Wed May 29, 2013
WNCW Remembers Steve Hecht
WNCW is very sad to report the passing of one of our family; a great friend and colleague Steve Hecht, host of “The Saturday Night House Party”. He was a brave man, a fighter with no measure in the struggle against cancer.
He was born 1962... in New York City; Steve graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he earned a BA in Philosophy. While there he began his life in the blues world as a blues DJ for 4 years and promoter of blues and folk shows at the school. Steve headed south to North Carolina and started Piedmont Talent which he has headed since 1989. Steve was elected to the Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation in 1997, one year after receiving a KBA (Keeping The Blues Alive) Award for Blues Agent Of The Year from the Blues Foundation. He was on the Advisory Board of the Blues Foundation. He received an unprecedented 2nd Keeping the Blues Alive Award in 2009. He was also a songwriter and photographer.
Rest in Peace Bluesman.