Steve Covino

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For the American soccer player, see Steve Covino (soccer).

Steve Covino , known as "el Covino" (born August 9, 1976), is an American Television/Radio Talk Show Host/Disc Jockey heard daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

Professional career[edit]

Covino started his career in broadcasting as the producer and co-host of Solid State on 92.3 K-ROCK WXRK in NYC (Later called Altered State with DJ Liquid Todd on 103.5 WKTU The Beat of NY). Covino then co-hosted K-ROCK's Hard On with Crazy Cabbie and later got his own weekend show at K-ROCK. In addition to being a DJ, Covino was in the Marketing/Programming departments at WXRK and worked his way up to the head of the Promotions department. Covino held that position for many years until he was offered a full-time DJ position by Maxim Radio on SIRIUS.

Covino has worked at Sirius XM Satellite Radio since 2002 as the nighttime host of SIRIUS-XM's Octane (Pure Hard Rock). Since 2004, he is best known as the host of one of the fastest growing talk shows: The Covino and Rich Show airing 9AM-12PM EST, 6AM-9AM PST (replayed daily & available ON DEMAND at ) worldwide on SIRIUS-XM RUSH channel 93.

In addition to their regular talk show, in 2013 Steve Covino & Rich Davis expanded their brand by delivering sports from a lifestyle/fan perspective. In Early September Covino & Rich launched a pre show titled Bleacher Report Radio w/ C&R bringing the very popular website to life w/ the experts from on Sirius XM Sports Zone 92.[1][2]

After the success of their satellite radio show, Covino & Rich debuted on Sports New York (SNY) on Sept. 30, 2013. C&R on SNY is A different take on all things NY Sports and more from a fan/pop culture perspective. Covino and Rich offer viewers and sports fans an entertaining, lighthearted show that will incorporate pop culture, social media and viewer participation—focusing less on stats and X's and O's Covino & Rich airs Live Mon-Fri 6pm (& replayed at 10pm et ) [3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Steve and his wife Layla Kayleigh, had a daughter, Melody Rain Covino, on November 2, 2009.[5] They celebrated their daughter's christening in Union, New Jersey, Covino's hometown.[6]

On October 9, 2011, Kayleigh and Covino married in Las Vegas, Nevada. Melody served as flower girl. [7]

After 11 years together and 5 years of marriage, Kayleigh filed for divorce on December 21, 2016 .[15

On February 23, 2017, Covino debuted his signature catchphrase "Less sinkhole, more stinkhole", regarding the recent sinkhole in California.


Covino began in radio at Montclair State University's 90.3 WMSC, But has worked at 92.3 K-ROCK WXRK NY, 103.5 WKTU NY, & SIRIUS XM's MAXIM Radio (where he also hosted a weekend countdown called "The Blender Download 15" -Blender Magazine's Top 15 Downloads of the week), Stars too, Sports Zone's Pound Stone Power / Bleacher Report Radio & Currently on Octane 37 & The Infamous Covino & Rich Show on INDIE 102.[8]


Covino was a recurring character on Style Network's Empire Girls and continues to make television appearances on VH-1, LatiNation, WPIX etc. He has also appeared in Hell's Kitchen as himself.

In Sept. 2013, SportsNet New York brought on Covino and Rich to host their own live daily talk show presented by Coors Light from 6:00pm–6:30pm EST.[9][10]

Video games[edit]

Covino has voiced numerous characters in 3 Grand Theft Auto games including City Official, Chinese Vendor, Cholo gang member, Gun Dealer, Smuggler and Local Population.


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