West End Atlanta native, Steven James Rickman has rocked Atlanta for over two decades. “Southside” Steve’s career began at WRAS 88.5, The voice of Georgia State and has many stops since then including 96 ROCK, Eagle 106.7 (Yes, Southside was Country when Country wasn’t cool) and Rock 100.5. Steve’s bad boy Southern charm has earned him the opportunity and rights to and bond with NASCAR and HOOTERS’ finest at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway for 40 plus races as well as Motocross Championships and Monster Truck events. Steve was the voice of the Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer team for 7 seasons, opened for George Carlin and Charlie at the Fox Theatre, hosted 6 Hooters International Swimsuit Competitions in Vegas and Miami, and is the only person in Atlanta that we know of to sit in every one of the 18,000 plus seats in the Omni before it was replaced by Philips Arena.
Steve has also been nominated for the 2015 Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame. His life changed a bit on January 25, 2014 when he married Amanda Lynn Bakalar turning her into “Mrs. Southside”. They have a twenty two year between age gap, and because she is a nutritionist, she’ll keep him around forever. When he is not having a blast on the air, you can find Steve spreading his own brand of “Southside” personality @southsidesteve on Twitter, Steve Rickman on Instragram, Southside Steve Rickman Fan Page on Facebook and YouTube at SSSTV!
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