Longstanding KCOH radio personality Steven Reginald Talton, known on-air as Stevie Goodtime T, passed of cancer complications this past Sunday. While Talton had kept his long battle with prostate cancer quiet, details became known after his passing.
Talton was most widely known for his nightly program "The Passion Zone," which was filled with the best torch songs in soul music as well as Talton's pointed and often funny observations on couples and relationships. Filled with the likes of Isaac Hayes and Barry White as well as with dial-in requests and bits of listener participation, the program often felt like a late-night party.
Born in the tiny north-central Texas community of Maypearl on December 29, 1956, Talton was a graduate of Dallas Baptist University. He was in broadcasting essentially his entire adult life, and spent the last 18 years with Houston's historically black-owned -- albeit recently sold -- KCOH (1230 AM).
Talton originally came to the station as a producer for Ralph Cooper's long-running sports talk show "Sports Rap," but moved to his own program more than 11 years ago, according to KCOH's Morris Parsons.
According to information on Talton's Facebook page, there will be a private family service at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 20, at Mabrie Memorial Mortuary, 5000 Almeda Rd. Following that service, there will be a public visitation from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Other services are planned for next Monday, July 22, with a visitation/viewing at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church, 5744 F.M. 66 in Maypearl, southwest of Waxahachie. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy., in Dallas.