As a student at WSU in the 1960s, Steve Montgomery showed potential as an on-air talent and as a manager. In 1966 he was the public address announcer for the athletic department, announcing Cougar basketball and baseball games. He was also involved in the management of KWSU as operations chief.
In the 45 years since he graduated with a BA in communication, Steve has found success in an array of communication arenas. His Seattle-based advertising company, Montgomery Marketing and Communications, has received a number of national and regional awards during its 25 years in business.
Steve’s voice has been heard throughout western Washington in radio and television commercials and around the world as an announcer for various professional sports, including hydroplane racing. He has anchored dozens of programs on ESPN, ESPN2, and the Speed Channel.
Before starting MMC, Steve worked in all phases of broadcast programming, sales, and management. He was the program director at KIRO Radio during the transition from music to news programming in the early ‘70s and served as the station’s first afternoon news host. In the late ‘70s and 80’s he worked in sales and management at Seattle’s Country KAYO and KISW FM.
Active in civic and community affairs, Steve has served on the boards of directors of the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club, the Ronald McDonald House Holiday Cruise, and the Hydroplane and Race Boat Museum.
“The WSU Communications experience gives a student a priceless opportunity to explore various phases of the communications industries before picking one as a career,” Steve said. “In fact, you may want to pick more than one!”