's something I've been wondering about for 40 years: WHAT did Steele say at the end of his show every day during his sign-off? It always sounded like "End of the bow for the Real Don Steele," but I knew that didn't make sense. Was it "end of the road"? He still used this as his sign-off when he was on KRTH in the 1990s. And yes, he was really something. I'd always try to get home quickly after school was out at 3 so I could hear most of his show. Steele is the epitome of Boss Radio. The ultimate Boss Jock.
I had the same question about his signoff for the longest time. When he was working at KCBS-FM I was invited to watch him do part of his show in the studio. I asked him about his signoff and he said it was "End of the mo." Like with Tina Delgado, he didn't want to reveal what it meant. He liked these enigmatic references. They just added to the allure. But if The Real Don Steele said it, it had to be cool.
I had heard it was short for "momentum". In other words, Don's show was constantly moving forward...until it ended.
I worked at KHJ and dated Don Steele for several years...in fact he was my manager when I recorded a remake of Angel Baby on Imperial records. I didn't know who Tina Delgado was or who did the promo. But he did end the show with "end of the mo...knowing him he used it because it worked!
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