Premiere Networks Partners with Award-Winning Radio Personality Patty Steele to Launch "The Backstory with Patty Steele" Podcast

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LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2023 – Premiere Networks and award-winning broadcast radio legend Patty Steele announced today the launch of “The Backstory with Patty Steele” podcast. Listen to the trailer now on the iHeartRadio app or anywhere podcasts are heard.

“The Backstory with Patty Steele” is a bi-weekly short-form podcast featuring Patty Steele as she enlightens and entertains listeners with a journey through pivotal moments in history and pop culture. In each episode, Steele takes listeners beyond the surface of the big stories everyone knows to discover the fascinating lesser-known stories that shed light on the big picture. Some of the stories include a look at the world-famous architect and the mass murders that took place at his home; how bathing suits went from 30 pounds of wet wool to the thong; the original Olympics with athletes competing completely in the nude; and an iconic inventor who actually stole his masterpiece.

“The Backstory with Patty Steele” launches July 31, with new episodes posted on Tuesdays and Fridays on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

“My fascination with these kinds of stories is all about a fun peek behind the curtain of what we think we know about famous folks, events and lifestyles,” said Steele. “When we discover these incredible backstories, it's a blast worth repeating to friends! I look forward to helping listeners deepen their connection to the past, so we can understand how we got to the present, and how to better map out our future.”  

“Patty is a gifted storyteller, and we’re confident listeners are going to love her captivating exploration of these moments in our history,” shared Julie Talbott, President of Premiere Networks. “‘The Backstory with Patty Steele’ is intriguing, entertaining and informative, and we can’t wait to share it with podcast fans.”

“The Backstory with Patty Steele” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Visit to download iHeartRadio and listen to “The Backstory with Patty Steele” on your favorite device.

About Patty Steele
Patty Steele is a legendary figure in the radio broadcast industry. She has worked alongside some of radio’s most iconic personalities such as Elvis Duran, Scott Shannon, Danny Bonaduce and John Lander. As a co-host to all of the above, Steele brought her insights, humor and sincerity to a medium where longevity is solely equated with massive listenership.

Steele’s radio journey has taken her to some of the most well-known radio stations in America, including New York’s Z100, WPLJ-FM, WOR-AM, CBS-FM and WCBS Newsradio 880. At CBS-FM, she was teamed up with Radio Hall of Famer, Scott Shannon. She also previously hosted a weekly podcast with WCBS-AM Newsradio 880 morning show anchor, Wayne Cabot called “News On The Rocks.” She launched a second podcast in 2021 with WLS Chicago’s Steve Cochran, “The Deep 6.” Available at, the podcast won a Gracie Award for its two-part series arc covering her son’s journey from heroin addiction to recovery. In 2022, Steel was also honored with the 2022 MIW Airblazer Award, and she has been named one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Media.

Steele is very active in charity endeavors. As a seven-year cancer survivor, she regularly speaks at events and fundraisers in the fight against breast cancer. In 2017, she was honored by the TJ Martell Foundation, a music industry cancer charity. In 2018, she was the keynote speaker for the Breast Cancer Alliance in Westchester and Greenwich, CT, helping raise a record $1.7 million dollars. Also, in 2018 she was a speaker at New Jersey’s Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure, and the following year, she was the featured speaker for National Cancer Survivors Day at the Danbury, Connecticut Medical Center. Additionally, Steele is involved with a variety of addiction causes as well as causes encouraging children's love of reading.

Steele was born in New York City, raised in Lawrence, Long Island, the suburbs of Chicago, and in Summit, N.J. She’s a graduate of Principia College with a degree in journalism. She is an avid reader and a student of history (especially all things Abraham Lincoln). Married to radio programmer Steve Kingston, she loves travel, gardening, animals, architecture, anything to do with the outdoors, and her longtime hometown of Montclair, N.J. Most importantly, she loves nothing more than her three children.

About Premiere Networks
Premiere Networks, a subsidiary of iHeartMedia, syndicates more than 100 radio programs and services to more than 8,000 radio affiliations and reaches a quarter billion listeners monthly. Premiere offers the best in talk, entertainment and sports programming featuring the following personalities: Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Delilah, Steve Harvey, George Noory, Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, John Boy and Billy, Sean Hannity, Elvis Duran, Mario Lopez, Bobby Bones, Clay Travis, Buck Sexton, Granger Smith, Johnjay and Rich, Big Boy, Brooke & Jeffrey, Doug Gottlieb, Enrique Santos, Nancy Grace, and others. For more information, please visit


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Rachel Nelson
Premiere Networks