Steve retired as Director of Research for American Century Investments in 2001. It took another 7 years to wind up work on some non-profits in Kansas City before he and his wife, Mary, moved to the Valley full-time in 2008. He has always had a love of music – almost all forms – and played the Great Highland Bagpipes with Kansas City St. Andrews Pipes & Drums for a number of years; hence, his DJ nickname ‘the Valley Piper’. He hosts ‘Celtic & Beyond’ for KLZR on the 4th Monday of every month, and occasionally does a different genre of music on ‘Music Your Way’. There’s not much opportunity for bagpipe music in the Wet Mountain Valley, so he now plays electric bass with an old-time Rock ‘n Roll Band – RimFire.