Steve joined the WFMB family in 2002. He started working as a part-time host of the Press box on Wednesday's and Thursdays. Although not from farming family he took over the role of farm broadcaster for the station in 2009.
Steve grew up in west central Illinois in Macomb. After graduating from Macomb High School attended Western Illinois University. He began his career in sports, at WIU he was a sports anchor on WWIR-TV and the color commentator for the Leatherneck football. His first paying job was in Quincy at WGME-TV and then in Rockford at WREX-TV. After a few years in Rockford as the weekend sports anchor at WREX-TV he moved to Springfield. Bridge worked at WICS-TV for nearly 5 years, leaving the station as the sports director.
Bridge’s wife Dina also works in radio, the two have a pair of boys and they live near Rochester.
Apples Survive the Frost
by Steve Bridge,posted Jul 18 2012 8:58PM
It was cold overnight and a freeze warning has been issued again for central Illinois tonight and into Thursday morning. The overnight lows coming up do look to be three to four degrees warmer than last night. Did that freeze have any ill effects on specialty crop growers in the area? Gail Johnson is the owner of the Apple Barn. I talked with her early this morning and checked in on how things south of town came through the night.