Longtime WRCR morning co-host to retire after 50+ years on the air

Rockland's legendary radio host Steve Possell is retiring from WRCR in three weeks. He's been an iconic voice on the airwaves for decades, talking about the hottest topics of the day for more than 50 years.

News 12 Staff

Jul 22, 2021, 10:37 PM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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Rockland's legendary radio host Steve Possell is retiring from WRCR in three weeks. He's been an iconic voice on the airwaves for decades, talking about the hottest topics of the day for more than 50 years.
"I'm starting to forget a lot of things I should not forget, and I rely totally on my memory for my job for the last 50 years," he said.
The 72-year-old morning co-host is blind, something he didn't let stop him from pursuing broadcasting in college.
"This is going back to the mid-60s, and they said, 'Well, I don't know if you can do this because it's a very complicated board, and we don't know if you can do it.' And I said, 'Well, show it to me -- let me take a shot at it.' And they wouldn't do it."
Possell then did it on his own, learning and memorizing the soundboard for weeks, eventually earning his slot on the air. He went on to work at WRKL AM 910 for nearly 30 years before moving on to WRCR as morning host for two decades.
"Even if people think you can't do something, and you think you can and you think it's a realistic pursuit, then go for it," he said.
Even after signing off, he still plans on tuning in.
Possell's final day on the air will be Aug. 13.


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