People who listen to my podcasts sometimes have to keep up because I talk a bit too fast. Or, as the joke goes, they're listening too slow. One reason for that, however, is that I was a radio DJ before I was an attorney. And here is the audio proof.

Before I went to law school I worked in radio in mid-Michigan, with my last on-air job at WWCK in Flint. Along the way I played Country, Oldies and Top-40. About one month after this tape was created, I was in California listening to lectures on Contracts and Torts and biding my time until I could sue the car companies over defective cars.

Later, when I returned to Michigan, I became an attorney and began my career of representing consumers who had bought defective cars. I did a few talk shows along the way and then, most recently, a podcast. So, for the sake of cheap entertainment, here is a clip of what you might have heard if you tuned your radio to 105.5 FM that fateful summer before I left show business.

I simply grabbed a couple of breaks which I thought were fairly representative of what I sounded like playin' the hits. (Full disclosure: the b & w pic was taken at a previous station. I have no photos from the CK-105 studios. You'll just have to believe your ears.)


It's only a minute and 14 seconds long and No, you can't have the time back after you listen. This 1:14 comes with no guarantees, no warranties, expressed or implied. Like the people of Flint you get what you pay for. And you paid nuthin'.


And here is what I sound like today, in my most recent podcast:


A little less frantic without Lita and Ozzy under my voice?And I just noticed that I used a bunch of archaic words above that the kids won't understand, like tape and radio. We'll discuss what those mean in a future post.

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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 23 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler's Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation.


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