Longtime Philadelphia, Boston Host Steve Fredericks Dies
April 10, 2012 at 3:57 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime PHILADELPHIA, BOSTON, and NEW YORK talk and sports host STEVE FREDERICKS, who died SATURDAY (4/7) of pancreatic cancer in BOYNTON BEACH, FL, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
FREDERICKS (STEPHEN FREDERICK OXMAN) started his career in ARMED FORCES RADIO while serving in the AIR FORCE, then studied communications at TEMPLE UNIVERSITY and called sports on the school's WRTI/PHILADELPHIA.
After working at small stations in PHILADELPHIA and POTTSTOWN, FREDERICKS joined WCAU-A/PHILADELPHIA to call 76ers games. He moved to BOSTON in 1965 and hosted at WMEX-A/WITS-A and WEEI-A FREDERICKS returned to PHILADELPHIA and WCAU in 1978 for "SPORTS LINE" hosting duties, which he held down for 12 years until WCAU's format change in 1990. After two years at Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK, he joined Sports WIP-A in 1992, where he stayed until he retired in 2004.