This man possessed one of the finest voices
ever heard. Smooth, and just plain soulful. He was brought into
Tampa Bay by Bill Garcia when he started the new era at Q105 in
Chuck Stevens’ real name was Cary Baker.
Not many people knew much about him. He was shy, offered a quick
smile when he first met you, but it took time before he would
open up to you.
Chuck Stevens left the Q in 1975 to work at
Y95, the Bill Hennes consulted station across town, WLCY’s
sister station owned by the Rahalls. Stevens was the mid day jock
and doing a wonderful job, everyone loved his work on the air,
and his prod-uction was extremely good.
Chuck left Y95 looking for that “elusive
butterfly”, a happiness he could never grasp. After several
years of battling his personal demons, Chuck Stevens took his
life in 1986.