The Urban Buzz offers condolences to the family and friends of longtime programmer and radio consultant Steve Smith who passed away at age 62.

A Statement From The Family of Steve Smith: “The industry is mourning the devastating loss of veteran programmer and broadcast executive Steve Smith. Steve unexpectedly passed away peacefully at home, in his sleep, on July 7th, 2022. Steve’s highly successful career spanned 40 years and has broken countless records, won countless awards, and has irrevocably changed the landscape of American radio for the better. Details regarding the celebration of his life will be forthcoming.”

During his career in radio, Steve programmed for Clear Channel, iHeartRadio, Cox Media Group, Radio One, and many other companies. He helped develop many programmers and radio talent.