STEVE "THE BRONC" BRONCATELLO
"There's nothing better than getting paid money for something you love doing" is motto Steve lives by until this day. Steve's road to television and radio was a road paved with many twist and turns. A Bronx, New York native, Steve looked to military as a way out of the urban jungle. However, due to his chronic asthma Steve was declined for admissions to the armed forces. The year was 1967. Steve had to figure out another way to combine his love for cars and life. While an active partner in an auto repair shop in the Bronx, Steve enrolled in Bronx Community College and received an Associates Degree In Applied Sciences 1969. Moving on to City College of New York where he received a Bachelors Degree in Education and Technology in 1972.
In 1972, Steve began teaching at Long Beach High School as an auto mechanics teacher. Steve was teacher by day and graduate student at night pursuing a Master's Degree in Education. On this spare time, Steve continued working as a co-owner and mechanic at the Bronx based auto repair shop. In 1973, Steve sold his share of the shop to his partner and devoted his time to teaching and the pursuit of higher education. Ultimately obtaining his Master's Degree in Education and a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision. This was not enough for Steve, so he also received a Certificate from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Driver's Education and Safety.
In the early 1990's, Steve sought advance automotive training through the New York State. Steve is A.S.E. Certified (Automotive Service of Excellence) and A.T.T.P. Certified (Automotive Training Technical Program) for the State of New York. These certifications are what most consumers should being looking for in a qualified New York State auto mechanic.
In April 1995, Steve became the host of Cablevision's Extra Help Channel. Steve hosted a live call in show on automotive maintenance and repair questions for the New York Tri-State area. Steve's show was so popular that Cablevision expanded the show from once a week to twice a week, with each show being one hour long. In January 1997, Cablevision paired Steve's show with another of Extra Help's mechanically inclined show - Motorcycle Repair and re-name the show "You Auto Know". Steve along with co-host Mike Timmons brought live television entertainment and education twice a week to viewers in the New York Tri-State area. The show became a great venue for combining his passions for cars and educating the consumer.
In 2002, Steve teamed up with Chris Switzer and Mike Timmons on Motormouth Radio at 90.3 WHPC FM Radio in Garden City, New York. As part of this dynamic trio, Steve shares his enthusiasm for cars and life.
In 2004 "The
Bronc" retired to an "undisclosed area" in the desert,
and now serves The MotorMouths as the team's only West Coast Correspondent.