Conshohocken resident Kathy Romano is celebrating her 20th anniversary on the Preston & Steve Show, one of the top radio shows in the Philadelphia region. MoreThanTheCurve.com asked her a few questions about her career in radio and living in Conshy. It has been slightly edited for clarity.
How did you come to live in Conshohocken?
I started with the Preston & Steve Show in 2003 when the show was on Y100. The station was located on River Road in Conshohocken (Whitemarsh Township) and I moved nearby. it was a great commute.
However, two years after I decided to make Conshy my home, the show switched stations to WMMR, which is in Bala Cynwyd. I lost my short commute, but I couldn’t imagine my life without Preston & Steve and I also couldn’t imagine my life anywhere but Conshohocken. I love it here!
How many Kathy Romano Wraps at Guppy’s Good Times have you actually eaten?
If I eat at Guppy’s, 90% of the time I order my own wrap. It’s delicious [the wrap has grilled chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, guacamole, and chipotle cream, on a honey wheat wrap]!
The reason the wrap at Guppy’s is named after me is because I created it years ago and Robin, the owner of Guppy’s, was one of my first friends when I moved to Conshohocken.
I spent the latter half of my 20’s in that bar. I could do a whole show on all things that happened at Guppy’s. We have some hilarious stories that transpired among the orange walls.
Top three favorite moments from the Preston & Steve Show over the years?
It’s hard to narrow down three favorite moments from 20 years. So I will share the first three that come to mind:
1) Interviewing, taking a photo with and eventually receiving a good-bye hug from John Travolta. He was an incredibly amazing human. I think he loved us as much as we loved him. It’s probably my
favorite interview in 20 years.
2) Preston & Steve being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. In 2021, the show was sent out to Chicago for the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony. I felt like a nervous but proud mom watching them
speak on stage in front of some of the best in the radio industry.
3) When we first moved to WMMR we did a promotion where we took a plane full of our listeners on a mystery vacation. They were told to pack for a beach vacation and to bring their passport. They didn’t
know where they were going until they were on the bus headed to the airport. The first time we did the promotion we went to Mexico. The second time we went to Jamaica. Some of the greatest memories came from those trips. We are still friends with some of the listeners that were on those trips with us.