Steve Wainstead's home page

Getting my open water diving certification, 7/23/01, in Key West.

You can reach me at:

Assorted links

Reddit Water

I am the founder and lead moderator of Reddit Water, tracking water issues and science worldwide since August 2008.

Las Vegas Developers Meetup

I was the founder and organizer of the Las Vegas Developers Meetup, a technology agnostic meetup for hackers, devops, software engineers, and computer programming enthusiasts.

From November 2011 until September 2013 I built the meetup from scratch, starting with one software engineer (me) to over 300 members. Due to moving to Key West for my wife's job I turned it over to three other developers.


I hang out on a LambdaMOO called Avalon. I'm working on a fork of the server code called Waverous LambdaMOO; I publish the work I'm doing on it in the Waverous LambdaMOO blog and also a Twitter feed.

Back on the air, then off again

After sixteen years I was once again back on the radio on Pirate Radio Key West WKYZ-FM 101.7 and 96.7, a 100,000 watt independent radio station serving the Florida keys. Since moving to Sarasota in May 2016 I've been volunteering at WSLR-LP doing behind-the-scenes work.

Wainstead All Night is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You can read a history of Wainstead All Night and Three One Three Three Seven. I was on the radio for ten years, although it seemed much shorter than that. In April of 2011 the Rock Hall approached me about acquiring recordings of W.A.N., which they now have:
ARC-0120 Steve Wainstead Collection, 1988-1998, 6.67 l.f.
The Steve Wainstead Collection consists of audio recordings, music logs, and listener requests during Wainstead's tenure as a dee jay on Cleveland State University's radio station, WCSB 89.3 FM, spanning the years 1988 to 1998. This collection contains over six hundred hours of audio recordings of Wainstead's radio shows Wainstead All Night, Cyclotron, and Punkin' Around. The bulk of these recordings are of Wainstead All Night, Wainstead's longest running and most popular show. The music logs and song requests are a mix of Wainstead's punk rock show Cyclotron and of Wainstead All Night. Local musicians from bands such as Death of Samantha, My Dad Is Dead, and the New Salem Witch Hunters appeared on the recordings for interviews and sometimes co-hosted the show. The Steve Wainstead Collection provides information about bands playing at local venues, is an example of college radio at the apex of its popularity, and offers a slice of the "Cleveland Scene" during the late 1980s through the late 1990s.

Photo Gallery

Photos from my collection, the bulk of which is now in the possession of the Rock Hall. From 1983 to 1988 I avidly photographed underground music in Cleveland, and I took over 8,000 shots in that period. I have been asked many times over the years to do a show so people can see all the work I did, but that would take quite a bit of time and effort. I put some photos on the web as an experiment back in 1996. Enter the gallery.

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